Fundamental basis for the conservation of biodiversity of the Black Sea-Kazakh steppes

Authors

  • Olga Demina Southern Federal University, B. Sadovaya 105, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
  • Tatiana Bragina Southern Federal University, B. Sadovaya 105, Rostov-on-Don, Russia & Kostanaysky State Pedagogical Institute, Taran 118, Kostanay, Kazakhstan

Keywords:

ecological network, Festucetea vaginatae, Festuco-Brometea, Festuco-Puccinellietea, Helianthemo-Thymetea, phytocenotic diversity, plant community, soil macrofauna.

Abstract

The paper presents new approaches for assessing the conservation value of plant communities based on the use of quantitative criteria contained in databases and eco-floristic classification of steppe vegetation in the Don basin (Rostov region). The Black Sea and Kazakhstan steppes have significant potential for environmental protection. Analysis of biodiversity levels has been facilitated by descriptions of plant communities and quantitative indicators of major faunal groups of soil invertebrates (macrofauna) in the Tobol-Turgai basin (Kostanay region, Kazakhstan). As the structure of soil invertebrate communities is closely associated with vegetation, its assessment can provide insight into the degree of preservation or the depth of disturbance of ecosystems such as those found in the Black Sea and Kazakhstan steppes.

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Published

2015-08-27

How to Cite

Demina, O. and Bragina, T. (2015) “Fundamental basis for the conservation of biodiversity of the Black Sea-Kazakh steppes”, Hacquetia, 13(1). Available at: https://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/hacquetia/article/view/2851 (Accessed: 6 July 2022).

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