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Preserving a Comprehensive Vegetation Knowledge Base : An Evaluation of Four Historical Soviet Vegetation Maps of the Western Pamirs (Tajikistan)

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Vanselow, Kim André ; Samimi, Cyrus ; Breckle, Siegmar-W.:
Preserving a Comprehensive Vegetation Knowledge Base : An Evaluation of Four Historical Soviet Vegetation Maps of the Western Pamirs (Tajikistan).
In: PLoS One. Bd. 11 (2016) Heft 2 . - e0148930.
ISSN 1932-6203
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0148930

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Abstract

We edited, redrew, and evaluated four unpublished historical vegetation maps of the Western Pamirs (Tajikistan) by the Soviet geobotanist Okmir E. Agakhanjanz. These maps cover an area of 5,188 km2 and date from 1958 to 1960. The purpose of this article is to make the historic vegetation data available to the scientific community and thus preserve a hitherto non available and up to now neglected or forgotten data source with great potential for studies on vegetation and ecosystem response to global change. The original hand-drawn maps were scanned, georeferenced, and digitized and the corresponding land cover class was assigned to each polygon. The partly differing legends were harmonized and plant names updated. Furthermore, a digital elevation model and generalized additive models were used to calculate response curves of the land cover classes and to explore vegetation-topography relationships quantitatively. In total, 2,216 polygons belonging to 13 major land cover classes were included that are characterized by 252 different plant species. As such, the presented maps provide excellent comparison data for studies on vegetation and ecosystem change in an area that is deemed to be an important water tower in Central Asia.

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Publikationsform: Artikel in einer Zeitschrift
Begutachteter Beitrag: Ja
Institutionen der Universität: Fakultäten > Fakultät für Biologie, Chemie und Geowissenschaften > Fachgruppe Geowissenschaften > Professur Klimatologie
Fakultäten > Fakultät für Biologie, Chemie und Geowissenschaften > Fachgruppe Geowissenschaften > Professur Klimatologie > Professur Klimatologie - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Cyrus Samimi
Profilfelder > Advanced Fields > Ökologie und Umweltwissenschaften
Forschungseinrichtungen > Forschungszentren > Bayreuther Zentrum für Ökologie und Umweltforschung - BayCEER
Fakultäten
Fakultäten > Fakultät für Biologie, Chemie und Geowissenschaften
Fakultäten > Fakultät für Biologie, Chemie und Geowissenschaften > Fachgruppe Geowissenschaften
Profilfelder
Profilfelder > Advanced Fields
Forschungseinrichtungen
Forschungseinrichtungen > Forschungszentren
Titel an der UBT entstanden: Ja
Themengebiete aus DDC: 500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik > 500 Naturwissenschaften
500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik > 550 Geowissenschaften, Geologie
500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik > 580 Pflanzen (Botanik)
Eingestellt am: 30 Mai 2016 08:14
Letzte Änderung: 30 Mai 2016 08:14
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/32465