Colonizing plants on hot pyroclastic flow deposits (Shiveluch Volcano, Kamchatka)

Colonizing plants on hot pyroclastic flow deposits (Shiveluch Volcano, Kamchatka) ISSN 10674136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2012, Vol. 43, No. 2, pp. 174–176. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2012. Original Russian Text © S.Yu. Grishin, 2012, published in Ekologiya, 2012, No. 2, pp. 156–158. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Colonizing Plants on Hot Pyroclastic Flow Deposits (Shiveluch Volcano, Kamchatka) S. Yu. Grishin Institute of Biology and Soil Science, Far East Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, pr. 100letiya Vladivostoka 159, Vladivostok, 690022 Russia email: Received May 27, 2011 Keywords: succession, Ceratodon purpureus, pyroclastic flow, Shiveluch volcano, Kamchatka. DOI: 10.1134/S1067413612020063 The enormous pyroclastic flow that descended the During our first brief survey in August 2006 (6 southwestern slope of Mt. Shiveluch (3283 m; central months after the eruption), funnelshaped steam vents 0.5–1 m in diameter were found in places on the sur Kamchatka, Russia) on February 27, 2005, was face of deposits. The walls of outcrops eroded in the unprecedented over the historical record in the Kam chatka–Kuril region. As estimated by volcanologists, pyroclastic material by summer streams were hot (Grishin, 2008). The surface deposits was often lit it was about 25 km long, and the erupted material 2 2 tered with charred branches and wood fragments. Its (about 0.5 km in volume) covered Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

Colonizing plants on hot pyroclastic flow deposits (Shiveluch Volcano, Kamchatka)

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