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Estimating Moss and Lichen Ground Layer Net Primary Production in Tundra, Peatlands, and Forests

Dale H. Vitt

in Principles and Standards for Measuring Primary Production

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195168662
eISBN:
9780199790128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168662.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Bryophytes and lichens comprise a high proportion of biomass and primary production in many high latitude ecosystems. This chapter outlines the special problems encountered and approaches available ... More


On the Run in Siberia

Rane Willerslev

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676262
eISBN:
9781452947907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676262.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

“If I had let myself be ruled by reason alone, I would surely be lying dead somewhere or another in the Siberian frost.” The Siberian taiga: a massive forest region of roughly 4.5 million square ... More


One Last, Feeble Attempt

Rane Willerslev

in On the Run in Siberia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676262
eISBN:
9781452947907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676262.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This book documents the author’s efforts to “reverse Siberia’s entire history of brutal and ruthless exploitation of the indigenous trappers,” or what he calls his “last, feeble attempt to force life ... More


A Leap in Time

Rane Willerslev

in On the Run in Siberia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676262
eISBN:
9781452947907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676262.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In this chapter, the author talks about how Siberia still lives in him long after his return to Denmark. He lived for one year in the wilderness of the Siberian taiga to conduct a field study of the ... More


Tundra-Taiga Biology

Robert M. M. Crawford

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199559404
eISBN:
9780191810053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199559404.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The Arctic Tundra and adjacent Boreal Forest or Taiga support the most cold-adapted flora and fauna on Earth. The evolutionary capacity of both plants and animals to adapt to these thermally limiting ... More


Soft Gold

Rane Willerslev

in On the Run in Siberia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676262
eISBN:
9781452947907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676262.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In this chapter, the author describes his experience in the Siberian taiga hunting for sables. Known as Siberia’s soft gold, the sable is valued for its fur, which is dark, almost black, with an ... More


Starvation and Desperation

Rane Willerslev

in On the Run in Siberia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676262
eISBN:
9781452947907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676262.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In this chapter, the author narrates his experience in the Siberian taiga hunting for sables. He describes the wolverine which, like the sable, belongs to the Mustelidae family and is known as the ... More


In the Yukaghirs’ Camp

Rane Willerslev

in On the Run in Siberia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676262
eISBN:
9781452947907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676262.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In this chapter, the author narrates his experience in the Siberian taiga hunting for moose in the company of a Yukaghir family. He describes Spiridon Spiridonov, which was considered the greatest ... More


The Way Back

Rane Willerslev

in On the Run in Siberia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676262
eISBN:
9781452947907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676262.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In this chapter, the author talks about his return to Denmark after his one-year stay in the wilderness of the Siberian taiga to conduct a field study of the Yukaghirs and their lives as sable ... More


Taiga and bog

R. M. M. Crawford

in Tundra-Taiga Biology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199559404
eISBN:
9780191810053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199559404.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter focuses on the ecological diversity of the most northerly forests in the world, the Taiga and the Boreal Forest. The Taiga-Boreal Forest complex and its associated bogs and wetlands ... More


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