(A review) Vegetation and biotopes of the National Park “Narochansky” with the Map of terrestrial vegetation (S. 1 : 60 000) and the Map of biotopes (S. 1 : 60 000)


E. A. Volkova


DOI: https://doi.org/10.31111/geobotmap/2019.68


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A monograph “Vegetation and biotopes of the “Narochansky” National Park was published in Minsk, Belarus in 2017, edited by A. V. Pugachevsky (Grummo et al., 2017). It includes the Map of terrestrial vegetation (S. 1 : 60 000) and the Map of biotopes (S. 1 : 60 000). Some small-scale maps such as the Map of changes in forest cover of the “Narochansky” National Park for the period 1985–2016, the Map of forest loss in the “Narochansky” National Park for the period 1985–2016 and a series of inventory and analytical maps on the basin of the Naroch Lake are given. This monograph can be considered as a small regional Atlas with detailed explanatory texts to the maps. It presents the experience on vegetation mapping accumulated in the Laboratory of Geobotany and Vegetation mapping of the Institute of Experimental Botany of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.

Despite some critical comments, mainly concerning the biotope map, this publication of Belarusian geobotanists deserves an approval. They received the full answers to the questions posed: “What do we protect?” and “What is a current state of the vegetation of the National Park and the main trends of its dynamics? Cartographic design is made at a high level; the maps have both scientific and practical importance in the planning of environmental and economic activities.


Key words: review, vegetation map, map of habitats, the National Park “Narochansky”, Belarus


Section: Reviews and information


How to cite

Volkova E. A. 2019. (A review) Vegetation and biotopes of the National Park “Narochansky” with the Map of terrestrial vegetation (S. 1 : 60 000) and the Map of biotopes (S. 1 : 60 000) // Geobotanical mapping 2019. St. Petersburg. P. 68–72. https://doi.org/10.31111/geobotmap/2019.68


Received May 15 2019


References

Grummo D. G., Tsvirko R. V., Kulikova E. Ya., Zelenkevich N. A., Moyseychik E. V., Rusetskiy S. G., Zhilinskiy D. Yu., Ermolenkova G. V., Romanova M. L., Voznyachuk N. L., Puchilo A. V., Shustova S. Yu., Novik S. A., Sozinov O. V. 2017. Rastitelnost i biotopy natsionalnogo parka «Narochanskiy» s kartoy nazemnoy rastitelnosti (M 1 : 60 000) i kartoy biotopov (M 1 : 60 000). [Vegetation and biotopes of the National Park “Narochansky” with the Map of terrestrial vegetation (S. 1 : 60 000) and the Map of biotopes (S. 1 : 60 000). 2017]. Minsk. 82 p. (In Russian).