It is important to study the quality and not just the quantity of carbon sequestered in the soil- carbon cycle

The controversial effect of fire

Research shows that fire promotes the creation of new substances and speeds up mineralisation, also encouraging the production of recalcitrant forms of organic matter.

Pinoso (Alicante, Spain) soil one week after a fire in 2003

Ground fire

Understanding soil requires knowledge of particle aggregation. Fire affects aggregation by degrading the biological fraction, although low-intensity fire does not leave obvious signs in its wake.