6.3 and 7.2 Impact of Burning Vegetation

IB Environmental Systems & Societies: 6.3 and 7.2 Impact of Burning Vegetation

Vegetation burning can be a natural process, part of indigenous land management, and used to clear land. How a vegetation system burns and how it responds to that burning can be very different. In some cases, small scale burning by indigenous people can enhance the fertility of the soil and be part of a crop rotation process. In other cases it can be be a very dangerous release of long term carbon stores such as in the...

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