Biology Bulletin Reviews

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 154-163

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An estimate of climate-related changes in tree species diversity based on the results of forest fund inventory

  • D. G. ZamolodchikovAffiliated withCenter for Problems of Ecology and Productivity of Forests, Russian Academy of Sciences Email author 

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Changes in the areas of wood and bush species in Russia are characterized based on the data of forest fund inventories for 1988–2009. Criteria are suggested for revealing the extent of climatic influence on the discovered trends. Comparisons with the results of independent field and model investigations are carried out. Climate is ascertained as the evident cause of changes in areas occupied by spruce and oak and as the probable cause of changes in the areas of black alder, poplar, and tree willows.


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