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dc.contributorFacultad de Ciencias Biologicas y Ambientaleses_ES
dc.contributor.authorMarcos Porras, Elena María 
dc.contributor.authorFernández-García, Víctor
dc.contributor.authorFernández Manso, Alfonso 
dc.contributor.authorQuintano Pastor, Carmen
dc.contributor.authorValbuena Relea, María Luz 
dc.contributor.authorTárrega García-Mares, Reyes
dc.contributor.authorLuis Calabuig, Estanislao de, 1949- 
dc.contributor.authorCalvo Galván, María Leonor 
dc.contributor.otherEcologiaes_ES
dc.date2018-08-13
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-30T23:56:01Z
dc.date.available2018-10-30T23:56:01Z
dc.date.issued2018-10-31
dc.identifier.citationForests, 2018, vol. 9, n. 8es_ES
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10612/8919
dc.descriptionP. 494-509es_ES
dc.description.abstractWe analysed the relationship between burn severity indicators, from remote sensing and field observations, and soil properties after a wildfire in a fire-prone Mediterranean ecosystem. Our study area was a large wildfire in a Pinus pinaster forest. Burn severity from remote sensing was identified by studying immediate post-fire Land Surface Temperature (LST). We also evaluated burn severity in the field applying the Composite Burn Index (CBI) in a total of 84 plots (30 m diameter). In each plot we evaluated litter consumption, ash colour and char depth as visual indicators. We collected soil samples and pH, soil organic carbon, dry aggregate size distribution (MWD), aggregate stability and water repellency were analysed. A controlled heating of soil was also carried out in the laboratory, with soil from the control plots, to compare with the changes produced in soils affected by different severity levels in the field. Our results shown that changes in soil properties affected by wildfire were only observed in soil aggregation in the high severity situation. The laboratory-controlled heating showed that temperatures of about 300 °C result in a significant reduction in soil organic carbon and MWD. Furthermore, soil organic carbon showed a significant decrease when LST values increased. Char depth was the best visual indicator to show changes in soil properties (mainly physical properties) in large fires that occur in Mediterranean pine forests. We conclude that CBI and post-fire LST can be considered good indicators of soil burn severity since both indicate the impact of fire on soil properties.es_ES
dc.languageenges_ES
dc.publisherMDPIes_ES
dc.subjectEcología. Medio ambientees_ES
dc.subject.otherControlled heatinges_ES
dc.subject.otherLand surface temperature (LST)es_ES
dc.subject.otherPine forestes_ES
dc.subject.otherSoil burn severityes_ES
dc.subject.otherSubstrate CBIes_ES
dc.subject.otherVisual indicatorses_ES
dc.subject.otherWildfirees_ES
dc.titleEvaluation of Composite Burn Index and Land Surface Temperature for Assessing Soil Burn Severity in Mediterranean Fire-Prone Pine Ecosystemses_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.description.peerreviewedSIes_ES


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