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Eastern Asia: Eastern Russia

  • Scientific Code
    (PA0443)
  • Ecoregion Category
    Palearctic
  • Size
    76,200 square miles
  • Status
    Vulnerable
  • Habitats

Description


Location and General Description

Biodiversity Features

Current Status

Types and Severity of Threats

Justification of Ecoregion Delineation
These forests are the most biologically diverse in all of northern Asia. The boundary is based on the southern subzone of polydominant-thermophylic forests in the Okhotsk-Manchurian province in Kurnaev’s (1990) forest map of the USSR. The ecoregion does not include the area south of Lake Khanka since this area represents a lower, flatter terrain that hosts a number of species that are absent in the adjacent uplands. The line separating this region from the Khanka Lowland was adapted from Isachenko’s (1988) Landscapes of the USSR.

References
Bocharnikov V.N. et al. Russian Far East Ecoregion: Biodiversity assessment. Vladivostok, 2001.

Bogatov, V. V., D. Y. Miquell, V. A. Rosenberg, R. A. Voronov, S. M. Krasnopeev, and T. Merill 2000. Biodiversity conservation strategy for Sikhote-Alin. Vladivostok.

Gvozdetskii, N. A., and N. I. Mikhailov. 1987. Geography of the SSSR. Aziatskaya Part. Physical geography of the USSR. Asian part. Vyshaya shcola, Moscow.

Isachenko, A. G. 1988. The landscapes of the USSR. GYGK, Moscow.

Kolesnikov, B. P. 1956. Coniferous forests of the Far East. Moscow.

Kurentsov, ?. I. 1969. On zoogeographic zoning of the Far East. Pages 27-43 in Biological resources of the Far East. The USSR Academy of Sciences, ?oscow.

Kurnaev, S. 1990. Forest regionalization of the USSR (1:16,000,000). Department of Geodesy and Cartography, Moscow.

Nikolskaya, V. V. 1981. Fizicheskaya Geografiya Dalnego. Physical geography of the Far East. Vostoka, Moskva. "Visshaya shcola".

Primorsky Krai. Vegetation. Retrieved from: http://www.fegi.ru/PRIMORYE/index.htm

Solovyov, K. P. 1958. Forestry in Broadleaf and Coniferous Forests of the Far East. Khabarovsk.

Vasilyev, N. G. Ash and Elm Forests of the Soviet Far East. Moscow.

Zabelina, N. M., L. S. Isaeva-Petrova, L. V. Kuleshova. 1998. Zapovedniki i natsional’nye parki Rossii. [Zapovedniks and national parks in Russia]. LOGATA, Moskva.

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