General Site Information
Site ID:CA-SF2
Site Name:Saskatchewan - Western Boreal, forest burned in 1989
Tower Team: PI: Brian Amiro <Brian_Amiro@umanitoba.ca> - University of Manitoba
Latitude:54.2539
Longitude:-105.8775
Elevation (m):520
NetworkAmeriFlux, Fluxnet-Canada
IGBP:ENF (Evergreen Needleleaf Forests)
Climate Koeppen:Dfc (Subarctic: severe winter, no dry season, cool summer)
Mean Annual Temperature (degrees C):0.4
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm):470
Data Products: AmeriFlux BASE Dataset
FLUXNET2015 Dataset
FLUXNET LaThuile Dataset
Data Availability: AmeriFlux BASE:   6 years (Duration: 2001 - 2006)
FLUXNET2015:   5 years (Duration: 2001 - 2005)
FLUXNET LaThuile:   3 years (Duration: 2003 - 2005)
Data Downloads to Date: AmeriFlux BASE:   222 unique downloads
FLUXNET2015:   767 unique downloads
FLUXNET LaThuile:   247 unique downloads
Data DOIs: AmeriFlux BASE DOI: 10.17190/AMF/1246007
Description:Amiro_et_al_2006, AFM/136:...The 1989 burn site (F89) was northeast of Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, with the humancaused fire covering 13,500 ha. Parts of the area had been logged prior to the fire, and slash residues would have been burned in some locations. Parts of the area were aerially seeded with jack pine seeds in the winter of 1990. The present tree canopy was composed of balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera L.), jack pine, trembling aspen, and birch (Betula papyrifera Marsh.) and prior to the fire, the stand consisted of these same species aswell asblack spruce.Deadsnags of black spruce and jack pinewere still standing, althoughmost had fallen over and formed a leaningmix of dry, dead tree boles. The understory vegetation consisted mostly of black spruce saplings, saplings of the tree overstory species, bearberry, blueberry (Vaccinium myrtilloides Michx.), raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.), rose (Rosa acicularis Lindl.), bunchberry (Cornus canadensis L.), and reed grass (Calamagrostis canadensis (Michx.) Nutt.).
Acknowledgments:The data collection was funded by the Canadian Forest Service (Natural Resources Canada) and by Parks Canada as part of the BERMS (Boreal Ecosystem Research and Monitoring Sites) initiative in collaboration with the Fluxnet Canada Research Network and the Canadian Carbon Program (supported by the Canadian National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences and the BIOCAP Canada Foundation).
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Publications relevant to understanding the site
BibliographyUsage
Amiro, B.D. 2009. Measuring boreal forest evapotranspiration using the energy balance residual. Journal of Hydrology 366: 112-118. Reference
Amiro, B.D. 2010. Estimating annual carbon dioxide eddy fluxes using open-path analysers for cold forest sites. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 150:1366-1372. Reference
Amiro, B.D.  2001. Paired-tower measurements of carbon and energy fluxes following disturbance in the boreal forest.  Global Change Biology 7, 253-268 Reference
Amiro, B.D., A.G. Barr, J.G. Barr, T.A. Black, R. Bracho, M. Brown, J. Chen, K.L. Clark, K.J. Davis, A.R. Desai, S. Dore, V. Engel, J.D. Fuentes, A.H. Goldstein, M.L. Goulden, T.E. Kolb, M.B. Lavigne, B.E. Law, H.A. Margolis, T. Martin, J.H. McCaughey, L. Misson, M. Montes-Helu, A. Noormets, J.T. Randerson, G. Starr, and J. Xiao. 2010. Ecosystem carbon dioxide fluxes after disturbance in forests of North America. J. Geophys. Res. 115, G00K02, doi:10.1029/2010JG001390. Reference
Amiro, B.D., A.G. Barr, T.A. Black, H. Iwashita, N. Kljun, J.H. McCaughey, K. Morgenstern, S. Murayama, Z. Nesic, A.L. Orchansky, and N. Saigusa. 2006.  Carbon, energy and water fluxes at mature and disturbed forest sites, Saskatchewan, Canada.  Agric. For. Meteorol. 136, 237-251. Reference
Amiro, B.D., A.L. Orchansky, A.G. Barr, T.A. Black, S.D. Chambers, F.S. Chapin III, M.L. Goulden, M. Litvak, H.P. Liu, J.H. McCaughey, A. McMillan and J.T. Randerson.  2006. The effect of post-fire stand age on the boreal forest energy balance.  Agric. For. Meteorol. 140, 41-50 Reference
B. D. Amiro; J. I. MacPherson; R. L. Desjardins; J. M. Chen; J. Liu. 2003. Post-fire carbon dioxide fluxes in the western Canadian boreal forest: evidence from towers, aircraft and remote sensingAgricultural and Forest Meteorology. 115:1-2, 91-107. Reference
M. B. Rayment; P. G. Jarvis. 1999. Seasonal gas exchange of black spruce using an automatic branch bag systemCanadian Journal of Forest Research-Revue Canadienne De Recherche Forestiere. 29:10, 1528-1538. Reference
M.S. Mkhabela, B.D. Amiro, A.G. Barr, T.A. Black, I. Hawthorne, J. Kidston, J.H. McCaughey, A.L. Orchansky, Z. Nesic, A. Sass, A. Shashkov and T. Zha. 2009. Comparison of carbon dynamics and water use efficiency following fire and harvesting in Canadian boreal forests. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 149: 783-794. Primary_Citation
M.S. Mkhabela, B.D. Amiro, A.G. Barr, T.A. Black, I. Hawthorne, J. Kidston, J.H. McCaughey, A.L. Orchansky, Z. Nesic, A. Sass, A. Shashkov and T. Zha. 2009. Comparison of carbon dynamics and water use efficiency following fire and harvesting in Canadian boreal forests. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 149: 783-794. Primary_Citation

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