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Forest Fires Help Power the Nitrogen Cycle

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avatar Forest Fires Help Power the Nitrogen Cycle
August 13, 2010 07:53PM
ScienceDaily (Aug. 9, 2010) — When fire burns down a forest, nitrate levels go up, and the effects are persistent, according to recent research from University of Montana scientists. They found that charcoal deposited during fire events has the potential to stimulate the conversion of ammonia to nitrates, an important step in the nitrogen cycle.

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