Special Issue "Long-Term Effects of Fire on Forest Soils"
A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2012)
Prof. Dr. Dale W. Johnson
Natural Resources and Environmental Science, University of Nevada, Reno, Fleischmann Agriculture Bldg., Ms 370, Reno, NV 89557, USA
Phone: +1 775 784 4511
Fax: +1 775 784 4789
Interests: biogeochemical cycling in natural systems; effects of regional and global phenomena (atmospheric pollution, increased carbon dioxide and climate change) and localized influences (such as harvesting, fire, fertilization) on biochemical cycling, primarily in forest ecosystems; soil-soil solution chemical interactions; factors affecting organic carbon accumulation and loss in soils; nitrogen, sulfur, phosphorus transformations in soils
There have been many studies and some excellent reviews of the effects of fire on soils. In most cases, these papers and reviews have focused on the immediate effects of fire on soil chemical, biological, and physical properties, and in general these effects are very pronounced. As is the case with many ecosystem perturbations, however, information on longer term effects is more sparse, mostly because few studies are funded for a sufficient length of time to investigate such changes.
Longer term effects of a wildfire could be a result of the immediate and direct effects of burning and the associated carbon and nitrogen losses, ash incorporation, or the indirect effects of charcoal and post-fire vegetation (especially nitrogen-fixing vegetation) along with the lingering effects of burning and ash that occurred immediately after the fire. Longer term effects of repeated prescribed fires could have all of the above as well as the cumulative effects of immediate soil responses. This special issue of Forests will address the longer-term effects of fire from both an observational and theoretical perspective.
Prof. Dr. Dale W. Johnson
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Article: Do Anthropogenic Dark Earths Occur in the Interior of Borneo? Some Initial Observations from East Kalimantan
Forests 2012, 3(2), 207-229; doi:10.3390/f3020207
Received: 16 February 2012; in revised form: 31 March 2012 / Accepted: 11 April 2012 / Published: 7 May 2012| Download PDF Full-text (654 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Impacts of Prescribed Fire Frequency on Coarse Woody Debris Volume, Decomposition and Termite Activity in the Longleaf Pine Flatwoods of Florida
Forests 2012, 3(2), 317-331; doi:10.3390/f3020317
Received: 19 April 2012; in revised form: 22 May 2012 / Accepted: 30 May 2012 / Published: 6 June 2012| Download PDF Full-text (208 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Long and Short-Term Effects of Fire on Soil Charcoal of a Conifer Forest in Southwest Oregon
Forests 2012, 3(2), 353-369; doi:10.3390/f3020353
Received: 1 May 2012; in revised form: 7 June 2012 / Accepted: 13 June 2012 / Published: 19 June 2012| Download PDF Full-text (328 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Forests 2012, 3(2), 398-416; doi:10.3390/f3020398
Received: 12 April 2012; in revised form: 12 June 2012 / Accepted: 13 June 2012 / Published: 20 June 2012| Download PDF Full-text (305 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Forests 2012, 3(3), 445-466; doi:10.3390/f3030445
Received: 4 May 2012; in revised form: 8 June 2012 / Accepted: 19 June 2012 / Published: 6 July 2012| Download PDF Full-text (262 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: DAYCENT Simulations to Test the Influence of Fire Regime and Fire Suppression on Trace Gas Fluxes and Nitrogen Biogeochemistry of Colorado Forests
Forests 2012, 3(3), 506-527; doi:10.3390/f3030506
Received: 3 May 2012; in revised form: 6 June 2012 / Accepted: 9 July 2012 / Published: 24 July 2012| Download PDF Full-text (444 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: The Effect of Restoration Treatments on the Spatial Variability of Soil Processes under Longleaf Pine Trees
Forests 2012, 3(3), 591-604; doi:10.3390/f3030591
Received: 2 May 2012; in revised form: 10 July 2012 / Accepted: 25 July 2012 / Published: 3 August 2012| Download PDF Full-text (295 KB) | Download XML Full-text |
Article: Charcoal and Total Carbon in Soils from Foothills Shrublands to Subalpine Forests in the Colorado Front Range
Forests 2012, 3(4), 944-958; doi:10.3390/f3040944
Received: 2 August 2012; in revised form: 11 October 2012 / Accepted: 15 October 2012 / Published: 22 October 2012| Download PDF Full-text (1907 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Oribatid Mite Community Decline Two Years after Low-Intensity Burning in the Southern Cascade Range of California, USA
Forests 2012, 3(4), 959-985; doi:10.3390/f3040959
Received: 30 July 2012; in revised form: 8 August 2012 / Accepted: 17 October 2012 / Published: 24 October 2012| Download PDF Full-text (332 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Fire Effects on Soils in Lake States Forests: A Compilation of Published Research to Facilitate Long-Term Investigations
Forests 2012, 3(4), 1034-1070; doi:10.3390/f3041034
Received: 12 October 2012; in revised form: 31 October 2012 / Accepted: 2 November 2012 / Published: 19 November 2012| Download PDF Full-text (352 KB) | Download XML Full-text |
Last update: 5 October 2012