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Biogeography and Ecology of Turkmenistan

  • Victor Fet
  • Khabibulla I. Atamuradov

Part of the Monographiae Biologicae book series (MOBI, volume 72)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Agadzhan G. Babaev
    Pages 5-22
  3. Nikolai S. Orlovsky
    Pages 23-48
  4. Khabibulla I. Atamuradov
    Pages 49-64
  5. Igor G. Rustamov
    Pages 77-104
  6. Dzhumamurad Kurbanov
    Pages 105-128
  7. Galina N. Fet
    Pages 149-172
  8. Anver K. Rustamov, Ovez Sopyev
    Pages 205-230
  9. Anver K. Rustamov
    Pages 247-263
  10. Nikolai N. Shcherbak
    Pages 307-328
  11. Chary Ataev, Anver K. Rustamov, Sakhat Shammakov
    Pages 329-350
  12. Victor A. Krivokhatsky
    Pages 389-402
  13. Oleg L. Kryzhanovsky, Khabibulla I. Atamuradov
    Pages 403-418
  14. Svetlana N. Myartseva
    Pages 467-479
  15. Victor A. Krivokhatsky
    Pages 495-498
  16. Kirill G. Mikhailov, Victor Fet
    Pages 499-524
  17. Yaroslav I. Starobogatov
    Pages 535-543
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 545-653

About this book

Introduction

remnants of gene pools of these species. Badghyz Natural Reserve, established in 1941, became a refuge for the last existing population of the Turkmen onager (Equus hemionus onager) and a unique pistachio woodland. A new generation oflocal Turkmen scientists, many of whom were trained by the Russian researchers in the graduate schools of Moscow and Leningrad arose from the 1930s through the 1950s. The Turkmen Academy of Sciences and its journal, Proceedings (including the monthly biological series), served to record the results of diverse biological studies in the republic. While basic science in the Middle Asian republics rather gained from the Russian "colonial" influence, natural resources, in contrast, were severely damaged by the Soviet way of handling the economy and social issues. Severe environmental problems have been inherited by the now independent Turkmenistan, including overgrazed desert pastures, deforested mountains, depleted water resources, accumulated pesticides in cotton fields, declining populations of endangered species of animals and plants, and - worst of al- progressing, human-caused desertification (Kharin this volume). In order to approach a solution to these problems, scientists and officials in the republic will need the close attention and help of the international scientific community.

Keywords

Fauna Flora Orthoptera Osmoregulation Vegetation ecology ecosystem

Editors and affiliations

  • Victor Fet
    • 1
  • Khabibulla I. Atamuradov
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Biological SciencesLoyola UniversityNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.Natural Conservation SocietyAshgabatTurkmenistan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-1116-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4487-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-1116-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0077-0639
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