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Effects of controlled burns on the bulk density and thermal conductivity of soils at a southern Colorado site


Massman, W. J.; Frank, J. M. 2006. Effects of controlled burns on the bulk density and thermal conductivity of soils at a southern Colorado site. In: 27th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. Paper 2.4. Boston, MA: American Meteorological Society. Online: https://ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/110226.pdf

Throughout the world fire plays an important role in the management and maintenance of ecosystems. However, if a fire is sufficiently intense, soil can be irreversibly altered and the ability of vegetation, particularly forests, to recover after a fire can be seriously compromised. Because fire is frequently used by land managers to reduce surface fuels, it is important to know if and how soil properties may change as a consequence of the fire-associated soil heat pulse.

Keywords: fire, controlled burns, bulk density, thermal conductivity, soil properties


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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Effects of controlled burns on the bulk density and thermal conductivity of soils at a southern Colorado site
Electronic Publish Date: May 23, 2013
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