Charcoal production during prescribed fire and its role in carbon turnover


Prescribed fires convert variable amounts of biomass into a variety of forms of ‘black carbon’.  Both the rate (and efficiency) of conversion and the forms of black C produced vary widely but little is known about these processes. This project will be supervised by Dr Meaghan Jenkins, Professor John Crawford, Professor Mark Adams from the University of Sydney


Professor Mark Adams

Research Location

Sydney Institute of Agriculture - Australian Technology Park

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Likewise, the forms of black C produced have variable but largely unknown consequences for soil C storage.  This project will focus on determining rates of black C production (biomass conversion), with additional studies of black C dynamics in soils.

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The Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre and the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Sydney, are pleased to announce full ($28K) and top-up ($10K) scholarships for students interested in researching key issues for fire-fighting and land management agencies around Australia.

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agroecosystems, systems management, fire management, charcoal, forest regrowth, forest management, global change biology

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 1117

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