Anatoly S. Prokushkin

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Spatial distributions of root systems of Larix gmelinii (Rupr.) Rupr. trees were examined in two stands in central Siberia: an even-aged stand (ca. 100 yrs-old) and a mature, uneven-aged (240–280 yrs-old) stand. Five larch trees of different sizes were sampled by excavating coarse roots (diameter > 5 mm) in each stand. Dimensions and ages of all first-order(More)
Stable Zn isotopes fractionation was studied in main biogeochemical compartments of a pristine larch forest of Central Siberia developed over continuous permafrost basalt rocks. Two north- and south-oriented watershed slopes having distinctly different vegetation biomass and active layer depth were used as natural proxy for predicting possible future(More)
Fire is a primary driver of boreal forest dynamics. Intensifying fire regimes due to climate change may cause a shift in boreal forest composition toward reduced dominance of conifers and greater abundance of deciduous hardwoods, with potential biogeochemical and biophysical feedbacks to regional and global climate. This shift has already been observed in(More)
This research is an attempt to study seasonal translocation patterns of photoassimilated carbon within trees of one of the high latitudes widespread deciduous conifer species Larix gmelinii (Rupr. Rupr). For this purpose, we applied whole-tree labeling by 13CO2, which is a powerful and effective tool for tracing newly developed assimilates translocation to(More)
Productivity of the moss cover and necromass accumulation in the litter of a sphagnum larch forest have been estimated on the basis of tree age. It has been shown that the total carbon stock in the litter of a 100-year-old stand, including organic matter not destroyed by fire, exceeds the corresponding value for the tree stand itself by more than an order(More)
The impact of solifluction (soil-sliding) on soil and vegetation cover as well as their restoration during the period after the disturbance was analyzed in the continuous permafrost region of Central Siberia (Central Evenkia). The role of vegetation invading after a disturbance is demonstrated for accumulation of biogenic elements and soil development.
Processes of xylem formation in Dahurian larch have been studied at three sites differing in the hydrothermal regime of soils in the permafrost zone of Middle Siberia. It has been found that the start and end dates of different phases of tree ring formation may differ between the sites by up to 14 days, depending on site conditions. The data obtained(More)
The peculiarities of organic carbon water soluble fraction content in the litters and soil profile in burned forests of different age under the cryolithozone conditions have been revealed. It has been shown that surface fires cause a decrease in the content of water-extractable organic carbon (WEOC) in the litters and upper 5 cm deep layer of soil. At the(More)
The role of ground fires in transformation of organic substance in the ground cover of larch stands in the permafrost zone of Central Siberia was studied as well as the post-fire restoration dynamics of organic substance. Ground fires lead to is a considerable decrease in concentrations and resources of organic carbon and its individual fractions in the(More)
Fluxes of dissolved organic matter (DOM) in larch biogeocenoses and its export from the drainage basin have been studied in the zone of continuous permafrost. A comparative assessment of DOM input into the soil has been made on slopes of northern and southern exposures (as variants reflecting the current state and warming). The dynamics of DOM export in a(More)