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Water-Carbon Dynamics in Eastern Siberia

  • Takeshi Ohta
  • Tetsuya Hiyama
  • Yoshihiro Iijima
  • Ayumi Kotani
  • Trofim C. Maximov
  • Describes the processes of ecohydrology, permafrost hydrology, meteorology, and climatology in the context of water, energy, and carbon exchanges in the Arctic circumpolar region of eastern Siberia

  • Discusses the unique water and carbon cycle system in the permafrost region in eastern Siberia, which is not seen in non-permafrost regions (tropical and mid-latitude regions)

  • Highlights water-carbon dynamics influenced by the changing permafrost environment in recent decades


Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 236)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Takeshi Ohta, Trofim C. Maximov, Alexander N. Fedorov, Alexey R. Desyatkin
    Pages 1-23
  3. Kazuhiro Oshima, Koji Yamazaki
    Pages 25-42
  4. Ayumi Kotani, Takeshi Ohta
    Pages 43-67
  5. Trofim C. Maximov, Ayaal P. Maksimov, Alexander V. Kononov, Ayumi Kotani, A. Johannes Dolman
    Pages 69-100
  6. Atsuko Sugimoto
    Pages 135-151
  7. Shunsuke Tei, Atsuko Sugimto
    Pages 153-173
  8. Yoshihiro Iijima, Alexander N. Fedorov
    Pages 175-205
  9. Tetsuya Hiyama, Shigemi Hatta, Hotaek Park
    Pages 207-229
  10. Shin Nagai, Hideki Kobayashi, Rikie Suzuki
    Pages 231-252
  11. Kazuyoshi Suzuki, Koji Matsuo
    Pages 253-277
  12. Hotaek Park, Takeshi Yamazaki
    Pages 279-297
  13. Takeshi Ohta, Tetsuya Hiyama
    Pages 299-301
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 303-309

About this book


This book discusses the water and carbon cycle system in the permafrost region of eastern Siberia, providing vital insights into how climate change has affected the permafrost environment in recent decades. It analyzes the relationships between precipitation and evapotranspiration, gross primary production and runoff in the permafrost regions, which differ from those intropical and temperate forests. 
Eastern Siberia is located in the easternmost part of the Eurasian continent, and the land surfacewith underlying permafrost has developed over a period of seventy thousand years. The permafrost ecosystem has specific hydrological and meteorological characteristics in terms of the water and carbon dynamics, and the current global warming and resulting changes in the permafrost environment are serious issues in the high-latitude regions. 
The book is a valuable resource for students, researchers and professionals interested in forest meteorology and hydrology, forest ecology, and boreal vegetation, as well as the impact of climate change and water-carbon cycles in permafrost and non-permafrost regions.


Permafrost and non-permafrost regions Lena river watershed Indigirka river watershed Boreal forest ecosystem Permafrost-forest dynamic

Editors and affiliations

  • Takeshi Ohta
    • 1
  • Tetsuya Hiyama
    • 2
  • Yoshihiro Iijima
    • 3
  • Ayumi Kotani
    • 4
  • Trofim C. Maximov
    • 5
  1. 1.Graduate School of Bioagricultural SciencesNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan
  2. 2.Institute for Space-Earth Environmental ResearchNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan
  3. 3.Graduate School of BioresourcesMie UniversityTsuJapan
  4. 4.Graduate School of Bioagricultural SciencesNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan
  5. 5.Institute for Biological Problems of CryolithozoneRussian Academy of SciencesYakutsk, Yakutiya-Saha RepublicRussia

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