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Doklady Earth Sciences

, Volume 476, Issue 1, pp 1113–1115 | Cite as

Geographical factors of the abundance of flora in Russian cities

  • D. V. Veselkin
  • A. S. Tretyakova
  • S. A. Senator
  • S. V. Saksonov
  • V. A. Mukhin
  • G. S. Rozenberg
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Abstract

An analysis of data on the species abundance of flora in 89 cities (urban flora) of the Russian Federation facilitated determination of its main factors. It has been revealed that the factors determining the abundance of native and alien components of urban flora vary. The city area and population number are the main factors of the total number of species and of the abundance of native species in urban flora. The diversity and participation of alien species increase in parallel with. the urbanization rate, anthropogenic transformation of the regions, and the age of cities and are in adverse correlation with the climate severity.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. V. Veselkin
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. S. Tretyakova
    • 2
  • S. A. Senator
    • 3
  • S. V. Saksonov
    • 3
  • V. A. Mukhin
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. S. Rozenberg
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Plant and Animal EcologyUral Branch of the Russian Academy of SciencesEkaterinburgRussia
  2. 2.Ural Federal UniversityEkaterinburgRussia
  3. 3.Institute of Ecology of the Volga River BasinRussian Academy of SciencesTolyattiRussia

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