Contemporary Problems of Ecology

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 97–102 | Cite as

Component diversity of the soil cover in the Chuya depression, Gorny Altai

  • E. N. Smolentseva


The high-mountain Chuya depression (Gorny Altai) was studied in 2006–2008. New data on the diversity of soil components of the soil cover in terms of the new Russian soil classification system have been obtained. Some relations of soil components to biotic and abiotic components of high-mountain steppe terrestrial ecosystems have been revealed.

Key words

soil formation soil classification arid soils halogenesi 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Soil Science and Agrochemistry, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

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