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Assessment of the Current State of Vegetation Cover in Khentii aimag of Mongolia
- Safronova, I. N., Karimova, T. Yu., Jargalsaikhan, L.
- Arid ecosystems 2018 v.8 no.1 pp. 53-63
- arid zones, carrying capacity, ecosystems, forest steppe, grazing intensity, livestock, rangelands, rivers, vegetation cover, Mongolia
- The steppe and forest–steppe communities of Khentii aimag are classified into ten formations and formation groups. The state of steppe rangeland ecosystems has significantly declined in recent years due to a rapid increase in livestock. The pronounced changes have occurred south of the Kherlen (Kerulen) River, where grazing pressure currently exceeds their carrying capacity.