Sannikov S. N., Sannikova N. S. Forest as Underground-Closed Dendrocenoecosystem
forest, coniferous, biogeocenosis, microecosystem, competition of the tree stand, undergrowth, lower layer of the phytocenosis
AbstractHow to cite: Sannikov S. N., Sannikova N. S. Forest as underground-closed dendrocenoecosystem // Sibirskij Lesnoj Zurnal (Siberian Journal of Forest Science). 2014. N. 1: 25–34 (in Russian with English abstract).
© Sannikov S. N., Sannikova N. S., 2014
As a result of quantitative «microecosystem» analysis of structural and functional relationships between biogeocenosis components in coniferous forests, the leading role of stand-edificator's root competition factor has been identified in determining the undergrowth and lower layer plant’s growth, compared with its «light» competition. Considering the dominant role of a tree stand root competition in the formation of other forest biogeocenosis components, new definition of «forest» as «underground-closed dendrocenoecosystem» have been proposed.