Burning coal seams in southern Utah: a natural system for studies of plant responses to elevated CO2

Publication Type Book Chapter
School or College College of Science
Department Biology
Creator Ehleringer, James R.
Other Author Sandquist, D. R.; Phillips, S. L.
Title Burning coal seams in southern Utah: a natural system for studies of plant responses to elevated CO2
Date 1997
Description In the Burning Hills and Smoky Mountains of southern Utah (USA), coal deposits exposed to the surface have been ignited by lightning and have been burning for periods of years to over a century. We examined one of these sites, where the below-ground combustion of this low-sulfur coal releases gases to the atmosphere from vents above the burning seam. The surrounding vegetation is cold-desert shrub, typical of the region and consisted of both C3 and C4 perennial species.
Type Text
Publisher Cambridge University Press
First Page 56
Last Page 68
Subject Coal fires; Elevated CO2; Isotope ratios; Atriplex confertifolia; Salsola iberica; Gutierrezia sarothrae
Subject LCSH Plants -- Effect of carbon dioxide on; Atmospheric carbon dioxide -- Environmental aspects; Carbon cycle (Biogeochemistry); Carbon -- Isotopes
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Ehleringer, J. R., Sandquist, D. R., & Phillips, S. L. (1997). Burning coal seams in southern Utah: a natural system for studies of plant responses to elevated CO2, in A. Raschi, F. Miglietta, R. Tognetti and P.R. van Gardingen, (eds.) Plant Responses to Elevated CO2 : Evidence from Natural Springs, 56-68.
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