Accession Number : AD0700300

Title :   SWAMPY FORESTS AND BOGS OF SIBERIA,

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Plyavchenko,N. I.

Report Date : 10 DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 219

Abstract : The lands of the forest reserves of Siberia and the Far East include over 110 million hectares of swamps and very swampy forest covered lands, the dendritic vegetation of which is not considered timber. This amounts to about 79% of the entire areas of swamp and swampy lands of the Soviet Union, accounted for by forestry statistics. The present thematic collection includes data almost entirely pertaining to the territory of Siberia. In it examination is made of the specific features of swamp formation, types of swamp and swampy forests in various geographical regions. The results of studies of the structure and growth of the root systems of dendritic plants in swamps of various types are presented; the characteristics of the compositon and seasonal dynamics of the soil fauna and microflora are given and the interaction between earth worms and the microflora of swampy forest soils are described. The characteristic of the soil fauna of drained forest soils is given on the basis of investigations performed on the drained units of the Siverskiy Forestry Farm in the Leningdradskaya where the drainage reclamation works have a history of more than half a century.

Descriptors :   (*FORESTRY, SIBERIA), (*SWAMPS, *SIBERIA), PERMAFROST, NATURAL RESOURCES, DEPOSITS, PLANTS(BOTANY), CLASSIFICATION, SOILS

Subject Categories : Forestry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE