Boreal forest reserve near Gällivare
Scots pine, Norway spruce and various birch create the overstory in the Swedish boreal forest
Boreal Scots pine/Norway Spruce Forest
The understory is predominanty composed of dwarf shrubs (Vaccinium spp., Empetrum hemaphroditum, and Calluna vulgaris) with a feather moss bottom layer that can account for up to 90% cover of the forest floor. The two dominant feather rmosses are Pleurozium schreberi and Hylocomium splendens.
Measuring N2 fixation in situ
Tubes of feather moss in a headspace of acetylene incubated on site for 24 hours
Fire is a dominant driver of ecosystem processes and results in a resetting of the successional clock.