Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 31, No. 6, 2000, pp. 439–441. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 6, 2000, pp. 473–475. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2000 by Khasanova, Abramova. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Prospects for Restoring the Biodiversity of Steppe Vegetation: Sowing of Perennial Grasses G. R. Khasanova and L. M. Abramova Bashkir State University, ul. Frunze 32, Ufa, 450074 Russia Received March 15, 1999 Key words: progressive succession, ﬁelds of perennial grasses, biodiversity, steppes, syntaxonomy, synan- thropic vegetation In the past, steppes occupied vast areas in the Preu- Using the standard method, we made approximately ral and Transural regions of Bashkortostan. Today, they 100 geobotanical descriptions of vegetation in the ﬁelds remain only in those mountain and hilly landscapes that under perennial grasses of different age (1–13 years) in were impossible to transform into arable lands. All 10 · 10-m test plots. To study the course of progressive these circumstances raise the problem of restoring the succession, the descriptions were subdivided into three biodiversity of the steppes. age classes: (I) 1–3 years, (II) 4–10 years, and (III) more than 10 years. The total coverage of the community, There are various possible approaches to this prob- including that of cultivated dominants, and
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