Russian Journal of Ecology

, Volume 31, Issue 5, pp 324–329 | Cite as

Experience in establishing a natural standard for analyzing the dynamics of taiga ecosystems

  • S. M. Gorozhankina
  • V. D. Konstantinov


Experience in organizing a natural reference area (standard) for studies on the functional dynamics of ecosystems in connection with paludification and forest-bog relationships is described. The essence of studies on ecosystem dynamics with the aid of natural standards and key plots is described using an example of the Yenisei region of Western Siberia. Arguments are presented for the necessity of using a differential approach to studies on the dynamics of nature and taking into account local ecological conditions while extrapolating the results of these studies to other geographic regions.

Key words

natural standard bog formation forest formation dynamics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. M. Gorozhankina
    • 1
  • V. D. Konstantinov
    • 1
  1. 1.Sukachev Institute of Forestry, Siberian DivisionRussian Academy of SciencesKrasnoyarskRussia

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