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Ivakina E. V., Osipov S. V. Natural and Artificial Reforestation in the Mining Landscapes of the Russian Far East

technogenic, mining, anthropogenic landscape, vegetation, flora, ecological succession, biological recultivation, Russian Far East


How to cite: Ivakina E. V.1, Osipov S. V.1, 2 Natural and artificial reforestation in the mining landscapes of the Russian Far East // Sibirskij Lesnoj Zurnal (Siberian Journal of Forest Science). 2016. N. 2: 6–21 (in Russian with English abstract).

DOI: 10.15372/SJFS20160201

© Ivakina E. V., Osipov S. V., 2016

The area of technogenic territories in the Russian Far East and Siberia continues to increase. The aim of this article is show the degree of reforestation processes scrutiny in mining landscapes of the Russian Far Eastern region. The results of technogenic landscapes research of the Russian Far East are represented by extensive set of knowledge, accumulated over half a century, and highly of disparate in resent time. They are not extensive as the results of studies of natural landscapes, but have important practical importance. Time of mining influence in the landscapes of the Far Eastern region is relatively small, and makes some decades in most cases. Therefore, the results of most studies belong to early, at least middle stages of ecological successions. Floral features of mining areas are thoroughly characterized. Many papers are devoted to the regularities of self-healing vegetation. Questions of recultivation are considered for each site individually. It is recommended to provide forestry, recreation, sanitation and meliorative restoration that assume different recultivation schemes. The selection of wood species is commonly recommended from the number of native species, because they are better adapted for local growing conditions. Compiled the lists of tree species, most successfully surviving on the dumps. In the presence of fairly extensive scientific literature, detailed studies of the structure and dynamics of disturbed areas are few in number. In particular, the facies structure of technogenic territories have not been studied, the recovery process of vegetation differentiated for different types of habitats were not considered and there are no detailed landscape and geobotanical maps of disturbed areas. Unfortunately, monitoring studies of natural and artificial reforestation are not developed.

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