Post fire changes of living ground cover in the forests of central Siberia
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Galina A. Ivanova; V. D. Perevoznikova
Editor(s): Susan G. Conrad
Publication Year: 2000

Cataloging Information

  • ground cover
  • moss cover
  • Siberia
  • soil properties
  • International
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Record Last Modified: November 12, 2015
FRAMES Record Number: 17001


Post fire observations showed that as moss cover degrades, the number of vegetation micro-groups decreases, and both the ratio among dominant species and their coenotic role change in light and dark coniferous forests with green moss, which are remarkable for a pronounce d mosaic of living ground cover. Against the background of highly dynamic succession processes, communities tend to lose species and that can eventually lead to a decrease in ground vegetation diversity.

Online Link(s):
Ivanova, Galina A.; Perevoznikova V. L. 2000. Post fire changes of living ground cover in the forests of central Siberia. Pages 157-163. In: Conard, Susan G. (editor). Disturbance in boreal forest ecosystems: human impacts and natural processes. Proceedings of the International Boreal Forest Research Association 1997 annual meeting; 1997 August 4-7; Duluth, Minnesota. General Technical Report NC-GTR-209. St. Paul, MN: USDA Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station.