Plant and Vegetation

The Far North:

Plant Biodiversity and Ecology of Yakutia

Editors: Troeva, E.I., Isaev, A.P., Cherosov, M.M., Karpov, N.S. (Eds.)

  • This book covers a geographical area that is totally unknown in the English-speaking world
  • Covers an ecology of areas with extreme climatic conditions
  • Covers an ecology of areas on huge depth of permafrost
  • Covers an ecology of a huge area that largely is still very natural
  • Covers an ecology of little-known land-use practices such as reindeer herding and "alas" hay cutting
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Outside Russia very little is known about the terrestrial ecology, vegetation, biogeographical patterns, and biodiversity of the enormously extensive ecosystems of Yakutia, Siberia. These systems are very special in that they function on top of huge layers of permafrost and are exposed to very severe and extreme weather conditions, the range between winter and summer temperatures being more than 100 degrees C. The soils are generally poor, and human use of the vegetation is usually extensive. Main vegetation zones are taiga and tundra, but Yakutia also supports a special land and vegetation form, caused by permafrost, the alas: more or less extensive grasslands around roundish lakes in taiga. All these vegetation types will be described and their ecology and ecophysiological characteristics will be dealt with. Because of the size of Yakutia, covering several climatic zones, and its extreme position on ecological gradients, Yakutia contains very interesting biogeographical patterns, which also will be described. Our analyses are drawn from many years of research in Yakutia and from a vast body of ecological and other literature in Russian publications and in unpublished local reports. The anthropogenic influence on the ecosystems will be dealt with. This includes the main activities of human interference with nature: forestry, extensive reindeer herding, cattle and horse grazing, etc. Also fire and other prominent ecological factors are dealt with. A very important point is also the very high degree of naturalness that is still extant in Yakutia’s main vegetation zones.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Natural Conditions

    Chevychelov, A. P. (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Flora of Yakutia: Composition and Ecological Structure

    Kuznetsova, L. V. (et al.)

    Pages 24-140

  • Vegetation of Yakutia: Elements of Ecology and Plant Sociology

    Isaev, A. P. (et al.)

    Pages 143-260

  • Vegetation and Human Activity

    Cherosov, M. M. (et al.)

    Pages 261-295

  • Insect Impact on Vegetation

    Averensky, A. I. (et al.)

    Pages 297-316

Buy this book

eBook $229.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-3774-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $289.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-3773-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $289.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3193-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Far North:
Book Subtitle
Plant Biodiversity and Ecology of Yakutia
Editors
  • Elena I. Troeva
  • A. P. Isaev
  • M.M. Cherosov
  • N. S. Karpov
Series Title
Plant and Vegetation
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3774-9
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3774-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3773-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3193-6
Series ISSN
1875-1318
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 385
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