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    Author(s): David R. Weise; Stephen S. Sackett; Sally M. Haase; Nels Johnson
    Date: 2019
    Source: Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 30(1): 1320-1328
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    Ambient soil temperatures were measured every four weeks from May 1986 to November 1986 at three depths under the organic forest floor in ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Lawson & C. Lawson) forests in three stand types subjected to periodic prescribed burning. Temperatures at the organic layer – soil surface interface in sawtimber stands were higher and more variable than in pole and saplings stands. Temperature variability reached a maximum in the summer and decreased into the fall and early winter. Soil temperature variability decreased as depth below the surface increased. Three years after the low-intensity prescribed burns, soil temperatures in the burned stands were not significantly different from the those in the unburned controls, suggesting that any effect, though none was detected, of the low-intensity prescribed burns on soil temperature and belowground processes affected by temperature is short-lived in these stands.

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    Weise, David R.; Sackett, Stephen S.; Haase, Sally M.; Johnson, Nels. 2019. Effects of fire rotation interval and overstory type on ambient soil temperatures in ponderosa pine forests in Arizona. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 30(1): 1320-1328. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfr-2018-0400.

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    Keywords

    Pinus ponderosa, prescribed burning, Mogollon Rim, thermocouple

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