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Keywords: solonetz complex, pasture, climate fluctuations, vegetation changes, ongoing tendencies.



GEOGRAPHY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, 2010, № 1, p. 78-83

Vegetation changes of the solonetz complex of the Northern Caspian region as a consequence of climate fluctuations and pasture abandonment

A.A. Vyshivkin

Vegetation changes, caused by the local manifestation of global climatic processes and environment transformation in the Caspian region, are considered. The vegetation cover characteristics, obtained for the reserved area of the Dzhanybek permanent station during the 1950s and the 2000s, are compared. The study revealed an ongoing tendency toward equalizing the ecological differences between the components of the three-member solonetz complex. The processes has been characterized as mesophytization and steppization.

Keywords: solonetz complex, pasture, climate fluctuations, vegetation changes, ongoing tendencies.
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