Ecological Archives E096-140-A1

Laure N. Soucémarianadin, Sylvie A. Quideau, Roderick E. Wasylishen, and Alison D. Munson. 2015. Early-season fires in boreal black spruce forests produce pyrogenic carbon with low intrinsic recalcitrance. Ecology 96:1575–1585.

Appendix A. Location of the study sites.



Fig. A1. Location of the 14 fires selected within the black spruce-moss domain of Quebec.

The province of Quebec is divided into ten bioclimatic domains, characterized by distinct vegetation and climatic conditions (Robitaille and Saucier 1998). The black spruce feathermoss bioclimatic domain is divided into the eastern and western subdomains that vary in precipitation regime. Vegetation is dominated by black spruce (Picea mariana (Mill.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.) with ericaceous shrubs (Rhododendron groenlandicum (Oeder) Kron & Judd; Kalmia angustifolia L.; Vaccinium angustifoliumAit.), feathermoss (Pleurozium schreberi (Brid.) Mitt.) and/or Sphagnum moss (Sphagnum sp.) constituting the majority of the understory vegetation.


Literature cited

Robitaille, A., J. Saucier. 1998. Paysages Régionaux du Québec Méridional. Les Publications du Québec, Sainte-Foy, QC, Canada.

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