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SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL VARIABILITY OF DRY STEPPES OF EASTERN MONGOLIA

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Spatial-temporal structure and coenotic diversity of dry steppes of Eastern Mongolia was identified by analyzing characteristics of naturally occurring vegetation connection to the regional landscape structure. Different types of combinations of plant communities (phytocoenochores) were determined in the vegetation structure of the Eastern Steppe Station Tumén-Tsogt (in Sukhebator district). Temporal dynamics of steppe ecosystems was defined from the studies of steppe cover fluctuations in 2008. The coenotic role of eight annual plant species that form synusiae in the steppe communities was shown through analysis of species constancy, projective cover, and activity. Knowledge about the trend of successions and the manifestation of fluctuations in vegetation cover is necessary for the development of science-based system of management options to maintain the number and abundance of different plant groups in plant communities. Monitoring the state of natural ecosystems has a major scientific and practical importance, since steppe ecosystems are the basic component of the pasture’s resources of the country.

About the Authors

Galina Ogureeva

Russian Federation
Faculty of Geography, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia 119991, Moscow, Leninskie Gory


Inessa Miklayeva

Russian Federation
Faculty of Geography, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia 119991, Moscow, Leninskie Gory


Maxim Bocharnikov

Russian Federation
Faculty of Geography, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia 119991, Moscow, Leninskie Gory


Jargalsaichan Luvsandorj

Mongolia
Institute of Botany, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Ulaanbaatar 210351, Prospect Zhukova, 77, Mongolia


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Ogureeva G., Miklayeva I., Bocharnikov M., Luvsandorj J. SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL VARIABILITY OF DRY STEPPES OF EASTERN MONGOLIA. GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY. 2011;4(1):46-58. https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2011-4-1-46-58

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