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Belgorod State University - Global climatic changes impact on plant cover of industrially developed regions of Europe

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Date of filling in 08.06.2007
Organization name Belgorod State University
Organization adress Nezhegol Natural Park, ul. Pobedy 85, 308015, Belgorod, RF
Department/Unit Nezhegol Natural Park
Contact person Tokhtar Valeriy, DSc, Head of Nezhegol Natural Park
Phone +7-4722-301100
Fax +7-4722-301101
E-Mail tokhtar@bsu.edu.ru
Web-site http://unid.bsu.edu.ru/unid/struk/element.php?IBLOCK_ID=100&SECTION_ID=400&ELEMENT_ID=8521
Organization type
  • Research
  • Education
Special Programme
Environment (including climate change) (ENV)
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Topic number Global climatic changes impact on plant cover of industrially developed regions of Europe
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Expertise offered 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.
Problems to be solved and 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.
Scientific keywords Climate anthropogenic impact plant cover space photo habitat structure species variation
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