Poster #39: Emily Adler – Soil Geochemistry and Charcoal Morphotype Response to Paleofire in the South African Fynbos 

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Faculty mentor: Stella Mosher

Fire has the ability to change soil geochemistry, which can facilitate or limit plant growth and may drive changes in dominant vegetation types. In the South African Cape Floristic region fire is a persistent force occurring multiple times a century. However, the response of soil geochemistry to these frequent, high intensity burns is largely undocumented. In this research we examined soil geochemistry and charcoal morphotype changes in response to peak magnitude fire events.

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