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

  • K. Yasue
  • J. Kujansuu
  • T. Kajimoto
  • Y. Nakai
  • T. Koike
  • A. P. Abaimov
  • Y. Matsuura
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 209)


Tree stem is a major part of the carbon sink in forest ecosystems because of its large storage and long-term preservation. It may also have large potential as a factor in global carbon dynamics. Therefore, analysis of stem growth has drawn increasing attention, in which the study of radial growth responses in trees is an important subject to be understood in the effects of global warming on carbon storage in forests.


Radial Growth Ring Width Climatic Response Cambial Activity Warm Spring 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Yasue
    • 1
  • J. Kujansuu
    • 1
  • T. Kajimoto
    • 2
  • Y. Nakai
    • 3
  • T. Koike
    • 4
  • A. P. Abaimov
    • 5
  • Y. Matsuura
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Forest Science, Faculty of AgricultureShinshu UniversityNaganoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Plant EcologyForestry and Forest Products Research InstituteTsukubaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Meteorological EnvironmentForestry and Forest Products Research InstituteTsukubaJapan
  4. 4.Department of Forest ScienceHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan
  5. 5.V.N. Sukachev Institute of Forest, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesKrasnoyarskRussia
  6. 6.Department of Forest Site EnvironmentForestry and Forest Products Research InstituteTsukubaJapan

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