Characteristics of Permafrost Forests in Siberia and Potential Responses to Warming Climate

  • A. Osawa
  • Y. Matsuura
  • T. Kajimoto
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 209)


The purpose of this chapter is to synthesize what have been reported in the preceding chapters, and to discuss (1) major characteristics in the structure, function, and development patterns of the larch forests that grow on permafrost, and (2) how their structure and function may change due to the warming climate.


Fine Root Soil Respiration Warm Climate Fine Root Production Larch Forest 
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We thank Nadja Tchebakova for calculating distribution of future biomes in Siberia with her model, and producing Fig. 24.4.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Osawa
    • 1
  • Y. Matsuura
    • 2
  • T. Kajimoto
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Forest and Biomaterials SciencesGraduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Forest Site EnvironmentForestry and Forest Products Research InstituteTsukubaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Plant EcologyForestry and Forest Products Research InstituteTsukubaJapan

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