Vegetation changes under the impact of volcanic ashfall (Tolbachinsky Dol, Kamchatka)

Vegetation changes under the impact of volcanic ashfall (Tolbachinsky Dol, Kamchatka) ISSN 10674136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2010, Vol. 41, No. 5, pp. 436–439. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2010. Original Russian Text © S.Yu. Grishin, 2010, published in Ekologiya, 2010, No. 5, pp. 389–392. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Vegetation Changes under the Impact of Volcanic Ashfall (Tolbachinsky Dol, 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 June 11, 2009 Key words: ashfall, vegetation, succession, lava, Tolbachik, Kamchatka. DOI: 10.1134/S1067413610050127 In the summer of 1975, a strong ashfall in the Tol dwarf pine and larch), with sparser vegetation occupy bachinsky Dol region (central Kamchatka) destroyed ing still younger lava flows (Grishin, 1992). and damaged the vegetation over a large area. In par The Severny Proryv (Northern vent) eruption in ticular, it resulted in the destruction of mountain for 1975 resulted in the emission of 0.7 km of basalt ests, elfin woods, and sparse vegetation on old lava tephra (the term “tephra” denotes all fragmental flows. The restoration of vegetation on lava takes thou products of volcanic eruptions: scoria, sand, ash), sands of years (Grishin, 1992). Within two decades which covered the area of 470 Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

Vegetation changes under the impact of volcanic ashfall (Tolbachinsky Dol, Kamchatka)

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