Russian Journal of Biological Invasions

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 392–396 | Cite as

Family Amaranthaceae Juss. in Communities of Saline Soils in Southeastern Europe

  • N. A. YuritsynaEmail author
  • V. M. VasjukovEmail author


Data on the way of invasion of representatives of the family Amaranthaceae Juss. into plant communities of saline habitats of Southeastern Europe—participation in formation of cenoses, distribution, and ecological features of habitats—are given. Only two North American species of this family—Amaranthus albus L. and A. retroflexus L.—are revealed in the specified ecotopes. They obviously cannot exert a considerable impact on communities, because they are not abundant and their occurrence there is low.


Southeastern Europe plant communities saline habitats alien species Amaranthaceae 



We are grateful to Professor S.V. Saksonov, Doctor of Biological Science, and to S.A. Senator, Candidate of Biological Science, for valuable consultations.

These investigations were supported by the State Task of the Institute of Ecology of the Volga River Basin, project no. 0128-2014-0002 “Assessment of the Modern Biodiversity and Prognosis of Its Change in Ecosystems of the Volga River Basin under Conditions of Their Natural and Anthropogenic Transformation” (line 52 “Biological Diversity”).


Conflict of interests. The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Statement on the welfare of animals. This article does not contain any studies involving animals performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Ecology of the Volga River Basin, Russian Academy of SciencesTolyattiRussia

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