, Volume 59, Issue 1, pp 86–98 | Cite as

Spatiotemporal Changes in the Macrophytobenthos of Laspi Bay (Crimea, Black Sea)

  • T. V. PankeevaEmail author
  • N. V. MironovaEmail author


Using a landscape approach, the paper presents for the first time the results of a comparative analysis of spatiotemporal changes in the macrophytobenthos, performed in the Laspi Bay for the period from 1983 to 2008 with landscape maps of Laspi Bay compiled by the authors. In addition, it describes the distribution of the bottom natural complexes with key Black Sea phytocoenoses. It was found that over a span of 25 years, the plant components of bottom natural complexes in Laspi Bay underwent significant restructuring and degradation due to natural factors and anthropogenic activity in the coastal zone.



We thank the staff of the Laboratory of Phytoresources at the Department of Biotechnologies and Phytoresources of the Kovalevskii Institute for Marine Biological Research, Russian Academy of Sciences, for their assistance in processing the primary material. We are grateful to E.S. Kashirina for technical support in preparing the figures.

This work was carried out within the framework of the government procurement from Kovalevskii Institute for Marine Biological Research, project no. АААА-А18_118021350003-6.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kovalevskii Institute for Marine Biological Research, Russian Academy of SciencesSevastopolRussia

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