+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Coarse woody debris in forest regions of Russia



Coarse woody debris in forest regions of Russia



Canadian journal of forest research 32(5): 768-778



To assess regional stores of coarse woody debris (CWD) in seven major forest regions of Russia, we combined data collected as part of the routine forest inventory with measurements in 1044 sample plots and the results of density sampling of 922 dead trees. The stores of CWD in the western part of Russia (St. Petersburg, Central, Khanty-Mansi, and Novosibirsk regions) were on average lower (14-20 m(3)/ha or 4.0-5.8 Mg/ha) than in the East Siberian and Far Eastern regions (40-51 m(3)/ha or 11.0-14.4 Mg/ha). The difference in CWD stores was particularly large between young forests in two western regions (2.4 Mg/ha in St. Petersburg and 3.4 Mg/ha in the Central region) and in the east (20.4-24.4 Mg/ha). This difference is associated with the prevailing disturbance type: clear-cut harvest in western Russia and natural disturbances in the east. Analysis of variance in CWD stores indicates that region, dominant species, forest age group, productivity class, and interactions of these factors explain 87-88% of the total variance and the strongest effects are for age group and region. Lower stores of CWD within the intensively managed forest regions suggest that further expansion of forest use in many regions of Russia may reduce regional stores of CWD and carbon.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 003682259

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

DOI: 10.1139/x01-110


Related references

Coarse woody type: a new method for analyzing coarse woody debris and forest change. Forest Ecology and Management 227(1/2): 115-121, 2006

Coarse woody debris in the forests of the Novgorod Region, Russia. EFI Proceedings (48): 111-124, 2003

Transport and retention of coarse woody debris in mountain streams: an in situ field experiment of log transport and a field survey of coarse woody debris distribution. Water Resources Research 38(8): 1/1-1/16, 2002

Long-lasting legacy of forest succession and forest management: Characteristics of coarse woody debris in an evergreen broad-leaved forest of Eastern China. Forest Ecology and Management 252(1 3): 107, 2007

Evaluation of coarse woody debris and forest vegetation across topographic gradients in a southern Ohio forest. Forest Ecology and Management 183(1/3): 221-238, 2003

Coarse woody debris, forest structure and regeneration in the Valbona Forest Reserve, Paneveggio, Italian Alps. Forest Ecology and Management 235(1/3): 155-163, 2006

Coarse woody debris and forest floor respiration in an old-growth coniferous forest on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington, USA. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 24(9): 1811-1817, 1994

Coarse woody debris and its function in forest ecosystem. Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao 12(2): 309-314, 2001

Coarse woody debris in an old growth deciduous forest. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 71(2 Suppl.): 265, 1990

Coarse woody debris dynamics in two old-growth ecosystems: comparing a deciduous forest in China and a conifer forest in Oregon. BioScience 41: 4-10, 1991

Biodiversity and coarse woody debris in southern forests. Proceedings of the workshop on coarse woody debris in southern forests: effects on biodiversity, held in Athens, Georgia, 18-20 October 1993. General Technical Report Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service ( SE-94): v + 146 pp., 1996

Decomposition of coarse woody debris in an old growth indiana usa forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 18(11): 1353-1362, 1988

Importance of coarse woody debris to southern forest herpetofauna. General Technical Report Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service ( SE-94): 94-100, 1996

Low stocks of coarse woody debris in a southwest Amazonian forest. Oecologia 152(3): 495-504, 2007

Dynamics of coarse woody debris in southern forest ecosystems. General Technical Report Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service ( SE-94): 10-17, 1996