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Permafrost Ecosystems

Siberian Larch Forests

  • A synthesis of forest ecology in Siberia where field investigation was impossible for scientists outside of the Soviet-block countries until the beginning of 1990s

  • Description of forests growing over the vast areas of continuous permafrost, a biome unique to Siberia

  • Scientific result of a long-term collaboration between Russian and Japanese scientists

  • A comprehensive approach to ecosystem functioning

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Ecological Studies (ECOLSTUD, volume 209)

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Table of contents (24 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Ecological Settings

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Introduction

      • A. Osawa, O. A. Zyryanova
      Pages 3-15
    3. Floristic Diversity and its Geographical Background in Central Siberia

      • O. A. Zyryanova, A. P. Abaimov, H. Daimaru, Y. Matsuura
      Pages 17-39
    4. Wildfire Ecology in Continuous Permafrost Zone

      • M. A. Sofronov, A. V. Volokitina
      Pages 59-82
    5. Recovery of Forest Vegetation After Fire Disturbance

      • O. A. Zyryanova, A. P. Abaimov, T. N. Bugaenko, N. N. Bugaenko
      Pages 83-96
  3. Ecosystem Dynamics and Function

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 98-98
    2. Biomass and Productivity of Siberian Larch Forest Ecosystems

      • T. Kajimoto, A. Osawa, V. A. Usoltsev, A. P. Abaimov
      Pages 99-122
    3. Development of Stand Structure in Larch Forests

      • A. Osawa, T. Kajimoto
      Pages 123-148
    4. Soil Respiration in Larch Forests

      • T. Morishita, O. V. Masyagina, T. Koike, Y. Matsuura
      Pages 165-182
    5. Behavior of Dissolved Organic Carbon in Larch Ecosystems

      • A. S. Prokushkin, S. Hobara, S. G. Prokushkin
      Pages 205-228
    6. Soil Nitrogen Dynamics in Larch Ecosystem

      • N. Tokuchi, M. Hirobe, K. Kondo, H. Arai, S. Hobara, K. Fukushima et al.
      Pages 229-243
  4. Tree Physiology and The Environment

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 272-272
    2. Photosynthetic Characteristics of Trees and Shrubs Growing on the North- and South-Facing Slopes in Central Siberia

      • T. Koike, S. Mori, O. A. Zyryanova, T. Kajimoto, Y. Matsuura, A. P. Abaimov
      Pages 273-287
    3. Respiration of Larch trees

      • S. Mori, S. G. Prokushkin, O. V. Masyagina, T. Ueda, A. Osawa, T. Kajimoto
      Pages 289-302

About this book

Drawing from a decade-long collaboration between Japan and Russia, this important volume presents the first major synthesis of current knowledge on the ecophysiology of the coniferous forests growing on permafrost at high latitudes. It presents ecological data for a region long inaccessible to most scientists, and raises important questions about the global carbon balance as these systems are affected by the changing climate.

Making up around 20% of the entire boreal forests of the northern hemisphere, these ‘permafrost forest ecosystems’ are subject to particular constraints in terms of temperature, nutrient availability, and root space, creating exceptional ecosystem characteristics not known elsewhere. This authoritative text explores their diversity, structure, dynamics and physiology. It provides a comparison of these forests in relation to boreal forests elsewhere, and concludes with an assessment of the potential responses of this unique biome to climate change.

The book will be invaluable to advanced students and researchers interested in boreal vegetation, forest ecology, silviculture and forest soils, as well as to researchers into climate change and the global carbon balance.

Keywords

  • Biome
  • Ecology
  • Permafrost
  • Silviculture
  • ecosystem
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • ecosystems
  • environment
  • forest
  • physiology
  • soil
  • vegetation

Editors and Affiliations

  • Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

    Akira Osawa

  • Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation

    Olga A. Zyryanova

  • Research Institute, Forestry & Forest Products, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

    Yojiro Matsuura

  • Research Institute, Forestry & Forest Products, Kumamoto, Japan

    Takuya Kajimoto

  • Dept. Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

    Ross W. Wein

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Permafrost Ecosystems

  • Book Subtitle: Siberian Larch Forests

  • Editors: Akira Osawa, Olga A. Zyryanova, Yojiro Matsuura, Takuya Kajimoto, Ross W. Wein

  • Series Title: Ecological Studies

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9693-8

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4020-9692-1

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-94-007-3145-5

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4020-9693-8

  • Series ISSN: 0070-8356

  • Series E-ISSN: 2196-971X

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXVI, 502

  • Number of Illustrations: 10 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Ecology, Plant Ecology, Forestry, Ecosystems, Terrestial Ecology, Soil Science

Buying options

eBook USD 229.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4020-9693-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 299.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 349.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)