DISTRIBUTION OF STEPPE MARMOT ON THE RUSSIAN PLAIN IN THE HISTORTICAL PAST: CARTOGRAPHIC REVIEW
Rumiantsev V.Yu. DISTRIBUTION OF STEPPE MARMOT ON THE RUSSIAN PLAIN IN THE HISTORTICAL PAST: CARTOGRAPHIC REVIEW // Arid ecosystems. 2021. V.27. № 4 (88). P. 77-85. | PDF
Changes in distribution of steppe marmot (Marmota bobak Müll.) during the history time always aroused and are of interest to specialists. Available studies give the information about the sites of marmot meetings as lengthy text descriptions that causes difficulties for perception and analysis of material. Solution of this problem is possible using the modern cartographic methods. In present work we generalized the known information about historical distribution of steppe marmot in cartographic form using the actual GIS technologies. The further analysis of results will enable to clarify significantly the details of steppe marmot distribution on the Russian plain during the history period – especially because of natural features of marmot preferred habitats.
Keywords: Steppe marmot, Marmota bobak Müll., Russian plain, sites of historical locations, cartographical methods, GIS technologies.
Acknowledgement. The author is sincerely grateful to V.A. Tatarsky for providing a copy of the map of V.A. Chernaya and for many years of friendly cooperation in the study of marmots. The author is also grateful to D.A. Khitrov and A.A. Golubinsky for effective and fruitful cooperation in processing the materials of the General Survey