Variations in the growth rate of Cladonia lichens during long-term postfire successions in the north of West Siberia

This paper presents the results of studying the Cladonia lichen postfire growth-rate dynamics in different zonal units of West Siberia. The relative growth rate of lichens in forest-tundra and taiga zones was assessed with regard to the pyrogenic factor. The growth rate varied from 1.2 mm/year at the early stage of recovery succession to 11.9 mm/year at the… CONTINUE READING