The 80th Anniversary of Academician P.L. Gorchakovskii

The 80th Anniversary of Academician P.L. Gorchakovskii Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 31, No. 4, 2000, pp. 291-292. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 4, 2000, pp. 319-320. Original Russian Text Copyright 9 2000. AWARDS In the course of long-term studies, Gorchakovskii and his colleagues described the composition of high- mountain flora, revealed trends in the distribution of plant communities, analyzed their dynamics, and made the classification of high-mountain forests, meadows, tundras, and stone (so-called goltsy) deserts (The Flora 1966). The and Vegetation of the Ural High Mountains, monograph The Plant World of the High-Mountain Urals (1975) is still among the world's best compendi- ums dealing with the regional high-mountain vegetation. In the book Phytoindication of Environmental Condi- tions and Natural Processes in High Mountain Regions (Gorchakovskii and Shiyatov, 1985), the authors described specific features of plants and their commu- nities formed under extreme conditions and laid the theoretical and methodological groundwork for assess- ing parameters of the environment by analyzing the characters of plants and communities formed by them. Gorchakovskii revealed basic stages in the forma- tion of the flora and vegetation in the Urals since the Neogene to the present time, which proceeded under changing environmental conditions. In the monograph Main Problems in the Historical Phytogeography Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

The 80th Anniversary of Academician P.L. Gorchakovskii

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