Novosibirsk Islands arctic desert
14,200 square miles
Location and General Description
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