ISSN 1067-4136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2007, Vol. 38, No. 6, pp. 440–443. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2007. Original Russian Text © V.S. Mazepa, N.M. Devi, 2007, published in Ekologiya, 2007, Vol. 38, No. 6, pp. 471–475. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Development of Multistemmed Life Forms of Siberian Larch As an Indicator of Climate Change in the Timberline Ecotone of the Polar Urals V. S. Mazepa and N. M. Devi Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Vos’mogo Marta 202, Yekaterinburg, 620144 Russia e-mail: email@example.com Received April 25, 2007 DOI: 10.1134/S1067413607060112 Key words: Siberian larch, morphogenesis, life form, timberline. The Siberian larch (Larix sibirica Ledeb.) growing The material was collected in the timberline ecotone at the limit of its distribution in high-mountain regions on the southeastern slope of the elevation whose sum- in the Urals has a number of adaptive properties provid- mit (312.8 m a.s.l.) is located 4 km east of Mount Tch- ing for its successful existence under extreme climatic ernaya, in the Engayou–Kerdomanshor interﬂuve and edaphic conditions (Gorchakovskii and Shiyatov, (66°49'27.90" N, 65°32'21.23" E). The position of the 1985). One of these features is the ability to grow in dif- timberline in
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