Research Brief: Insect damage versus prescribed fire: comparing long-term carbon impacts
Updated: Oct 25, 2021
Photo by Jan Christian Thomas
Do prescribed fires create long-term carbon losses from the forest? How about insect defoliations? How long does it take a forest to re-capture that carbon from the atmosphere? Dr. Kenneth Clark and his fellow researchers investigated all of this and more with their latest research in the pinelands of New Jersey.