Sub-subseries 2023. - UBC Postdoctoral Project "Effects of Prescribed Fire on Sulphur in Forest Soils"

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UBC Postdoctoral Project "Effects of Prescribed Fire on Sulphur in Forest Soils"

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  • 1988-1991 (Creation)

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  • 3 cm of textual records (212 p.)
  • 34 data sets (1.88 MB)

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During a year away from studies in 1987-88, Dr. Paul Sanborn developed a successful grant proposal to the Science Council of BC (SCBC) to pursue a postdoctoral project with Dr. Tim Ballard in relation to sulphur-deficient soils in BC and prescribed fire. This project built on an existing broadcast burning study conducted by Macmillan Bloedel Ltd. near Port Alberni on Vancouver Island, led by Bill Beese (later at Vancouver Island University). Dr. Sanborn's work addressed sulphur forms and amounts in the soils at these sites, and the chemical processes influencing sulphur availability in relation to prescribed fire.

Only one part of this work was eventually published:
Sanborn, P.T. and T.M. Ballard. 1991. Combustion losses of sulphur from conifer foliage: Implications of chemical form and soil nitrogen status. Biogeochemistry 12: 129–134.

The remainder of the work was documented in the Project Completion Report to SCBC, dated February 28, 1990.

Thirty-four of the accompanying project data files were selected for archival retention.

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    Personal or academic use of materials is welcomed under the standard fair dealing and educational use clauses of Canadian Copyright Law. Commercial use is, however, forbidden without the express permission of the copyright holder. For information on obtaining written permission from the copyright holder, please contact the Northern B.C. Archives and Special Collections.

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