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Biogeocenotic principles and methods of environmental restoration of desert pasture ecosystems in Central Asia
- Shamsutdinov, Z. Sh., Shamsutdinov, N. Z.
- Arid ecosystems 2012 v.2 no.3 pp. 139-149
- biodiversity, ecosystems, forage, herbs, pastures, seeds, sowing, Central Asia
- The environmental restoration of wasted biodiversity and productivity of degraded desert pastures of Central Asia is necessary. This study covers the results of long-term studies intended to develop biogeocenotic principles and adaptive methods of the environmental restoration of deserted pastures by sowing a mix of seeds of zonally typical dominant species of fodder subshrubs and perennial sod herbs that ensure fast the restoration of their productivity and botanical diversity. It is shown that the proposed methods are highly efficient both bioenergetically and economically.