Articles | Volume 14, issue 10
Model evaluation paper
29 Oct 2021
Model evaluation paper |  | 29 Oct 2021

Comparing an exponential respiration model to alternative models for soil respiration components in a Canadian wildfire chronosequence (FireResp v1.0)

John Zobitz, Heidi Aaltonen, Xuan Zhou, Frank Berninger, Jukka Pumpanen, and Kajar Köster


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2021-185', Anonymous Referee #1, 29 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2021-185', Anonymous Referee #2, 13 Sep 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on gmd-2021-185', John Zobitz, 30 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by John Zobitz on behalf of the Authors (30 Sep 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (01 Oct 2021) by Christoph Müller
AR by John Zobitz on behalf of the Authors (01 Oct 2021)
Short summary
Forest fires heavily affect carbon stocks and fluxes of carbon in high-latitude forests. Long-term trends in soil respiration following forest fires are associated with recovery of aboveground biomass. We evaluated models for soil autotrophic and heterotrophic respiration with data from a chronosequence of stand-replacing forest fires in northern Canada. The best model that reproduced expected patterns in soil respiration components takes into account soil microbe carbon as a model variable.