Stefan H Doerr

Stefan H Doerr

Stefan Doerr is a professor of geography and the director of the Centre for Wildfire Research at Swansea University in Wales. He has more than 20 years experience researching the impacts of wildfires, and is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Wildland Fire.

One of the authors, Stefan H. Doerr, investigates a wildfire in boreal Canada. Most of the carbon lost in this fire would have been from soil, not trees. (Photo by Cristina Santin, author provided)

Extreme wildfires are turning world’s largest forest ecosystem from carbon sink into net-emitter

By: and - March 3, 2023

The vast boreal forests of the Northern Hemisphere stretch from Scandinavia through Siberia, Alaska and Canada. They cover a tenth of the world’s land but hold one-third of the land’s carbon, stored mainly in organic-rich soils and in trees. Now, a new study in the journal Science provides further evidence that emissions from wildfires in […]