Book ID: 24705
Vol. 57: Cleve,K.Van,F.S.Chapin a.oth.(eds.),Forest Ecosystems in the Alaskan Taiga.A Synthesis of Structure and Function. 1986.81 figs.tabs.X,230 p.gr8vo.Cloth.
Contents:This volume provides an overview and synthesis of research onthe structure and function of taiga forest ecosystems of interiorAlaska.The nature of the taiga environment and climate,forest ecosystemdistribution,natural regeneration of vegetation,and the role of fire arediscussed.Also discussed are environmental controls over organismactivity with discussion on growth and nutrient use,nitrogen fixation,physiological ecology of mosses,and microbial activity and elementavailability.The text examines environmental controls over ecosystemprocesses with discussions of processes,plant-animal interactions,and amodel of forest growth and yield. - Good second hand copyof this out-of print volume.