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Forest vegetation of Northeast Asia

Author: Jiří Kolbek; Miroslav Šrůtek; Elgene Owen Box
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©2003.
Series: Geobotany, 28.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the survey, in English, of the forest vegetation of northeast Asia, a vast, mainly boreal or cool-temperate region that includes the Russian Far East, Manchuria, and northern Korea and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jiří Kolbek; Miroslav Šrůtek; Elgene Owen Box
ISBN: 1402013701 9781402013706
OCLC Number: 52055016
Description: xii, 462 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm.
Contents: Chapter 2 Climate of Northeast Asia / E.O. Box, J. Choi 5 --
2. Climate controls 8 --
3. Solar radiation 10 --
4. Temperature 11 --
5. Precipitation and water balance 15 --
6. Seasons and winds 20 --
7. Climatic regions and regional distinctions 23 --
8. Climate and vegetation 25 --
9. Perspective 27 --
Chapter 3 Basic Geomorphological and Geological Characteristics of Northeast Asia / M. Kost'ak, P. Krestov, S. Okitsu 33 --
2. The Russian Far East 36 --
A. Eastern Siberian sector 36 --
B. Far Eastern sector 37 --
C. Asian Pacific sector 41 --
3. Northern Japan 43 --
4. Northeastern China (Manchuria) 44 --
A. Northwestern Manchuria 45 --
B. Northern Manchuria 45 --
C. Eastern Manchuria 45 --
D. Southwestern Manchuria 46 --
5. Korea 46 --
Chapter 4 Phytogeography of Northeast Asia / H. Qian, P. Krestov, P.Y. Fu, Q.-L. Wang, J.-S. Song, Ch. Chourmouzis 51 --
2. Materials and Methods 53 --
3. Results and Discussion 54 --
Chapter 5 Forest Vegetation of Easternmost Russia (Russian Far East) / P. Krestov 93 --
2. Principal concepts 98 --
3. Vegetation zonation in the Russian Far East 101 --
4. Vertical vegetation belts 113 --
5. Mixed (broadleaf --
Korean pine) forests (northern temperate zone) 114 --
6. Spruce-fir forests 133 --
7. Lariceta dahuricae 146 --
8. Betuleta ermanii 158 --
9. Pineta pumilae 164 --
10. Alneta fruticosae 170 --
Chapter 6 Forest Vegetation of Northeast China / H. Qian, X.-Y. Yuan, Y.-L. Chou 181 --
2. General physiographical features 182 --
3. Regionalization and zonation of vegetation 183 --
4. Forest types 194 --
Chapter 7 Forest Vegetation of Northern Japan and the Southern Kurils / S. Okitsu 231 --
2. Physical environments of northern Japan 235 --
3. Floristics around northern Japan 237 --
4. Major forests 238 --
5. Phytogeographical relationships of the forests of northern Japan and Northeast Asia 253 --
6. Comparative phytogeography of the forests of northern Japan 255 --
Chapter 8 Forest Vegetation of the Northern Korean Peninsula / J. Kolbek, I. Jarolimek, M. Valachovic 263 --
2. Material and methods 266 --
3. Results 268 --
Chapter 9 Vegetation-environment Relationships within and among Selected Natural Forests in North Korea / M. Srutek, J. Kolbek, I. Jarolimek, M. Valachovic 363 --
2. Material and methods 364 --
3. Results 366 --
Chapter 10 Species and Spatial Structure of Forests on the Southeastern Slope of Paektu-san, North Korea / M. Srutek, J. Kolbek, J. Leps 383 --
2. Study area 384 --
3. Material and methods 385 --
4. Results 389 --
Chapter 11 Comparison of Forest Syntaxa and Types in Northeast Asia / J. Kolbek, M. Valachovic, N. Ermakov, Z. Neuhauslova 409 --
2. Survey of plant communities 410.
Series Title: Geobotany, 28.
Responsibility: edited by Jiří Kolbek, Miroslav Šrůtek, and Elgene O. Box.
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