Conservation of steppes in Russia



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The site is devoted to conservation, restoration and sustainable use of steppe ecosystems and steppe plant and animal species

Steppes - perhaps the most important for the national economy biome in Russia. It is natural steppe ecosystems formed the basis on which nearly two centuries is based an important part of Russian agriculture. Chernozem and close-to types of soils - the foundation of Russian agriculture, these soils are related to one of the most fertile, formed steppe ecosystem. More...

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Seventh International Symposium “Steppes of Northern Eurasia”

May 2015, Orenburg, Russia
Registration – till December 1, 2014
Deadline for materials – till February 24, 2015


11th European Dry Grassland Meetings

Участники 11-й Международной конференции Европейской группы по травяным экосистемам, 5-16 июня 2014 г.

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June 5-15. 2014
Tula, Russia


23rd International Grassland Congress (IGC-2015)

Международный конгресс по травяным экосистемам

November 20-24. 2015
New Delhi, India

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The 11th European Dry Grassland Meeting. Abstracts & Excursion Guides

The 11th European Dry Grassland Meeting

Steppes and Semi-Natural Dry Grasslands: Ecology, Transformation and Restoration. 5–15th June
2014, Tula, Russia. Abstracts & Excursion Guides. Tula: Kulikovo Field. 2014.

The “Orenburgsky” reservation: history of organization and nature diversity

Заповедник "Оренбургский": история создания и природное разнообразие

The monograph summarizes data of the author and the Institute of Steppe UB RAS prepared in the projecting period, organization and the beginning period of the state environmental reservation “Orenburgsky” activity. There is given a complex landscape-ecological characteristics of four plots of the reservation.

Protection of steppe communities and plant conservation: a case of one Russian territory

Smelansky I., Korolyuk A., Artemov I. Protection of steppe communities and plant conservation: a case of one Russian territory // Proceedings of 4th European Conference on the Conservation of Wild Plants. A workshop on the implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation in Europe / Botanical Garden of the University of Valencia (Valencia, Spain), […]

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