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- Zhao, Weiwei; Blauw, Luke G.; van Logtestijn, Richard S. P.; Cornwell, William K.; Cornelissen, Johannes H. C.
- Forests 2014 v.5 no.4 pp. 827-846
- biosphere; branches; burning; carbon sequestration; climate; drying; fire spread; flammability; forest fires; forests; fuels (fire ecology); rain; trees; water content; wood degradation
- ... Fire is nearly ubiquitous in the terrestrial biosphere, with profound effects on earth surface carbon storage, climate, and forest functions. Fuel quality is an important parameter determining forest fire behavior, which differs among both tree species and organs. Fuel quality is not static: when dead plant material decomposes, its structural, chemical, and water dynamic properties change, with im ...