ISSN 1067-4136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2009, Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 65–67. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2009. Original Russian Text © F.A. Tembotova, N.L. Tsepkova, 2009, published in Ekologiya, 2009, No. 1, pp. 70–72. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS On the Problem of Steppe Ecosystem Conservation in the Central Caucasus F. A. Tembotova and N. L. Tsepkova Institute of the Ecology of Mountain Areas, Kabardino-Balkar Scientiﬁc Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. I. Armand 37a, Nalchik, 360000 Russia; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Received September 26, 2006 DOI: 10.1134/S1067413609010111 Key words: the Caucasus, steppe ecosystems, Arik Ridge, nature reserve. The steppe biomes of Russia are endangered, and a nature reserve as the most effective type of SPNAs remaining steppe ecosystems have degraded to differ- with regard to protection of ecosystems and their com- ent extents under the impact of human activities. The ponents. main destructive factor is extensive agriculture, which Basic criteria for identifying areas of nature-conser- cannot be proﬁtable without expansion to new areas. vation signiﬁcance are the systems of parameters char- The Caucasus as a whole and particularly the Northern acterizing the state of botanical and zoological objects. Caucasus, one of the most densely populated regions of In the former case, these
Russian Journal of Ecology – Springer Journals
Published: Jan 8, 2009
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud