Changes in the species composition of plants under the influence of human activities in the shrub-grassland belt, Zailiysky Alatau
AbstractNature of Zailiysky Alatau is unique and inimitable. It was first investigated by P.P. Semenov-Tien Shan in 1867, and the most complete description of the vegetation was later done by the following academicians, N.V. Pavlov in 1940 and 1948 (Pavlov 1948), M.G. Popov in 1940, N.I. Rubtsov in 1950, and B.A. Bykov in 1950 (Bykov 1980). Due to urbanization, the once lush and rich vegetation of Zailiysky Alatau has been inexorably decreasing in recent decades (Arystanbekova et al. 1975). The impact of human activities on the change in the floristic composition of plant shrub-forb zone of Zailiysky Alatau at the height of 1,300 m above sea level was conducted during the period of 2000 - 2010 together with the Horticulture Department of Kazakh State Agrarian University. The aim of our observations was to assess a variation in the species composition of plants as a result of human activities.
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