Danilin I. M., Tselitan I. A. Dynamics of Forest Ecosystems Regenerated on Burned and Harvested Areas in Mountain Regions of Siberia: Characteristics of Biological Diversity, Structure and Productivity
How to cite: Danilin I. M.1, Tselitan I. A.2 Dynamics of forest ecosystems regenerated on burned and harvested areas in mountain regions of Siberia: characteristics of biological diversity, structure and productivity // Sibirskij Lesnoj Zurnal (Siberian Journal of Forest Science). 2016. N. 6: 60–72 (in English with Russian abstract).
© Danilin I. M., Tselitan I. A., 2016
Complex estimation of forest ecosystems dynamics based on detailing characteristics of structure, growth and productivity of the stands and describing general geographical and biological management options for preserving their biodiversity and sustaining stability are discussed in the paper by describing examples of tree stands restored on burned and logged areas in mountain regions of Siberia. On vast areas in Central Asia, characterized as sub-boreal, subarid and with a strongly continental climate, forests grow on seasonally frozen soils and in many cases are surrounded by vast steppe and forest-steppe areas and uplands. Developing criteria for sustainability of mountain forest ecosystems is necessary for forest resource management and conservation. It is therefore important to obtain complex biometric characteristics on forest stands and landscapes and to thoroughly study their structure, biological diversity and productivity. Morphometric methods, Weibull simulation and allometric equations were used to determine the dimensional hierarchies of coenopopulation individuals. Structure and productivity of the aboveground stand components were also studied.