Where fire and ice meet

Paulo Pereira
Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

Sampling soil bellow a thick ice layer 9 months (January 2012) after a grassland fire near Vilnius city, Lithuania. Spring grassland fires are an important ecological and cultural phenomena in Baltic countries. Fires are used to clear dry grass and improve pastures and agriculture fields, even near urban areas, where traditional activities and land uses are still present.


About Antonio

I am a Biologist (BS in 1996) and PhD in Soil Science (2000), and work teaching and researching at the University of Sevilla (Spain). My on-going work includes the study of soil degradation processes in Mediterranean areas, soil erosion and the impact of wildfires on soils.
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