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Arid Ecosystems

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 139–149 | Cite as

Biogeocenotic principles and methods of environmental restoration of desert pasture ecosystems in Central Asia

  • Z. Sh. ShamsutdinovEmail author
  • N. Z. Shamsutdinov
Systematic Study of Arid Territories

Abstract

The environmental restoration of wasted biodiversity and productivity of degraded desert pastures of Central Asia is necessary. This study covers the results of long-term studies intended to develop biogeocenotic principles and adaptive methods of the environmental restoration of deserted pastures by sowing a mix of seeds of zonally typical dominant species of fodder subshrubs and perennial sod herbs that ensure fast the restoration of their productivity and botanical diversity. It is shown that the proposed methods are highly efficient both bioenergetically and economically.

Keywords

biogenocenosis environmental melioration dominant species types of vegetation strategy desert pasture ecosystems 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.All-Russian Williams Fodder Research InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.All-Russian Kostyakov Research Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Land ReclamationRussian Academy of Agricultural SciencesMoscowRussia

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