Condition of the fauna in the impact zone of the Norilsk industrial complex

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The results of long-term studies of the fauna condition in the zone of impact of emissions from the Norilsk industrial complex are presented. Natural factors influencing the species structure and population characteristics have been investigated. Analyses of the vegetation state and animal population parameters are conducted. This allows zoning the impact of pollutants on different ecosystems. The list of indicator species for monitoring pollution is determined, and the contamination level of tissues of terrestrial vertebrates is estimated.

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Original Russian Text © A.S. Shishikin, D.N. Oreshkov, E.S. Uglova, 2014, published in Sibirskii Ekologicheskii Zhurnal, 2014, No. 6, pp. 997–1008.

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Shishikin, A.S., Oreshkov, D.N. & Uglova, E.S. Condition of the fauna in the impact zone of the Norilsk industrial complex. Contemp. Probl. Ecol. 7, 723–731 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1995425514060134

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Keywords

  • Norilsk industrial complex
  • key plots
  • species composition
  • abundance
  • population dynamics
  • tissue contamination by heavy metals and sulfur