Siberia: Ecology, Diversity and Environmental Impact


Tabitha Robbins (Editor)

Series: Russian Political, Economic, and Security Issues
BISAC: TEC012000

This book discusses the ecology, diversity and environmental impact of Siberia. Chapter One discusses cultural interaction and mutual influence of the civilizations of the Ancient World and the Middle Ages: China, Japan, Korea, Iran, Central Asian nomadic empires, Turkic Khanate, Byzantium, Russian kingdoms, the Ottoman Empire and the Arab Caliphate to Siberia and the Urals. Chapter Two presents issues regarding the current state of soil resources in the world, and focuses on agricultural development of Siberian land within Russia and the world and its hidden productive potential, which in the process of time will have greater economic importance. Chapter Three reviews the impact of recent climate changes and technogenic contamination with fluorides emitted by aluminum smelters on the microbial transformation of carbon, the regimes of functioning, and the state of agroecosystems on gray forest soils (Luvic Greyzemic Phaeozems) in the forest-steppe zone of the Baikal region on the basis of data of the long-term agroecological monitoring. Chapter Four studies the ecological interactions that take place within the vast region of Siberia among the avian reservoir hosts and viral populations, and the environment they utilize. Chapter Five presents the results of hydro-chemical research conducted in the spring of 2013 and end of August of 2014 in the northern part of Western Siberia. Chapter Six presents the results of research on selected terrestrial surface waters in the arctic tundra of Western Siberia conducted during the Spring of 2013, Fall of 2014, and Winter of 2015. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. North-East Eurasia (Siberia) in the Context of World History: New Concepts
Vladislav Kokoulin and Igor Likhomanov (Novosibirsk Higher Military Command School, Russia)

Chapter 2. The Past, Present, and Future of the use of the Agricultural Soils of Siberia
W. Halicki and K. Kita (Faculty of Biology and Environmental Sciences, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, Poland)

Chapter 3. Agroecological Monitoring of the Carbon Transformation in Agroecosystems on Gray Forest Soils of the Baikal Region under Current Climatic Changes and Conditions of Fluoride Pollution
L. V. Pomazkina and Yu. V. Semenova (Siberian Institute of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Irkutsk, Russia)

Chapter 4. Ecology of Avian Influenza Viruses in Siberia
Maria Alessandra De Marco, Kirill Sharshov, Marina Gulyaeva, Mauro Delogu, Lorenzo Ciccarese, Maria Rita Castrucci, Alexander Shestopalov (Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (ISPRA), Ozzano (BO), Italy, and others)

Chapter 5. Assessment of Biogenic Substances of Selected Terrestrial Waters in the Northern Part of Western Siberia: Significance for Ecology and Climate Change
W. Halicki, M. W. Kochanska and S. N. Kirpotin (Faculty of Biology and Environmental Sciences, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, Poland, and others)

Chapter 6. Quality Assessment of Selected Surface Waters of the Arctic Tundra of Western Siberia in the Context of Climate Change
W. Halicki, M.W. Kochanska and S.N. Kirpotin (Faculty of Biology and Environmental Sciences, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, Poland, ul. Dewajtis, Warszawa, Poland, and others)


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