Category: Ecological Research
Title: Fact Sheet: Carbon Cycling in Southwestern Forests: Reservoirs, Fluxes, and the Effects of Fire and Management
Author: Swetnam, T.W., Falk, D.A.
Subject: Carbon Cycling
Abstract: Forest death from extreme drought and wildfires are reducing regional carbon reservoirs and overall forest sequestration capacity. At the same time, land use practices and development have increased the vulnerabil-ity of some forests during extreme droughts. The intent of this fact sheet is to explain the basics of the car-bon cycle in southwestern forests. It also summarizes how carbon cycling patterns are most likely to change in the coming years to decades in the Southwest.
Type: Fact Sheet
Source: ERI - Fact Sheet
Publisher: Ecological Restoration Institute/SouthWest Fire Consortium/NAU