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Natalia Vasilievna Lukina

Natalia Vasilievna Lukina
Centre for Forest Ecology and Productivity RAS

Doctor Sci. Biology

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Due to the ever-increasing anthropogenic impact and global climate change, wildfires are becoming more frequent and intense all over the world. The wildfire factor is turning into an acute problem for forested countries that requires prompt solutions as the areas of forest ecosystems are reducing catastrophically, which results in an irreparable lo...
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One of the most fundamental questions in ecology is how many species inhabit the Earth. However, due to massive logistical and financial challenges and taxonomic difficulties connected to the species concept definition, the global numbers of species, including those of important and well-studied life forms such as trees, still remain largely unknow...
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One of the most fundamental questions in ecology is how many species inhabit the Earth. However, due to massive logistical and financial challenges and taxonomic difficulties connected to the species concept definition, the global numbers of species, including those of important and well-studied life forms such as trees, still remain largely unknow...
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Linking vegetation, soil biota, and soil carbon stocks in forests has a high predictive value. The specific aim of this study was to identify the relationships between vegetation, earthworms, and soil carbon stocks in nine types of forests dominating autonomous landscape positions in a coniferous–broadleaf forest zone of the European part of Russia...
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В связи с возрастающим антропогенным воздействием и глобальными климатическими изменениями, частота и интенсивность пожаров возрастают по всему миру. Пирогенный фактор становится всё более острой проблемой для лесных стран, требующей незамедлительных решений, так как происходят катастрофические сокращения площади лесных экосистем, невосполнимая утр...
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Due to ever-increasing anthropogenic impact and global climate change, wildfires are becoming more frequent and intense all over the world. The wildfire factor is turning into an acute problem for forested countries that requires prompt solutions as the areas of forest ecosystems are reducing catastrophically, which results in an irreparable loss o...
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The problem of assessing the impact of biodiversity on the climate-regulating functions of forests is fundamental. It is of great applied importance for sustainable forest management in the context of global climate change. On the one hand, climate change affects biodiversity; on the other hand, biodiversity underlies the mechanisms of adaptation o...
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Проблема оценки влияния биоразнообразия на климаторегулирующие функции лесов носит фундаментальный характер и имеет огромное прикладное значение для устойчивого управления лесами в условиях глобальных изменений климата. С одной стороны, изменения климата влияют на биоразнообразие, с другой стороны, именно биоразнообразие лежит в основе механизмов а...
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Research Highlights: It was found that both tree species and ground vegetation affected soil carbon stock in boreal forests. Carbon stocks in the mineral layers were related negatively to the C/N ratio in the organic horizon and pine proportion in the growing stock volume, and positively to the share of herbaceous plants and the proportion of spruc...
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Patterns of lateral intrabiogeocenotic (between separate elementary biogeoranges) and interbiogeocenotic variability in the content of secondary metabolites and nutritional elements in the different-age needles of spruce (Picea abies ssp. obovata (Ledeb.) Domin) have been studied along the geochemical transect in spruce forests in northern taiga (K...
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Forest biomass is an essential indicator for monitoring the Earth’s ecosystems and climate. It is a critical input to greenhouse gas accounting, estimation of carbon losses and forest degradation, assessment of renewable energy potential, and for developing climate change mitigation policies such as REDD+, among others. Wall-to-wall mapping of abov...
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Forest biomass is an essential indicator for monitoring the Earth’s ecosystems and climate. It is a critical input to greenhouse gas accounting, estimation of carbon losses and forest degradation, assessment of renewable energy potential, and for developing climate change mitigation policies such as REDD+, among others. Wall-to-wall mapping of abov...
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Forest biomass is an essential indicator for monitoring the Earth's ecosystems and climate. It is a critical input to greenhouse gas accounting, estimation of carbon losses and forest degradation, assessment of renewable energy potential, and for developing climate change mitigation policies such as REDD+, among others. Wall-to-wall mapping of abov...
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Forest biomass is an essential indicator for monitoring the Earth's ecosystems and climate. It is a critical input to greenhouse gas accounting, estimation of carbon losses and forest degradation, assessment of renewable energy potential, and for developing climate change mitigation policies such as REDD+, among others. Wall-to-wall mapping of abov...
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Being the product of the same environment, soil and vegetation are mutually associated with each other, but the relationships between edaphic properties and vegetation characteristics are still far from clear. Accordingly, the specific aim of this study is to identify relationships between forest site types/forest types and the fertility of soil or...
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A comparative assessment of the carbon stock in loamy soils (Albic Retisols) of coniferous–broadleaved forests on the Moskvoretsko-Oksky Plain and sandy soils (Albic Podzols) in the Bryansk region is given. The carbon accumulation in soils is related to the texture of their mineral horizons and biotic factors, such as the quality of litter and acti...
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The effect of vegetation on soil properties (acidity, C/N ratio, content of exchangeable nutrients) was assessed for the northern and middle taiga forests in the Republic of Karelia. The forests occupy autonomous positions in the landscapes; the soil-forming rocks are diverse. The study objects were Al–Fe–humus soils on Quaternary sediments, common...
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2019, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Limited. In this Letter, the middle initial of author G. J. Nabuurs was omitted, and he should have been associated with an additional affiliation: ‘Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group, Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands’ (now added as affiliation 18...
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A spatially explicit global map of tree symbioses with nitrogen-fixing bacteria and mycorrhizal fungi reveals that climate variables are the primary drivers of the distribution of different types of symbiosis.
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This work is aimed at assessing the dynamics of the composition of soil waters in coniferous forests subjected to air pollution from the Severonikel’ copper-nickel smelter in Murmansk oblast. The objects of investigations are the most common in boreal zone spruce forests with dwarf shrubs + green mosses and pine forests with dwarf shrubs + lichens....
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A study of relationships between the micromosaic structure of vegetation and the composition of L layer of the litter of automorphous dwarf shrub–green moss spruce forests of the northern taiga has been carried out on the Kola peninsula. The analysis is performed based on the total content of secondary metabolites (phenolic compounds including lign...
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We have assessed the influence of vegetation on the labile characteristics (acidity, total carbon and nitrogen content, and available nutrients) of automorphic soils of polydominant coniferous–broadleaf forests and dwarf-shrub–green-moss pine forests of the Bryansky Les Nature Reserve. Despite the comparable gross and grain size compositions of soi...
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The composition of soil water under coniferous forests of Murmansk oblast—an industrially developed region of northern Russia—was investigated. The studied objects were dwarf-shrub–green-moss spruce forests and dwarf-shrub–lichen pine forests on Al-Fe-humus podzols (Albic Rustic Podzols) that are widespread in the boreal zone. The concentrations an...
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Plant residues and litter composition play important role in the organic matter decomposition and soil formation. We studied spatial variations of secondary metabolites (lignin, high- and low-molecular phenols, tannins), total carbon and nitrogen in litters across the profiles and laterally within forest ecosystems and between them in geochemically...
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Linkages between microscale mosaic of vegetation cover and composition of subhorizon L of litter in automorphous moss-dwarf-shrub spruce forest of north taiga were studied in the Kola Peninsula. We measured total content of secondary metabolites (phenol compounds, including lignin and tannins), carbon, nitrogen, and other mineral nutrition elements...
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Background One of the key forest characteristics is the biodiversity, particularly the diversity of trees which are forest ecosystem engineers. Nowadays the most worldwide common approach for assessment of forest conditions and dynamics is based on the systematic monitoring, performed at a set of regularly structured plots. To fulfill the existing...
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This study investigates the effect of energy utilization, greenhouses gasses emissions, and economic activities on health risks such as mortality rate and incidence of respiratory diseases in emerging Asian economies. The study analyzes a panel data from 1995 to 2018 to examine the long-run and short-run influence of environmental pollution on heal...
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We estimated the potential silvicultural application of bio-substrates from solid wastes of pulp and paper factories, applying chloride bleaching. The bio-substrates passed two-stage recycling by Trametes maxima, T. hirsuta, consortium of T. maxima and T. hirsute, Lenzites betulina, Penicilium comescens, Peniophora lycii, Pleurotus ostreatus fungi,...
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A research study of the ecosystem biodiversity of the Central Federal District (CFD) has been carried out at the regional level with the use of the map of vegetation in the terrestrial ecosystems, which was created on the basis of the high spatial resolution (30 m) data obtained from the Landsat satellite series. Numerical characteristics such as t...
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Presently, among the works considering the influence of forest trees on soil properties, the idea that spruce (Picea abies) promotes the acidification of soils predominates. The aim of this work is to assess the effects of spruce trees of different ages and Kraft classes on the acidity and content of available nutrient compounds in the soils under...
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The needles of juniper growing in spruce and birch forests of the Khibiny Mountains have been analyzed to evaluate the pattern of changes in their chemical composition (ADF, lignin, cellulose, lignin/cellulose, lipids, phenolic compounds, proanthocyanidins, flavonoids, N, C, and also Ca, Mg, K, Mn, Zn, P, S, Al, and Fe). It has been shown that the...
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An analysis is made of the spatial variability of snowmelt water composition (within and between biogeocenoses), with regard to its long-term dynamics, in pine and spruce forests exposed to airborne industrial pollution from the Europe’s largest Severonikel Copper–Nickel Smelter Complex. Snowmelt waters from under the tree canopy, compared to those...
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Germination and biometric parameters (number and length of needles, root length, trunk height, root neck diameter, and fractional seedling mass) of pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) and spruce (Picea abies L. Karst) seedlings with a closed root system are evaluated. The seedlings are grown on a mix of peat with growing media prepared of pulp and paper mil...
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We have developed a system of plant functional groups for modeling dynamics of forest ground vegetation. Ecological and coenotic traits of species together with species life form and biomass values were used to classify species into the functional groups. Ground vegetation patches dominated by species of different plant functional groups were disti...
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An analysis has been made of changes in the mineral composition of conifer needles in northern taiga forests after reduction of emissions from the Severonickel Copper–Nickel Smelter Complex in the city of Monchegorsk, the most powerful source of air pollution in Northern Europe. The data obtained in perma�nent monitoring plots in 1991, 1993, 2000,...
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Natural resources are a major source of wealth of Russia and a guarantee of its prosperity and special role in the world. In addition, we should not forget that they refer not only to mineral deposits but also to the great diversity of bioresources. The vast territory and a large number of ecosystems not only distinguish Russia among other countrie...
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An analysis has been made of changes in the mineral composition of conifer needles in northern taiga forests after reduction of emissions from the Severonickel Copper-Nickel Smelter Complex in the city of Monchegorsk, the most powerful source of air pollution in Northern Europe. The data obtained in permanent monitoring plots in 1991, 1993, 2000, a...
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This article gives an assessment of the international criteria for the sustainable management of forests on the basis of indicators according to the International Cooperative Programme on Assessment and Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Forests (ICP Forests). The given program allows us to assess Criterion 2: Maintenance of Forest Health and V...
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The monitoring of status of terrestrial ecosystems of European Far North becomes more urgent for assessment of industrial impact consequences and development of approaches to environmental protection. Pasvik State Nature Reserve is located in the north-west part of Murmansk Oblast along the Pasvik River on the border between Russia and Norway. The...
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To understand the relationships between soils and vegetation in forest ecosystems, it is necessary to establish the spatial levels where they are implemented and to determine parameters characterizing the relationships. The key step in the development of the hierarchy of the spatial levels is the establishment of the elementary unit of the soil-veg...
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The development of fertility of soils on different parent rocks is considered for different types of spruce forests in the Khibiny Mountains. The spruce forests of Mts. Kuel’por, Vud’yavrchorr, Chil’mana, and Saami were the objects for the study. The results showed that the fertility level of the soils of the Khibiny Mountains was determined by the...
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This article addresses spatial variability in soil nutrients in altitudinal and latitudinal forest–tundra ecotones in the Kola Peninsula, Russia. Higher total carbon, nitrogen, and bio-available nutrients were found in the organic horizons of latitudinal ecotone against the background of lower nutrients in soil-forming rock. This is supposedly rela...
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The ideas concerning the spatial and temporal variation of acidity and composition of atmospheric fallout in forests of the boreal zone are discussed. The role played by the atmospheric component in the functioning of these forests depends on the acidity and composition of fallout and the extent of their transformation by the biocenosis. The most p...
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1. A role of solar activity and powerful volcanic eruptions as a trigger of changes in climate and environment is still a subject of scientific discussion. Here we present an analysis of some tree ring chronologies collected from living trees at Northern timberlines of Kola Peninsula. They are: a 676-year juniper (Juniperus Sibirica Burgst.) from K...
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The effect of industrial pollution with emissions from the Severonikel Copper-Nickel Smelter (CNS) on soil microbial communities of forest biogeocenoses has been studied taking into account their relative location under tree crowns (near the stem, in the undercrown area, or under gaps in the canopy). The results show that increasing technogenic pol...
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Climate change in the Arctic is taking place within the context of a wide range of other changes and disturbances including environmental pollution. During the past two centuries climatic change in the region has been accompanied by the added complexity of anthropogenic pollutants. This chapter deals with the interactions between climate change and...
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The cyclicity of forest fire number for the period 1958-2007 at Kola Peninsula was investigated. We used the data of regular aerial surveying. The frequency of forest fires was compared with regional meteorological and dendrochronological records. Spectral analysis with help of MEM and wavelet revealed a clear cyclic character of fire occurrence wi...
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Question: Is there a need for disturbance mapping integrated in the CircumBoreal Vegetation Mapping Program? Location: Eurasian boreal forest. Disturbance and mapping: The boreal zone is characterized by a multitude of natural and anthropogenic disturbance agents with importance over a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. Disturbance is a pri...
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Growing awareness of air pollution effects on forests has, from the early 1980s on, led to intensive forest damage research and monitoring. This has fostered air pollution control, especially in Europe and North America, and to a smaller extent also in other parts of the world. At several forest sites in these regions, there are first indications o...
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The possibility of application of individual-based model to forest ecosystems dynamics prediction on regional scale with the high level of details has been demonstrated. The system developed allows for implementation of different scenarios which simulates various forest management regimes.This approach keeps the ability of fine tuning of the scenar...
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Trends of changes in the successional status of northern taiga forests exposed to technogenic pollution in the Kola Peninsula are discussed. Main studies of digression in spruce and pine forests are characterized on the basis of the dynamics of species composition of phytocenoses and chemical composition of atmospheric fallout, soils, and dominant...
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Pollution-induced changes in concentrations of elements in pine needles, branches, stem bark, and wood were investigated on 12 plots along the pollution gradient at distances of 5 to 77 km from the Pechenganikel copper-nickel smelter on the Kola Peninsula (northwestern Russia), the largest emitter of sulfur and heavy metals in northern Europe. Clos...
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Tree-ring series collected from different parts of Arctic (Fennoscandia, Kola Peninsula and Northern Siberia) are investigated by means of the multi-taped method (MTM) of spectral analysis. Results of spectral analysis allow us to select the main periods of solar variability (22-, 30–33- and 80–90-year solar cycles) in Kola and Fennoscandia tree-ri...
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In late summer 2004 stem discs were collected from about 40 juniper trees (Juniperus Siberica Burgsd) growing at the remote central part of Kola Peninsula behind the polar circle at the northern timberline. Up to now these juniper trees are oldest ones found at Kola Peninsula. Data processing was difficult due to extremely small tree rings as well...
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The composition of soil solutions is a sensitive indicator of the technogenic transformation of podzols of the Kola Peninsula under the impact of aerial pollution. The soil solutions have been obtained using Rhizon vacuum samplers. A sharp rise in the concentrations of heavy metals and sulfates is registered in the solutions from polluted soils. Th...
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The number and biomass of microorganisms in the soils under lichen, grass-bilberry, and grass spruce forests of old age were studied on the Kola Peninsula. The dry biomass of microorganisms in the organic soil horizons was shown to reach 28 mg/g with a predominance (96 to 99%) of micromycetes. At tree trunk sites, in the organic horizons of all the...
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Bakkestuen, V. 2006: Epiphytic lichen distribution and plant leaf heavy metal concentrations in Russian–Norwegian boreal forests influ-enced by air pollution from nickel-copper smelters. Boreal Env. Res. 11: 441–450. The Norwegian–Russian border area is exposed to air pollution from Russian nickel-copper smelters at Kola Peninsula. An attempt was m...
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In the organic horizons of the Al-Fe-humus podzols under the old pine forests of the northern taiga, the biomass of all the groups of microorganisms, the length of the fungal and actinomycete mycelium, the number of fungal spores, and the bacterial population were maximal (13 mg/g) irrespectively of the stage of pyrogenic succession. The share of f...
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Environmental consequences of impacts by comets and asteroids depend on their sizes. The impact of 10 km sized asteroid killed off the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. A comet impact in AD 536 (>500 m diameter) caused a global climatic downturn. An impact of Tunguska-sized (50 m diameter) object (TO) could devastate a 2000 km -2 forest area, roughly...
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Bacterial communities in genetic horizons of undisturbed podzols were found to differ quantitatively (in biomass and population) and qualitatively (in the morphology of viable cells and oxidation of carbohydrates, oxycarbonic acids, and phenol derivatives). Methods of multisubstrate testing and fluorescence microscopy were used.
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The concentrations of mobile compounds of S, Cu, and Ni are determined in podzol soils in the Murmansk region taken at different distances from Severonikel Copper–Nickel Plant and their variations are analyzed. The concentrations are found to have an effect on the distribution of these elements in lysimetric and subsoil waters.
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Relationships between morphometric parameters (needle length and mass) and concentration of mineral nutrients in Norway spruce needles were studied in the Kola Peninsula. Aging-induced changes in the chemical composition of needles were confirmed. The changes in the Ca, Mg, K, P, and Al concentrations in the course of technogenic succession caused...
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The regularities of spatial (within forest parcels and in the vertical soil profile) variability in soil acidity are discussed by the example of Al-Fe-humus podzols at different stages of the human-induced (technogenic) succession of forest biogeocenoses caused by their pollution with the exhaust of a copper-nickel smelter. It is shown that changes...