The vegetation dynamics of the Syrdarya Delta has been studied according to its main ecosystem types. The decisive factors in anthropogenic transformation of vegetation are the irrational utilization of water, irrigated agriculture and overgrazing. Aridization of the climate caused by the shrinkage of the Aral Sea speeding up the anthropogenic successions. Vegetation dynamics on all relief positions goes in the direction of halophytization and is chaotic in character. Desertification processes are in progress and expressed in biodiversity loss, convergence of plant communities and simplification of the spatial structure of vegetation cover. Stages of desertification of the meadow vegetation have been shown.
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- Vegetation Dynamics on the Syrdarya Delta and Modern Land Use
Natalia P. Ogar
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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