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Publication Title: Woody detritus in the forest ecosystems of Russia [Abstract]
Year: 1999 Publication Type: Abstract
H. J. Andrews Publication Number: 304
Citation: Krankina, Olga N.; Yatskov, Misha; Harmon, Mark E. 1999. Woody detritus in the forest ecosystems of Russia [Abstract]. In: Kim, Eun-Shik; Oh, Jeong Soo. Proceedings of the 3rd international conference on Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) in the East Asia-Pacific Region; 1999 October 11-16; Seoul, Korea. Seoul, Korea: Kookmin University: 156.
Online PDF: http://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/pubs/pdf/pub304.pdf
Abstract: In the past assessments of carbon stores in Russian forests, woody detritus was either ignored,estimated as a constant proportion relative to live biomass, or derived from growth tables. Inthis study we are attempting to rely on visual estimates of dead wood volume made duringregular forest inventories. The inventory data are processed using a system of correction factorsand dead-to-live wood volume ratios that are derived from measurements in sample plots. Thesevolume estimates are then converted to biomass and carbon stores using decay class-specificdensities. Using this approach, the preliminary estimate of woody detritus stores was made forthree leskhoses of the St. Petersburg region. The average total mass of woody detritus of intactstands was 6.6 Mg OM/ha, although the range was from 2 to 150 Mg/ha.
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