|Abstracts on Global Climate Change|
Prognosis of the impact of global climate change on zonal ecosystems of the Volga river basin
RUSSIAN JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY 37:6 391-401
On the basis of the GISS prognostic climatic model, landscape-ecological scenarios concerning the immediate future of the region are considered in the forms of cartographic and analytical models. These scenarios predict a growing thermoarid bioclimatic trend accompanied by a general northward displacement of zonal boundaries, with corresponding acceleration of the biological cycle and increase in the productivity of boreal forests.