Contemporary Problems of Ecology

, Volume 5, Issue 7, pp 662–668 | Cite as

Woody debris characteristics in the primary spruce forests of eastern european taiga



The possibility of studying the balance processes of biomass accumulation and decay in forest communities is discussed. Woody debris is considered an important consort of the forest biogeocoenosis in the processes of accumulation and decomposition of biomass in forest communities. In primary forest communities unaffected by anthropogenic impact, the stock of the current woody debris and slash are determined in absolute and relative terms as one of the structures of the overall balance of biomass in evolutionary forests. Their average values are calculated, which are assumed to be typical of primary forest communities.


total woody debris current woody debris slash primary taiga spruce forests 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Forest Science (ILAN)Russian Academy of SciencesUspenskoe, Moscow oblastRussia

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