Changes in Plant Cover Structure and Productivity along an Altitudinal Gradient (the Polar Urals)

Changes in Plant Cover Structure and Productivity along an Altitudinal Gradient (the Polar Urals) Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 36, No. 5, 2005, pp. 354–357. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 5, 2005, pp. 390–393. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2005 by Andreyashkina, Peshkova. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Changes in Plant Cover Structure and Productivity along an Altitudinal Gradient (the Polar Urals) N. I. Andreyashkina and N. V. Peshkova Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Vos’mogo Marta 202, Yekaterinburg, 620144 Russia Received March 26, 2004 Key words: altitudinal gradient, community structure, phytomass stock and structure, relative increment of the above-ground biomass. Global climate warming in the past centuries is an were assessed in 16 plots (1 × 1 m) on the upper and irrefutable fact. According to the INTAS project no. 01- intermediate levels of the transect and 12 plots on the 0052, the regions of early response to climate change in lower level. For other species, 25 × 25-cm plots were Eurasia include the Polar Urals (the eastern macroslope used, in which soil monoliths were cut out to estimate in the vicinity of Mount Chernaya), where the spa- the stock and structure of the underground phytomass. tiotemporal dynamics of forest vegetation at the timber- The underground parts of vascular http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

Changes in Plant Cover Structure and Productivity along an Altitudinal Gradient (the Polar Urals)

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Publisher
Nauka/Interperiodica
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 by MAIK "Nauka/Interperiodica"
Subject
Life Sciences; Environment, general; Ecology
ISSN
1067-4136
eISSN
1608-3334
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11184-005-0084-0
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