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About this book
About this book
Highlights work such as conserving and restoring plant diversity in various ecosystems and makes recommendations for sustaining the vegetation basis of the nomadic Mongolian society.
Introduction to Studies on the Vegetation of Mongolia. Natural and Anthropogenic Factors and the Dynamics of Vegetation Distribution in Mongolia. 1.1. Introduction. 1.2. Natural Features of Mongolia. 1.3. Landscape-Ecological Regions. 1.4. Landscape and Ecological Factors of Vegetation Dynamics. 1.5. Conclusion. Late Quaternary Vegetation History of Mongolia. 2.1. Introduction. 2.2. An Overview of Previous Studies. 2.3. Data Used in this Study. 2.4. Regional Pollen Records from Individual Sites. 2.5. Holocene Changes in the Distribution of Tree and Shrub Taxa in Mongolia. 2.6. Spatial Reconstruction and Mapping of Mongolian Vegetation during the Last 15,000 Years. 2.7. General Discussion and Conclusions. Assessing Present-Day Plant Cover Dynamics. 3.1. Introduction. Modern Methods for Studying and Monitoring Plant Cover. 3.2. Mountain Plant Community Dynamics. 3.3. Plant Community Dynamics in Plains and Rocky Areas. 3.4. Dynamics of Water-Associated Vegetation. 3.5. Conclusions. Analysis of Present-Day Vegetation Dynamics. 4.1. Basic Changes in Vegetation. 4.2. Regressive Plant Community Successions. 4.3. Progressive Plant Community Regeneration. 4.4. Mapping Vegetation Dynamics. 4.5. Conclusions. Strategies for Nature Management and Vegetation Conservation. 5.1. Introduction. Methods for Vegetation Conservation. 5.2. Restoration and Conservation of Botanical Successions. 5.3. Systems for the Conservation of Botanical Diversity. 5.4. Conclusions. Summary Conclusions and Recommendations. References. Appendix 1. Appendix 2. Index.
238 pages, Figs, tabs, maps
'...clearly an important and significant work... should provide a stimulus for further work on Mongolian vegetation across all timescales. It is required reading for anyone contemplating work in the region.' The Holocene, 10 (2000)