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Boreal Forest of Canada and Russia

By: WO Pruitt and LM Baskin

163 pages, Figs, tabs, col photos

Pensoft Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #145149 | ISBN: 9546421995
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Language: Bilingual in English and Russian

The circumpolar taiga or boreal forest is remarkably uniform in its climate, vegetation types and animal types. All life forms here have evolved adaptations to the long, cold and snowy winters, the short, hot and dry summers and the swiftly-changing seasons. The same genera and families of birds and mammals occur in this forest type in Eurasia and North America. Humans have invaded and exploited these northern coniferous forests differently in Canada and Russia. Although the history of human use has been different between the two countries the end results in both have frequently been catastrophic for vegetation, animals and some human groups. Such similarities and differences have been studied by biologists, human ecologists, anthropologists and other scientists at two research and teaching field stations in the taiga. Introductions to their work are presented here in both English and Russian in parallel texts.


Introduction - Taiga Biological Station in Canada - Kostroma Taiga Biological Station in Russia - The Taiga Environment in Russia - The Taiga Environment in Manitoba - Wildlife of the Russian Taiga - Hazel Hen (Tetrastes bonasia) - Capercailie (Tetrao urogallus) - Desman (Desmana moschata L.) - Hare (Lepus timidus) - Beaver (Castor fiber) - Marten (Martes martes) - Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) - Wolf (Canis lupus) - Moose (Alces alces) - European bison and cattle - In the Russian taiga - Wildlife of the Canadian Taiga - White-tail Deer (Odocoileus virginiana) - Moose (Alces alces) - Woodland Caribou - (Rangifer tarandus caribou) - Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus) - Lynx (Lynx canadensis) - Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) - Small Mammals (Shrews, Mice and Voles) - Deer Mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) - Weasel, Mink, Marten, Fisher, Wolverine - (Family Mustelidae) - Beaver (Castor canadensis) - Wolf (Canis lupus) - Black Bear (Ursus americanus) - Grouse (Family Tetraonidae) - Woodpeckers (Family Picidae) - Chickadees (Family Paridae) - Jays and Ravens (Family Corvidae) - Owls (Family Strigidae) - Hawks (Family Accipitridae) - Amphibians and Reptiles - Invertebrates

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