Plant and Vegetation
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European Russian Forests

Their Current State and Features of Their History

Editors: Smirnova, Olga V., Bobrovsky, Maxim V., Khanina, Larisa G. (Eds.)

  • A unique opportunity to learn in detail about the European Russian forests in English
  • Special sections per climatic forest region on features of the historical land-use with unique photos
  • Includes about 100 color photos of vegetation and soil in European Russian forests with mosaics of gaps, fallen trees, pits and mounds caused by treefalls with uprooting
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The European Russian forests are described within the boreal, hemiboreal and nemoral forest regions; floodplain forests are also characterized. The book presents a classification and description of forest vegetation, soil characteristic and assessments of plant diversity and successional status of forest plant communities. Structure and composition of vegetation in early- and late-successional forests are analyzed with an emphasis on forests in State Nature reserves. Features of the historical land-use, such as slash-and-burn, forest cutting, grazing, influence of fires on forest ecosystems, etc. are discussed for each forest region. The book contains an analysis of the general dynamics of the forest cover during the last two decades based on satellite image processing. The main stages of transformation of forest landscapes in European Russia during the Holocene are briefly reviewed in connection with the development of the production economy of people.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
European Russian Forests
Book Subtitle
Their Current State and Features of Their History
Editors
  • Olga V. Smirnova
  • Maxim V. Bobrovsky
  • Larisa G. Khanina
Series Title
Plant and Vegetation
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-94-024-1172-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-024-1172-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-024-1171-3
Series ISSN
1875-1318
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 564
Number of Illustrations
80 b/w illustrations, 119 illustrations in colour
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