Pollen’s contributions to Siberias forests

Pollen’s contributions to Siberias forests


  • Claire Williams Department of Environmental Sciences, American University, Washington D.C.
  • Anastasia Makhnykina Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Institute of Ecology and Geography, Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation




Boreal forests, Diplohaplontic life cycle, Pinus spp., Long-distance dispersal, Long-range transport, Bioaerosols, Atmospheric biology, Aerobiology


How pollen shapes forests and forestry can be illustrated using Siberia’s boreal forests which have historically produced some of the highest pollen concentrations in the Northern Hemisphere. Pollen’s contributions are categorized as follows: 1) forests and timber, 2) nontimber products and services and 3) emerging research at the forest-atmosphere interface. Examples are drawn from Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine), Pinus sibirica (Siberian stone pine) and Pinus koreansis (Korean pine). Pine pollen is not only vital to timber and nontimber products but it serves as a well-studied model system for atmospheric studies.


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2020-06-30 — Updated on 2020-07-01


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Williams, Claire, and Anastasia Makhnykina. “Pollen’s Contributions to Siberias Forests”. REFORESTA, no. 9 (July 1, 2020): 107–119. Accessed March 1, 2024. https://journal.reforestationchallenges.org/index.php/REFOR/article/view/116.



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