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Contemporary Problems of Ecology

2006 year, number 2

Composition and Spatial Variability of the Structure of Taiga-Steppe Communities of the West Bank of the Lake Baikal

A. P. Sizykh


Peculiarities of the structure of plant communities formed under the conditions of contact of taiga and steppes of the west bank of the Lake Baikal are discovered in the work. The high contrast of natural conditions of this part of the Baikal region contributes to formation of plant communities varying with respect to species and cenotic composition and forming a transitional zone  between light coniferous forests and steppes that have an extrazon