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Biodiversity & Ecology

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Vegetation Database of South-Western Kyrgyzstan – the walnut-wildfruit forests and alpine pastures

Peter Borchardt* & Udo Schickhoff

Article first published online: 24 September 2012

DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00105

*Corresponding author contact: borchardt@geowiss.uni-hamburg.de

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 309–309, Sep 12
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Keywords: Central Asian endemic; grazing impact; land use change; phytosociology; subalpine/alpine pasture; vegetation classification; walnut-wildfruit forest.


Abstract: The following factsheet provides a brief overview of the Vegetation Database of South Western Kyrgystan (GIVD ID AS-KG-001) of the project “The Impact of the Transformation Process on Human-Environmental Interactions in Southern Kyrgyzstan”. Within the framework of this project phytosociological relevés of the walnut-fruit forest and adjacent subalpine and alpine pastures has been sampled since 2001. Currently, there are 698 relevés available from the walnut-wildfruit forest region (Arslanbob, Bazaar Korgon Rayon, Jalalabad Oblast, Kyrgyzstan). At present the dataset is used by the members of the study group for analysing quantitative and qualitative effects of varying grazing pressure with respect to site-ecological conditions, vegetation patterns, productivity and grazing impact.

Suggested citation:
Borchardt, P., Schickhoff, U. (2012): Vegetation Database of South-Western Kyrgyzstan – the walnut-wildfruit forests and alpine pastures. – 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: 309–309. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00105.