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Postfire Succession of Mire Ecosystems Reconstructed Using Paleoecological Analysis: A Case Study of Novoaleksandrovskoe Mire (Meshchera Lowland, Ryazan Oblast)
- Tsyganov, A. N., Novenko, E. Yu., Babeshko, K. V., Mazei, N. G., Borisova, T. V., Mazei, Yu. A.
- Biology bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences 2018 v.45 no.5 pp. 512-518
- case studies, climatic factors, ecosystems, fires, growth and development, oligotrophication, paleoecology, peat, vegetation cover, Russia
- Patterns of medium-term (decades) postfire succession of a mire ecosystem were studied using multiproxy paleoecological analysis. The resistance of mire ecosystems featuring thick peat deposits to fires due to surface and patchy incineration has been noted. It was found that, in favorable climatic conditions (i.e., sufficient precipitation), the vegetation cover recovers and the vertical growth and development towards oligotrophication are resumed within a medium-term period.