Publishing House SB RAS:

Publishing House SB RAS:

Address of the Publishing House SB RAS:
Morskoy pr. 2, 630090 Novosibirsk, Russia

Advanced Search

Contemporary Problems of Ecology

2010 year, number 2

Ecological Conditions and Their Role in the Formation of Primary Succession in Postsolifluction Areas

S. G. Prokushkin, V. G. Shkikunov, T. N. Bugaenko
Keywords: postsolifluction areas, primary succession, cryolithic zone, Central Evenkia
Pages: 249-261


Ecological conditions in solifluction areas that are widespread in the cryolitic zone of Central Evenkia are investigated. Essential changes of microhabitat in some solifluction "microecosystems" are recorded. They are sharply different from microhabitat in the reference stand. These new ecological conditions result in changes of plant species composition and its diversity. However, no essential differences among ecological groups with respect to hydrothermal and trophic conditions were revealed.