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The Fourth International Scientific Conference Ecology and Geography of Plants and Plant Communities

The fourth International Scientific Conference on Ecology and Geography of Plants and Plant Community gathered the specialists for discussions on new data and opinions exchange in composition and structure of the vegetation cover, current dynamics and resistance mechanisms of the plant communities, ecological physiology of plants and flora conservation. The conference was held at the Ural Federal University, and substantial group of the botanists and ecologists from Russia and other countries took part in it. Over 380 participants were registered representing 110 institutions from 70 cities and 7 countries, such as Russia, India, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Conference topics: (1) geography of plants and comparative floristics, (2) geography of plant communities and vegetation classification, (3) plant population ecology and ecological physiology, (4) dynamics and resilience mechanisms of plant communities, and (5) flora conservation. Thus, the conference promoted to combine the efforts of botanists and ecologists in the field of biological diversity, biogeography, and efficient use of natural resources.

Conference date: 16–19 April 2018
Location: Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, Russia 
Editors: A.S. Tretyakova and D.V. Veselkin
Organizers: Ural Federal University, the Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Botanical Garden of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of the Ecology of the Volga river Basin of Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Russian Botanical Society
Sponsor: The Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Project No. 16-04-20603, supported by Act 2011, Government of the Russian Federation, Agreement No. 02.A03.21.0006
Published: 29 October 2018
ISSN: 2413-0877

Table of Contents

The Fourth International Scientific Conference Ecology and Geography of Plants and Plant Communities | pages 56–63

Bush Encroachment of Forest-steppe Landscapes in the Mongolian Part of the Lake Baikal Basin

P D Gunin, S N Bazha, V I Ubugunova, E V Danzhalova, Ch Dugarjav, T G Baskhaeva, Yu I Drobyshev, L A Ivanov, L A Ivanova, S V Migalina, E A Bogdanov