CAUSE AND EFFECT ANALYSIS OF THE ECOSYSTEM DEGRADATION OF THE BAIKAL BASIN BASED ON LONG-TERM MONITORING IN THE MODEL REFERENCE NETWORK
Bazha S.N., Andreev A.V., Bogdanov E.A., Danzhalova E.V., Drobyshev Yu.I., Petukhov I.A., Rupyshev Yu.A., Ubugunova V.I., Khadbaatar S., Tsyrempilov E.G. CAUSE AND EFFECT ANALYSIS OF THE ECOSYSTEM DEGRADATION OF THE BAIKAL BASIN BASED ON LONG-TERM MONITORING IN THE MODEL REFERENCE NETWORK // Arid ecosystems. 2021. V. 27. № 2 (87). P. 26-32 | PDF
The article outlines the main causes and consequences of the destabilization of ecosystems in the Lake Baikal basin, identified through long-term monitoring. The monitoring is based on a network of model polygons and key sites, established in zones of increased ecological tension, where large-scale mapping is carried out and a complex of landscape and soil-geobotanical studies is carried out. The degree of disturbance of the natural environment of the region is assessed, the main factors of degradation are identified and the nature of degradation processes is established.
Key words: monitoring, ecological mapping, ecosystem degradation, Baikal basin.