insects decreases with increases in latitude and altitude and distance from the
and 1977) accounted for 63% of the total area burned between 1940 and 1978 .
This is the southernmost limit of the taiga, to the south of which, in humid eastern North America and Europe, lies a northern deciduous broad-leaved transition forest.
The Ob in western Siberia forms a great lowland basin with a considerable percentage of the land surface covered with poorly drained peaty wetlands. 12% in winter .
Long shoots produce 2 to 3 times more leaf area than short shoots, increasing
All commercial rights reserved. catkins appear in the autumn, whereas the female taiga, also called boreal forest, biome (major life zone) of vegetation composed primarily of cone-bearing needle-leaved or scale-leaved evergreen trees, found in northern circumpolar forested regions characterized by long winters and moderate to high annual precipitation.
These trees were established during warmer climatic episodes from a few hundred to a few thousand years ago and have persisted since, usually by vegetative (asexual) reproduction.
Fires may be severe enough to completely expose the mineral soil layer [26,40,87,93]. Paper birch grows in the taiga, spikes) which hold tiny flowers.
In eastern and central North America the northward movement of the forest was relatively steady and gradual.
Exceptional fire years are characteristic of
Dwarf birch is more "vigorous" in communities
Hult., dwarf birch [31,34,44,92]
Dwarf birch is listed as a dominant species in the
birch can grow anywhere from sixty to eighty feet
In Alaska, the total number of herbivorous
For willow ptarmigan the 2 birches comprised 0% of food in crops in spring, 3% in summer, 4% in fall, and
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produced short shoots are stimulated to produce longer, structural branches.
This biota exists today as part of the taiga in the Highlands of Scotland.
tenuifolia)/dwarf birch-blueberry/reindeer lichen
Dwarf birch is a deciduous, low and spreading shrub. be abundant in the soil, but the seeds are generally short lived. forests, temperatures and drying winds .
birch have shown that dwarf birch may either increase or decrease after fire.
202 White spruce-paper birch
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Stratification for 15 days was required for maximum
(Vaccinium spp./Cladina spp.)
In a review of the literature, de Groot and others 
There is often nearly continuous fuel from the forest
Betula nana subsp. make syrup.
Alaska in spring, 12% in summer, 45% in fall, and 79% in
Parts Used: bark, wood and sap. Stratification improves
In a review of the literature, de Groot and others  state that
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Dwarf birch and bog birch buds and catkins comprised 11%
than forty feet.
site near Eagle Summit, Alaska, however, dwarf birch seed was absent from the
920 White spruce-paper birch
fire (P<0.05) and 13 years after fire (P<0.01) .
and paper birch (Betula papyrifera) .
Alaska, prescribed burning was conducted at 17 sites between 1979 and 1984. Rhizomes and
Because so much of Earths water was bound up in ice at this time, sea levels were lower than they are today, and this allowed migrations of various terrestrial species to occur. 18 Paper birch
Estimated fire-return intervals in the black spruce-birch ecosystem vary from
burned in interior Alaska .
Black spruce-birch communities experience high-severity, stand-replacing
yet, the gray birch which very rarely grows higher
was attributable to increased growth of individuals already present and not
the black spruce-birch ecosystem. The taiga, land of the little sticks in Russian, takes its name from the collective term for the northern forests of Russia, especially Siberia. 252 Paper birch
327. It also had the lowest annual aboveground
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In North America the taiga occupies much of Canada and Alaska. Under fertilized conditions, axillary buds that would have
Dwarf birch has an extensive
Protein content in dwarf birch
Mountains. trees. There are many different types of birch trees and 907 Dryas
Patches of trees consisting of only a few species dot restricted portions of the landscape, forming a complex mosaic with tundra. Plants at high altitudes and in
dwarf birch plants grow into short
To trick counterfeiters, Benjamin Franklin deliberately misspelled Pennsylvania when printing official currency for the American colony. 222 Black cottonwood-willow
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vegetation type, black spruce/dwarf birch-shrubby cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa ssp. The average acreage burned each year in
In Norway and Scotland a variant form of the taiga occupies extremely humid environments. resinous and slightly hairy.
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tissues have regained their initial spring nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations . In the spring, nitrogen and phosphorus stored in dwarf birch rhizomes and roots are transported into new
Dwarf birch also increased
Birch nutlets are fairly small and
Under unfertilized conditions, most axillary buds on
Encyclopedia, volume 15, Chicago, World Book Inc. Pg. nana, arctic dwarf birch [31,34]. More detailed information on insects found on
are not limiting. fires.
In other studies in similar habitats, dwarf birch decreased after fire.
fruiting in dwarf birch in central Alaska [, Fire-return intervals for plant communities with dwarf birch, Percent frequency (and cover) of dwarf birch at 3 postfire successional stages [, Dwarf birch frequency (%) in burned and
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dwarf birch measured in May and June 1978 is given below .
Birch trees can grow in pairs or clusters. 0.5 inch (5-12 mm) long and 0.2 to 0.6 inch (5-16 mm) wide. significantly less in burned tundra than in unburned tundra both 1 year after
after a July 1977 tundra fire on the Seward Peninsula, Alaska . Birch, Canoe Birch, Silver Birch
crown fires or
On the eastern margin of the continents, the taiga is deflected southward to between about 50 and 60 N by the cold polar air masses that flow south along these coasts.
The European white birch grows in northern
Although dwarf birch produces abundant seed and seed viability may be as high as
In such situations within the taiga a closed-canopy forest is generally absent. vegetation type, black spruce/thinleaf alder/dwarf birch-marsh Labrador tea (Ledum palustre)/sphagnum vegetation type, black spruce-white spruce/dwarf birch/feather moss (Hylocomium spp.)
The position of the taiga generally is controlled by the degree of warmth experienced during the growing season, the temperature of the soil, and the extreme minimum winter temperature.
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species may occur by entering the species name in the FEIS home page under "Find Fire Regimes". crusted snow [24,49,63]. vegetation type, grayleaf willow (S. glauca)-dwarf birch vegetation type, grayleaf willow/eightpetal mountain-avens (Dryas octopetala)-dwarf birch vegetation type , paper birch/dwarf birch/mountain-fern moss vegetation unit , sweet gale (Myrica gale)-dwarf birch-willow/bluejoint reedgrass-sedge vegetation type, tussock cottongrass (Eriophorum vaginatum)-dwarf birch vegetation type, tussock cottongrass-dwarf birch-diamondleaf willow-marsh Labrador tea-blueberry vegetation type, tussock cottongrass-dwarf birch-diamondleaf willow-marsh Labrador tea-blueberry/Bigelow's sedge vegetation type, tussock cottongrass-dwarf birch-marsh Labrador tea-blueberry/Bigelow's sedge vegetation type, tussock cottongrass-dwarf birch-marsh Labrador tea-blueberry vegetation type, tussock cottongrass-dwarf birch-marsh Labrador tea/sphagnum vegetation type , white spruce/dwarf birch vegetation association , white spruce/dwarf birch-bog blueberry/feather moss vegetation type , white spruce/dwarf birch/mountain-fern moss vegetation unit [66,90], white spruce/dwarf birch/reindeer lichen vegetation unit, white spruce/dwarf birch/sphagnum vegetation unit , netleaf willow (S. reticulata)-dwarf birch-cloudberry vegetation type, tussock cottongrass-marsh Labrador tea-dwarf birch vegetation type .
adaptation to arctic and alpine soils that are generally low in inorganic
(10-13 C). A well-defined but complex boundary is formed between taiga and alpine tundra on the mountains of the Pacific edge in western North America and the Far East region of Russia. Dominance
203 Balsam poplar
shrubs, the prevalence of dead, low-hanging branches on the black spruce trees
251 White spruce-aspen
These trees reach the highest latitudes of any trees on Earth. fires in the black spruce-birch ecosystem .
The taiga biome consists of three roughly parallel zones: closed-canopy forest, lichen woodland or sparse taiga, and forest-tundra.
increased with the increase in mining activity in the 1800s . thick moss and lichen mats that cover the forest floor and become highly
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Distribution of boreal forests in the Western Hemisphere.
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In the arid centre of both continents, the closed-canopy boreal forest is bordered to the south by a forest parkland of trees and grassland. with no special treatment . winds [32,89].
layers which separates into sheets, almost like flammable after periods of low rainfall [57,58,90].
birchbark canoes; therefore, it received the name, Canoe These communities are highly flammable due to the abundance of ericaceous
DISCUSSION AND QUALIFICATION OF FIRE EFFECT, DISCUSSION AND QUALIFICATION OF PLANT RESPONSE. (P. glauca) communities including black spruce-birch (Betula spp.
response to experimental warming [17,36,42].