This book would be particularly valuable to researchers in the fields of ecology, forestry, botany, and universities and scientific forest institutes. It includes 70 illustrations, 17 tables, and 442 bibliography.
Introduction: The urgency of nature-management problems; Research needed; Investigations of P. Pumila; Pinus Pumila: Taxonomic position, range, and relations in Boreal forests of the Northern Hemisphere: Taxonomic Position and range; Phylogenetic outline; vicariants; Pinus Pumila in the plant cover of Northeastern Asia and Kamchatka: General principles. More exact defination of notions Pinus Pumila as an independent component of Tundra-Forest; P. Pumila in the Kamchatka vegetation cover; History of the Pinus Pumila formation in Kamchatka in the late cenozoic (on the basis of palynilogical data): Appropriateness of using of sporo-pollen spectra and their representativity in reconstructing the history of the plant cover in the regions; P. Pumila in the Pliocene; P. Pumila in the Pleistocene; P. Pumila in the Holocene; Adaptogenesis of Pinus. Pumila: P. Pumila morphology; Seasonal development of P. Pumila; P. Pumila seed production on Kamchatka; References: Illustrations 70, tables 17, bibliography 442