Geography and Natural Resources

, Volume 33, Issue 1, pp 33–36 | Cite as

The benchmark network for ecological monitoring of the Baikal natural territory

  • A. S. Pleshanov
  • V. M. Plyusnin
  • S. I. Shamanova
  • A. A. Sorokovoi
  • S. G. Kazanovskii
  • A. V. Verkhozina
  • I. A. Antonov
  • I. N. Shekhovtsova
  • A. S. Kaverzina
  • O. A. Chernysheva
Geographical Investigations
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Abstract

Using an ingenious cartographic method, for the Baikal natural territory we have developed a benchmark network that includes 18 tracts (0.47% of the territory under consideration). Special-purpose ground-based surveys of the selected tracts showed that such a network fully reflects the landscape diversity on the level of geoms, the phytocenotic diversity, and the species diversity of the regional biota.

Keywords

cartographic method biological diversity monitoring verification 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. S. Pleshanov
    • 1
  • V. M. Plyusnin
    • 2
  • S. I. Shamanova
    • 1
  • A. A. Sorokovoi
    • 2
  • S. G. Kazanovskii
    • 1
  • A. V. Verkhozina
    • 1
  • I. A. Antonov
    • 1
  • I. N. Shekhovtsova
    • 3
  • A. S. Kaverzina
    • 1
  • O. A. Chernysheva
    • 1
  1. 1.Siberian Institute of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesIrkutskRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Geography, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesIrkutskRussia
  3. 3.Central Siberian Botanical Gardens, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

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