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Title: Contributions of wildland fire to terrestrial ecosystem carbon dynamics in North America from 1990 to 2012: Fire-Caused Net Ecosystem Carbon Flux

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  1. Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge Tennessee USA
  2. School of Forest Resources, University of Maine, Orono Maine USA
  3. Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, U.S. Geological Survey, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks Alaska USA
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Journal Name: Global Biogeochemical Cycles Journal Volume: 31 Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 0886-6236
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Chen, Guangsheng, Hayes, Daniel J., and David McGuire, A. Contributions of wildland fire to terrestrial ecosystem carbon dynamics in North America from 1990 to 2012: Fire-Caused Net Ecosystem Carbon Flux. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1002/2016GB005548.
Chen, Guangsheng, Hayes, Daniel J., & David McGuire, A. Contributions of wildland fire to terrestrial ecosystem carbon dynamics in North America from 1990 to 2012: Fire-Caused Net Ecosystem Carbon Flux. United States. doi:10.1002/2016GB005548.
Chen, Guangsheng, Hayes, Daniel J., and David McGuire, A. Sat . "Contributions of wildland fire to terrestrial ecosystem carbon dynamics in North America from 1990 to 2012: Fire-Caused Net Ecosystem Carbon Flux". United States. doi:10.1002/2016GB005548.
title = {Contributions of wildland fire to terrestrial ecosystem carbon dynamics in North America from 1990 to 2012: Fire-Caused Net Ecosystem Carbon Flux},
author = {Chen, Guangsheng and Hayes, Daniel J. and David McGuire, A.},
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doi = {10.1002/2016GB005548},
journal = {Global Biogeochemical Cycles},
number = 5,
volume = 31,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {5}

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