Russian Journal of Ecology

, Volume 49, Issue 4, pp 306–311 | Cite as

Carbon Emission from the Surface of Coarse Woody Debris in Korean Pine Forests of Southern Primorye

  • A. V. IvanovEmail author
  • M. Braun
  • D. G. Zamolodchikov
  • S. Yu. Loshakov
  • O. V. Pototskii


Carbon dioxide fluxes from the surface of coarse woody debris (CWD) have been measured in Korean pine forests of the southern Sikhote-Alin mountain range. The seasonal dynamics of oxidative conversion of CWD carbon have been evaluated, and average values of the CO2 emission rate have been determined for CWD fragments of three tree species at different stages of decomposition. The degree of decomposition is an important factor of spatial variation in CO2 emission rate, and temporal variation in this parameter is adequately described by an exponential function of both CWD temperature and air temperature (R2 = 0.65–0.75).


carbon cycle Korean pine forests carbon dioxide (CO2) emission coarse woody debris (CWD) decomposition stage 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Ivanov
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • M. Braun
    • 3
  • D. G. Zamolodchikov
    • 4
  • S. Yu. Loshakov
    • 1
    • 2
  • O. V. Pototskii
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Primorye State Agricultural AcademyUssuriyskRussia
  2. 2.Far East Forestry Research InstituteKhabarovskRussia
  3. 3.University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU)ViennaAustria
  4. 4.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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