Forest Vegetation of Northeast Asia

  • Jiří Kolbek
  • Miroslav Šrůtek
  • Elgene O. Box

Part of the Geobotany book series (GEOB, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jiří Kolbek, Miroslav Šrůtek, Elgene O. Box
    Pages 1-3
  3. Elgene O. Box, Jongnam Choi
    Pages 5-31
  4. Martin Košťáik, Pavel V. Krestov, Susumu Okitsu
    Pages 33-49
  5. Hong Qian, Pavel Krestov, Pei-Yun Fu, Qing-Li Wang, Jong-Suk Song, Christine Chourmouzis
    Pages 51-91
  6. Hong Qian, Xiao-Ying Yuan, Yi-Liang Chou
    Pages 181-230
  7. Jiří Kolbek, Ivan Jarolímek, Milan Valachovič
    Pages 263-361
  8. Miroslav Šrůtek, Jiři Kolbek, Ivan Jarolímek, Milan Valachovič
    Pages 363-381
  9. Jiří Kolbek, Milan Valachovič, Nikolai Ermakov, Zdenka Neuhäuslová
    Pages 409-423
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 425-464

About this book

Introduction

When two of us (Jifi Kolbek, Miroslav Sriltek) were working in North Korea on the Czech­ Slovak field expeditions of the early 1990s, we did not think initially of comparing our results with the vegetation of surrounding areas or of writing a book. Our efforts mainly involved observing and documenting the vegetation as completely as possible and initial recognition of vegetation units. At first we focused on the most obvious vegetation types, but eventually also any important types that we could discern. Later we focused more on forests, since almost ali of northeastern Asia has forest potential and forests stiH do form the landscape matrix in most areas. First we studied suburban woods and forests, most of which are strongly affected by human activities. Later, though, we also had chances to visit and study lovely mountain regions, including Myohyang-san, Kumgang-san, Su­ jang-san, and the high, especially beautiful Changbai-shan on the border between North Korea and China. The Changbai-shan is the highest mountain system in the Korean Peninsula, including the highest peak Paektu-san. We gradually changed our goal from an evaluation of forest data from North Korea to comparison with available field data and literature sources from comparable surrounding areas. These include South Korea, the Russian Far East, northeastern China (Manchuria), and northem Japan, including the Kuril Islands. Finally we decided to prepare a preliminary survey of the forest vegetation of the Russian Far East and eventually of aII of northeastem Asia, which would be published in English.

Keywords

Braun-Blanquet Vegetation classification forest

Editors and affiliations

  • Jiří Kolbek
    • 1
  • Miroslav Šrůtek
    • 1
  • Elgene O. Box
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of BotanyAcademy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicPrůhoniceCzech Republic
  2. 2.Geography DepartmentUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-0143-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6312-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0143-3
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