General Site Information
Site ID:CA-NS7
Site Name:UCI-1998 burn site
Tower Team: PI: Mike Goulden <> - University of California - Irvine
Elevation (m):297
IGBP:OSH (Open Shrublands)
Climate Koeppen:Dfc (Subarctic: severe winter, no dry season, cool summer)
Mean Annual Temperature (degrees C):-3.52
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm):483
Data Products: AmeriFlux BASE Dataset
FLUXNET2015 Dataset
FLUXNET LaThuile Dataset
Data Availability: AmeriFlux BASE:   4 years (Duration: 2002 - 2005)
FLUXNET2015:   4 years (Duration: 2002 - 2005)
FLUXNET LaThuile:   4 years (Duration: 2002 - 2005)
Data Downloads to Date: AmeriFlux BASE:   210 unique downloads
FLUXNET2015:   762 unique downloads
FLUXNET LaThuile:   232 unique downloads
Data DOIs: AmeriFlux BASE DOI: 10.17190/AMF/1246004
Description:The UCI-1998 site is located in a continental boreal forest, dominated by black spruce trees, within the BOREAS northern study area in central Manitoba, Canada. The site is a member of a chronological series of sites that are representative secondary succession growth stages after large stand replacement fires. Black spruce trees undergo a slow growth process enabling the accurate determination of the chronosequence of stand age disturbance. Additionally, boreal forests make up approximately 25% of forest ecosystems on earth. With both of these in mind, the UCI sites provide an excellent location to study the CO2 exchange between the atmosphere and boreal forest ecosystems as a function of sequential wildfires.
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Publications relevant to understanding the site
A. I. Hirsch; S. E. Trumbore; M. L. Goulden. 2004. The surface CO2 gradient and pore-space storage flux in a high-porosity litter layerTellus Series B-Chemical and Physical Meteorology. 56:4, 312-321. Reference
B. Bond-Lamberty; C. K. Wang; S. T. Gower. 2004. Net primary production and net ecosystem production of a boreal black spruce wildfire chronosequenceGlobal Change Biology. 10:4, 473-487. Reference
Ben Bond-Lamberty; Chuankuan Wang; Stith T. Gower. 2005. Spatiotemporal measurement and modeling of stand-level boreal forest soil temperaturesAgricultural and Forest Meteorology. 131:1-2, 27-40. Reference
C. K. Wang; B. Bond-Lamberty; S. T. Gower. 2003. Carbon distribution of a well- and poorly-drained black spruce fire chronosequenceGlobal Change Biology. 9:7, 1066-1079. Reference
Goulden, Michael L, Winston, Gregory C., McMillan, Andrew M. S.; Litvak, Marcy E.; Read, Edward L.; Rocha, Adrian V.; Elliot, J. Rob. 2006. n eddy covariance mesonet to measure the effect of forest age on land-atmosphere exchange, Global Change Biology 12 (11), 2146–2162. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2006.01251.x Reference

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