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FORCYTE-extension of a stand level growth and yield model utilizing nitrogen dynamics to taiga white spruce forests
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): John A. Yarie
Editor(s): Keith Van Cleve; F. Stuart Chapin III; Patrick W. Flanagan; Leslie A. Viereck; C. Theodore Dyrness
Publication Year: 1986

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  • boreal forest
  • FORCYTE
  • forest growth
  • nitrogen dynamics
  • nutrient utilization
  • Picea glauca
  • taiga
  • white spruce
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Record Last Modified: January 7, 2021
FRAMES Record Number: 1939

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The primary environmental variable that appears to regulate the function and, to some extent, the structure of Alaskan taiga ecosystems is soil temperature (Van Cleve et al. 1983, Van Cleve and Dyrness 1983). The structural and functional changes that occur in relation to changing soil temperatures are fairly well documented (Chapters 7, 10, and 12). These changes are generally described across a series of ecosystems going from aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) and balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera L.) to black spruce ([Mill.] B.S.P.). As yet, there have not been any in-depth studies within a single vegetation type to determine what ecosystem controls might be responsible for differing productivity found within that type.

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Yarie, John. 1986. FORCYTE-extension of a stand level growth and yield model utilizing nitrogen dynamics to taiga white spruce forests. Pages 190-204 in: Van Cleve, Keith; Chapin III, F. Stuart; Flanagan, Patrick W.; Viereck, Leslie A.; Dyrness, C. Theodore (editors), Forest Ecosystems in the Alaskan Taiga: a Synthesis of Structure and Function. New York, NY: Springer Verlag. 230 p.