Carbon Balance in Forest Ecosystems and Biotic Regulation of Carbon Cycle Under Global Climate Changes

  • Erland G. Kolomyts
  • Larisa S. Sharaya
  • Natalya A. Surova
Part of the Landscape Series book series (LAEC, volume 26)


The strategy of prognostic landscape-ecological studies on climate-induced changes in the biological cycle and carbon balance in forest ecosystems as leading factors of the biotic regulation of the environment is presented. We describe methods for constructing analytical and cartographic empirical statistical models that make it possible to reveal the local mechanisms of biotic regulation and identify the zonal/regional types of forest formations capable of stabilizing the continental biosphere in the changing climate. The prognosis of changes in biotic regulation of the carbon cycle according to the scenarios of forthcoming greenhouse warming and cooling by global HadCM3 and E GISS models accordingly are described.


Ecosystem Biogeocoenosis Climatic changes Empirical statistical modeling Mapping Ecological prediction 



This research was financially supported by Russian Foundation for Basic Research (grant 18-05-00024-a).


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  • Erland G. Kolomyts
    • 1
  • Larisa S. Sharaya
    • 1
  • Natalya A. Surova
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Ecology of the Volga River Basin, Russian Academy of SciencesTogliattiRussia

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