Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 31, No. 5, 2000, pp. 362-364. Translated frora Ekologiya, No. 5, 2000, pp. 393-395. Original R:~ssian Text Copyright 9 2000 by Berdyugin. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS On the Problem of Anthropogenic Influence on Mammals of the Prepolar Ural Mountains K. I. Berdyugin Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, uL Vos'mogo Marta 202, Yekaterinburg, 620144 Russia Received September 22, 1998 Key words: anthropogenic influences, biota of mountain landscapes, natural and anthropogenic communities, large and small mammals. The eastern macroslope of the Prepolar Urals is individual range occupies 2.5-39.0 and 0.8-7.5 km 2, inhabited by 40 mammalian species. Unique species respectively (Filonov, 1993). Therefore, the loss of sev- eral parts of these ranges, even as small as i km 2 in diversity associated with a great variety of mountain landscapes is preserved in this relatively small area area, will result in the substantial reduction of the total because of a low degree of anthropogenic impact. This area inhabited by individual animals, and, conse- study is an attempt to estimate the consequences of quently, in the decrease of animal abundance. considerable intensification of human activity planned Further development of mining in the Prepolar
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