Ground Fires as a Factor of Maintenance of Pine–Larch Forests in the Southern Urals

Ground Fires as a Factor of Maintenance of Pine–Larch Forests in the Southern Urals Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2002, pp. 212–215. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 3, 2002, pp. 228–231. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2002 by Martynenko. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Ground Fires as a Factor of Maintenance of Pine–Larch Forests in the Southern Urals V. B. Martynenko Institute of Biology, Ufa Scientific Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, pr. Oktyabrya 69, Ufa, 450054 Bashkortostan, Russia Received January 26, 2001 Key words: the Southern Urals, pine–larch forests, ground fires, regrowth, ecosystem stability. It is well known that fires not only destroy plant The ecological series described above is an ideal communities and ecosystems, but can also be a normal model for estimating the influence of the pyrogenic fac- ecological factor of their sustainable existence. There is tor on the stability of ecosystems of light coniferous a series of “pyrogenic” ecosystem types that cannot forests. The reserve has plant communities that are exist without fires (the Mediterranean vegetation com- analogous to those comprising the first four forest posed of xeromorphic shrubs, Australian scrubby euca- types. Of these communities, some were exposed to a lyptus forests known as mallee, etc.). Of the communi- surface fire in 1975 and some were not. In the latter, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

Ground Fires as a Factor of Maintenance of Pine–Larch Forests in the Southern Urals

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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
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Copyright © 2002 by MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica”
Subject
Life Sciences; Ecology
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1067-4136
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1608-3334
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10.1023/A:1015487709540
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Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2002, pp. 212–215. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 3, 2002, pp. 228–231. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2002 by Martynenko. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Ground Fires as a Factor of Maintenance of Pine–Larch Forests in the Southern Urals V. B. Martynenko Institute of Biology, Ufa Scientific Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, pr. Oktyabrya 69, Ufa, 450054 Bashkortostan, Russia Received January 26, 2001 Key words: the Southern Urals, pine–larch forests, ground fires, regrowth, ecosystem stability. It is well known that fires not only destroy plant The ecological series described above is an ideal communities and ecosystems, but can also be a normal model for estimating the influence of the pyrogenic fac- ecological factor of their sustainable existence. There is tor on the stability of ecosystems of light coniferous a series of “pyrogenic” ecosystem types that cannot forests. The reserve has plant communities that are exist without fires (the Mediterranean vegetation com- analogous to those comprising the first four forest posed of xeromorphic shrubs, Australian scrubby euca- types. Of these communities, some were exposed to a lyptus forests known as mallee, etc.). Of the communi- surface fire in 1975 and some were not. In the latter,

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Russian Journal of EcologySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 13, 2004

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