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  Information - SSS4 Fire effects on forest soils: from short- to long-term effects (co-listed in NH)

Event Information
Wildfire is a major concern in many regions where past and recent land management activities have modified the natural fire regimes leading to a higher frequency and severity of burns. Further increase in the area burnt, and in some cases also in fire severity, is expected as a consequence of climate and land use changes. Soil, the primary layer of the ecosystem, can be strongly affected by fire. The magnitude of soil perturbation, however, depends on many factors and fire effects can differ strongly over short, medium or long timescales.

Previous meetings on this topic, such as the EGU 2006 Session on "Wildfire effects on soil organic carbon dynamics, soil degradation and soil redistribution", or the "International meeting of Fire Effects on Soil Properties" held in Barcelona in 2007, have demonstrated the great interest within the research community.

This session aims to accelerate progress in the area or forest soils further by providing a new opportunity for cross-disciplinary exchange between researchers with a wide range of backgrounds but common interest in fire effects. Presentations are invited on all fire-related studies on the soil system and especially welcome are those studying medium and long-term (> 1 year) effects as these are currently amongst the least understood.

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