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Belgorod State University

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Tokhtar Valery K.

Director, D.Sc..

E-mail: tokhtar@bsu.edu.ru
Telephone: +7-4722-301100
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Offers of high school on participation in joint researches with the European universities within the limits of thematic priorities of the Seventh frame program of scientifically-technological development of EU

Cooperation / Environment (Including Climate Change) / Climate Change, Pollution, and Risks


Global climatic changes impact on plant cover of industrially developed regions of Europe

The brief description of the project: According to several sceneries of global climatic warming, an increasing probability of changes in native flora and vegetation of the Westeurasian Biogeographic Regions has to be expected, especially in industrial regions. Species (alpha-) and vegetation (beta-) diversity will be represented, concerning different biogeographic regions and habitats using GIS-Software and statistic tools as CANOCO. For the habitats, also space photos of industrial regions and the hemeroby stage will be used. An international concept on valuation of distributional efficiency and gravity of potential ecological impact will be developed. These modern climatic changes are accompanied by spreading of aggressive plant species and creation of new evolutionary isolated dangerous invasive races and forms in Europe. For monitoring of this plant migrations the study detects the most important corridors between Middle Europe and East Asia depending on anthropogenic and climatic changes. The species of high distributional dynamic will get recorded and classified, according to their ecological niches revealed due to the investigation. Some model genera will be studied with REM- and RAPD-techniques.

Expected results: A statistical model of interaction among climatic changes and plant cover formation based on multivariate analysis data set will be worked out. The model will allow to predict anthropogenic impact on ecosystems at global and local levels under different biogeographical conditions of industrial regions of Europe. The results will be received due to using the space satellite analyzing the complex of biotic and abiotic data. This give an opportunity to make a new type of ecological expertise for anthropogenic impact in Europe predicting changes of plant cover which depend on climatic alterations. System of monitoring of dangerous and harmful alien species distribution will be created taking into consideration the most important corridors of alien plants migrating from different parts of Europe.

The countries of partners under the project: Czech republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary

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Belgorod State University
308015,  RU,  Belgorod region,  Belgorod
Address: BSU, ul.Pobedy, 85