Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2001, pp. 63–65. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 1, 2001, pp. 69–71. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2001 by Bobkova, Tuzhilkina. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Carbon Concentrations and Caloric Value of Organic Matter in Northern Forest Ecosystems K. S. Bobkova and V. V. Tuzhilkina Institute of Biology, Komi Research Center, Ural Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Kommunisticheskaya 28, Syktyvkar, 167610 Russia Received November 29, 1999 Key words: north, taiga, forest ecosystems, carbon, caloric value. The data on the carbon content in different plant other factors. However, many aspects of plant differen- organs and their caloric value are necessary for evaluat- tiation with respect to their caloric value remain ing the bioproduction process in phytocenoses and for unclear. Special studies are necessary for elucidating studying the carbon cycle and energy and mass exchange the relationships between the heat of plant combustion in forest biogeocenoses. According to published data, the and multiple environmental factors, the intensity of carbon content in individual biomass fractions amounts physiological processes, and the biochemical composi- to 50–57% of their dry weight in conifers and to 42–48% tion of organic matter synthesized and accumulated by in deciduous woody plants (Risser, 1985;
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