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Biodiversity & Ecology

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Vegetation Database Forest of Southern Ural

Vasilij Martynenko, Pavel Shirokikh*, Ayzik Solomeshch & Albert Muldashev

Article first published online: 24 September 2012

DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00087

*Corresponding author contact: shirpa@mail.ru

Biodiversity & Ecology  (Biodivers. Ecol.)

Special Volume: Vegetation databases for the 21st century,
edited by Jürgen Dengler, Jens Oldeland, Florian Jansen, Milan Chytrý, Jörg Ewald, Manfred Finckh, Falko Glöckler, Gabriela Lopez-Gonzalez, Robert K. Peet & Joop H.J. Schaminée
Volume 4, pages 289–289, Sep 12
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Keywords: Bashkortostan Republic; mountain forest; primeval root zonal forest; Russia; South-Ural region.


Abstract: The Vegetation Database Forest of Southern Ural (GIVD ID 00-RU-001) was established in 1996 at the Laboratory of Geobotany and Conservation of Vegetation in the Institute of Biology of Ufa Scientific Center of RAS. The database contains geobotanical relevés of primeval zonal forest of South-Ural region and their mountain analogues. It includes almost all the different types of primeval forest of region. The database is used to develop syntaxonomy of Southern Urals forests, for identifying features of the flora and forest vegetation of the region, for phytocoenological and ecologycal analysis of the syntaxa at all levels, for the comparison with syntaxa-analogues from other regions and investigation of relationships on the species and ecosystem levels. Also, this database is used as the basis for the development of classification secondary forests communities of South-Ural region, the construction chronocline succession of natural regeneration of the original community types and developing recommendations for stimulating restoration succession.

Suggested citation:
Martynenko, V., Shirokikh, P., Solomeshch, A., Muldashev, A. (2012): Vegetation Database Forest of Southern Ural. – In: Dengler, J., Oldeland, J., Jansen, F., Chytrý, M., Ewald, J., Finckh, M., Glöckler, F., Lopez-Gonzalez, G., Peet, R.K., Schaminée, J.H.J. [Eds.]: Vegetation databases for the 21st century. – Biodiversity & Ecology 4: 289–289. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00087.