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Novosibirsk Islands arctic desert

  • Scientific Code
  • Ecoregion Category
  • Size
    14,200 square miles
  • Status
    Relatively Stable/Intact
  • Habitats


Location and General Description

Biodiversity Features

Current Status

Types and Severity of Threats

Justification of Ecoregion Delineation
This ecoregion is comprised of the islands of arctic tundra which lie between the Laptev and East Siberian Seas. Mapped ecoregion boundaries correspond to the arctic deserts on the Novosibirsk and Liakhovskii Islands in Kurnaev’s (1990) forest map of the USSR.

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

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