Where fire and ice meet


Paulo Pereira
Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

Sampling soil bellow a thick ice layer 9 months (January 2012) after a grassland fire near Vilnius city, Lithuania. Spring grassland fires are an important ecological and cultural phenomena in Baltic countries. Fires are used to clear dry grass and improve pastures and agriculture fields, even near urban areas, where traditional activities and land uses are still present.

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