Rare Communities of the Desert Steppes of the Russian Caspian Sea Region and Their Preservation
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- steppes; petrophytic; halophytic; communities of Agropyron desertorum; Artemisia taurica; Artemisia semiarida; Anabasis salsa.
The phytocenotic diversity of the desert steppes is preserved due to the presence of the Bogdinsko-Baskunchaksky Nature Reserve and Elton Natural Park in the southern steppe subzone of the Russian Caspian Sea region. Steppes in the Trans-Volga region are more diverse than those in the Sarpinskaya lowland. Agropyron desertorum + Artemisia taurica petrophytic steppes do not stretch as far as the west of the Volga. Petrophytic series of communities on the slopes of Bolshoye Bogdo Mountain and halophytic complexes along the shores of Lake Elton include rare communities of species found on western and eastern distribution limits. These include communities of Artemisia semiarida, since Bolshoye Bogdo Mountain is the farthest western habitat of this wormwood, far from the main range of the species. The spectrum of communities of dwarf semishrub perennial saltworts (Anabasis salsa, Atriplex cana, Camphorosma monspeliaca) and wormwoods (Artemisia lerchiana, A. taurica, A. semiarida) features the specificity of the desert steppes of the Russian Caspian Sea region.
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TY - CONF AU - I.N. Safronova PY - 2019/08 DA - 2019/08 TI - Rare Communities of the Desert Steppes of the Russian Caspian Sea Region and Their Preservation BT - Proceedings of the International Symposium "Engineering and Earth Sciences: Applied and Fundamental Research" dedicated to the 85th anniversary of H.I. Ibragimov (ISEES 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 191 EP - 194 SN - 2590-3217 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/isees-19.2019.125 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/isees-19.2019.125 ID - Safronova2019/08 ER -