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Book review Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 31, No. 4, 2000, pp. 284-285. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 4, 2000, pp. 310-311. Original Russian Text Copyright 9 2000 by Abramova, Mirkin. CRITICS AND BIBLIOGRAPHY Book Review: P.L. Gorchakovskii, Antropogennaya transformatsiya i vosstanovlenie produktivnosti lugovykh fitotsenozov (Anthropogenic Transformation and Restoration of Productivity of Meadow Phytocenoses), Yekaterinburg: Yekaterinburg, 1999, 156 p. Secondary postforest meadows play an important decrease in productivity and stability of plant commu- role as the carders of high genetic diversity and the nities" (Gorchakovskii, 1999, p. 7). source of forage for animal husbandry. The anthropo- Thereafter, the author characterizes the method of genic impact on these communities has been increasing research, which proves to be thought out fairly well, mainly because of overgrazing. As a consequence, and formulates the criteria for distinguishing four levels highly productive grass stands with a high species of meadow synanthropization, from communities satu- diversity are replaced by short-grass synanthropic com- rated with forest species to short-grass pastural cenoses. munities or sown mixed grasses, both including only a He studied eight communities representing all the four few species. This sad observation can be regarded as a stages of anthropogenic transformation: (1) meadows truism. However, the data on Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

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