Oleg A. Anenkhonov

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Forests around the world are subject to risk of high rates of tree growth decline and increased tree mortality from combinations of climate warming and drought, notably in semi-arid settings. Here, we assess how climate warming has affected tree growth in one of the world's most extensive zones of semi-arid forests, in Inner Asia, a region where lack of(More)
Flowing through Mongolia and Russia, the Selenga River is the main tributary to Lake Baikal, the world’s largest and deepest freshwater lake. The massive wetlands of the Selenga River Delta (SRD) on Lake Baikal perform important functions, including maintaining local and regional biodiversity and improving water quality. However, there exists a paucity of(More)
Using the Braun-Blanquet approach, 7 plant communities of forests and 3 communities of krummholz were distinguished on the Svyatoi Nos Peninsula on the eastern coast of Lake Baikal. Dominant species of these communities areAbies sibirica, Larix sibirica, Pinus sibirica, P. sylvestris, P. pumila andBetula divaricata. The data from Svyatoi Nos were combined(More)
Hemi-boreal forests, which make up the transition from temperate deciduous forests to boreal forests in southern Siberia, have experienced significant warming without any accompanying increase in precipitation during the last 80 years. This climatic change could have a profound impact on tree growth and on the stability of forest ecosystems in this region,(More)
Although remote sensing technology has long been used in wetland inventory and monitoring, the accuracy and detail level of wetland maps derived with moderate resolution imagery and traditional techniques have been limited and often unsatisfactory. We explored and evaluated the utility of a newly launched high-resolution, eight-band satellite system(More)
Parameters characterizing the activity of species in altitudinal zonal elements of the flora have been analyzed in the northern Baikal region. The results provide evidence for the weakening status of xerophilic species in the cenoflora of hemiboreal light coniferous forests of the class Rhytidio-Laricetea, which form the lower part of the forest belt(More)
The medicinal plant Saposhnikovia divaricata (Turcz.) Schischk. [syn. Ledebouriella divaricata (Turcz.) Hiroe] (Apiaceae) inhabits Mongolia, China, Korea, eastern Siberia (Republic of Buryatia, Zabaikalsky Krai) and the Russian Far East (Sakhalin Oblast, Priamurye, Primorye) and has been used for several thousand years in traditional medicine of China,(More)
In the forest-steppe zone, the plant species composition under the forest, especially birch, canopy can be quite similar to that of zonal grasslands. Here we synthesize, for the first time, plant compositional data for forests and grasslands across the entire forest-steppe zone with the aim to address the questions how different are local species pools(More)
The aerial part of Phlojodicarpus sibiricus (Steph. ex Spreng.) Koso-Pol. [1] is widely used in traditional medicine for blood diseases, gastroenteritis, tuberculosis, pneumonia, neurosis, and diphtheria and as an anthelmintic [2–4]. Ferulopsis hystrix (Bunge ex Ledeb.) Pimenov is frequently mentioned in formulations of Mongolian-Tibetan medicine as a(More)
Morphological and physiological characteristics of leaves from plant species collected in steppe communities in the various climatic zones in Eurasia were compared. The changes in leaf structure correlated with the major climatic factors. The mean thickness of leaves increased with increasing mean temperature of July and decreasing mean precipitation, which(More)