Forest zones of Siberia as determined by climatic zones and their possible transformation trends under global change
Silva Fennica 30(23): 201208
A system of zonality in Siberia has been formed under the control of continentality, which provides the heat and humidity regimes of the forest provinces. Three sectors of continentality and four to six boreal subzones form a framework for the systematisation of the different features of land cover in Siberia. Their climatic ordination provides the fundamental basis for the principal potential forest types (composition, productivity) forecasting the current climate. These are useful in predicting the future transformations and successions under global changes.
Received 10 October 1995 Accepted 24 June 1996