Book Volume 209 2010

Permafrost Ecosystems

Siberian Larch Forests

ISBN: 978-1-4020-9692-1 (Print) 978-1-4020-9693-8 (Online)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvi

  2. Ecological Settings

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-15


    3. Chapter

      Pages 17-39

      Floristic Diversity and its Geographical Background in Central Siberia

    4. Chapter

      Pages 41-58

      Geographical Distribution and Genetics of Siberian Larch Species

    5. Chapter

      Pages 59-82

      Wildfire Ecology in Continuous Permafrost Zone

    6. Chapter

      Pages 83-96

      Recovery of Forest Vegetation After Fire Disturbance

  3. Ecosystem Dynamics and Function

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 98-98

    2. Chapter

      Pages 99-122

      Biomass and Productivity of Siberian Larch Forest Ecosystems

    3. Chapter

      Pages 123-148

      Development of Stand Structure in Larch Forests

    4. Chapter

      Pages 149-163

      Soil Carbon and Nitrogen, and Characteristics of Soil Active Layer in Siberian Permafrost Region

    5. Chapter

      Pages 165-182

      Soil Respiration in Larch Forests

    6. Chapter

      Pages 183-203

      Net Ecosystem Exchange of CO2 in Permafrost Larch Ecosystems

    7. Chapter

      Pages 205-228

      Behavior of Dissolved Organic Carbon in Larch Ecosystems

    8. Chapter

      Pages 229-243

      Soil Nitrogen Dynamics in Larch Ecosystem

    9. Chapter

      Pages 245-269

      Hydrological Aspects in a Siberian Larch Forest

  4. Tree Physiology and The Environment

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 272-272

    2. Chapter

      Pages 273-287

      Photosynthetic Characteristics of Trees and Shrubs Growing on the North- and South-Facing Slopes in Central Siberia

    3. Chapter

      Pages 289-302

      Respiration of Larch trees

    4. Chapter

      Pages 303-330

      Root System Development of Larch Trees Growing on Siberian Permafrost

    5. Chapter

      Pages 331-345

      Seasonal Changes in Stem Radial Growth of Larix gmelinii in Central Siberia in Relation to its Climatic Responses

    6. Chapter

      Pages 347-363

      Dendrochronology of Larch Trees Growing on Siberian Permafrost

  5. Ecosystem Comparisons and Responses to Climate Change

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 366-366

    2. Chapter

      Pages 367-383

      Characteristics of Larch Forests in Daxingan Mountains, Northeast China

    3. Chapter

      Pages 385-411

      Carbon Dynamics of Larch Plantations in Northeastern China and Japan

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