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Title

Ecological after-effects of fires in the larch forests of the northern taiga of the Krasnoyarsk territory
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Stanislav G. Prokushkin; N. D. Sorokin; P. A. Tsvetkov
Publication Year: 2000

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • boreal forest
  • fire
  • larch
  • permafrost
  • regeneration
  • Siberia
  • taiga
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Record Last Modified: December 3, 2015
FRAMES Record Number: 4933

Description

A micro-ecosystem approach was used to study the changes in the edaphic conditions after a medium-intensity ground fire in ca. 120 ha of larch (Larix gmelinii) forest in Evenkia (N. central Siberia). Data are presented on micro-relief, permafrost, recovery of ground vegetation, natural regeneration, soil temperature, moisture and trophic conditions. The study shows that fires are very effective in stimulating natural regeneration of larch in these northern taiga forests, the effect persisting for the first 7-10 years after the fire.

Citation:
Prokushkin, S.G.; Sorokin, N.D.; Tsvetkov, P.A. 2000. Ecological after-effects of fires in the larch forests of the northern taiga of the Krasnoyarsk territory. Lesovedenie 4:9-15.