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The structure and function of a black spruce forest in relation to other fire-affected taiga ecosystems
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Keith Van Cleve; C. Theodore Dyrness
Publication Year: 1983

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Keyword(s):
  • boreal forest ecosystem
  • decomposition
  • disturbance
  • ecosystem function
  • ecosystem structure
  • forest productivity
  • interior Alaska
  • nutrient cycling
  • succession
  • taiga
  • vegetation growth
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Record Last Modified: December 3, 2015
FRAMES Record Number: 5308

Description

The major portion of this special issue consists of a group of 22 related papers resulting from a multidisciplinary research project on the taiga of interior Alaska, mainly carried out at the University of Alaska and the Institure of Northern forestry (USDA Forest Service) at Fairbanks. The first and last papers [noticed below] provide an introduction and conclusion, and those between [noticed elsewhere in FA] fall into 4 groups on: various aspects of the nature and properties of taiga ecosystems [ 4 papers]; productivity, nutrient cycling and decomposition [6]; the effects of environmental controls and growth habit on growth and nutrient relations of the dominant vascular and non-vascular plants in taiga forests [7]; and the effects of fire and mechanical disturbance to the forest floor on nutrient cycling and revegetation in early successional stages following disturbance [3].

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Van Cleve, Keith; Dyrness, C. Theodore. 1983. The structure and function of a black spruce forest in relation to other fire-affected taiga ecosystems. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 13(5):695-916.