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)
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)
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)
The current state of biological diversity and productivity of steppe communities on the chestnut soils of Western Transbaikalia is studied. The communities include plant species of 17 to 20 families. The bases of the communities and their productivity are built by six or seven species, and community diversity is determined by occasional and rare species,(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)
Several studies have documented that regional climate warming and the resulting increase in drought stress have triggered increased tree mortality in semiarid forests with unavoidable impacts on regional and global carbon sequestration. Although climate warming is projected to continue into the future, studies examining long-term resilience of semiarid(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)
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