Russian Journal of Ecology

, 42:351

System analysis of biogeocenoses of the Yamal Peninsula: Simulation of the impact of large-herd reindeer breeding on vegetation

Authors

    • Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural BranchRussian Academy of Sciences
  • K. V. Maklakov
    • Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural BranchRussian Academy of Sciences
  • L. M. Morozova
    • Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural BranchRussian Academy of Sciences
  • S. N. Ektova
    • Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural BranchRussian Academy of Sciences
Article

DOI: 10.1134/S1067413611050092

Cite this article as:
Kryazhimskii, F.V., Maklakov, K.V., Morozova, L.M. et al. Russ J Ecol (2011) 42: 351. doi:10.1134/S1067413611050092

Abstract

The systemic approach based mainly on computer simulation has been used to assess the dynamics of ecosystems of the Yamal Peninsula, which have been exposed to the impact of numerous reindeer herds because of extensive development of reindeer breeding during the past decades. This type of development has been demonstrated to result in degradation of vegetation, whose profound changes preclude further development of reindeer breeding in the same way. The current situation requires major amendments to the ethnic-cultural and economic policy in the region.

Keywords

simulationvegetationreindeer breedingpasture loadgreen and lichen foragevegetation degradation
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