Russian Arctic

  • Scientific Code
  • Ecoregion Category
  • Size
    159,100 square miles
  • Status
  • Habitats


Location and General Description

Biodiversity Features

Current Status

Types and Severity of Threats

Justification of Ecoregion Delineation
This west Siberian tundra is bordered by Urals in the west and the Yenisei to the east. Mapped ecoregion boundaries correspond to the montane and lowland tundra in the Yamalagydanskaya vegetation province (Kurnaev 1990).

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Konstantinova, N. A., and A. D. Potemkin. 1996. Liverworts of the Russian Arctic: an annotated check-list and bibliography. Arctoa 6:125–150.

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

Nalivkin, D. V. 1960. The geology of the USSR: A short outline. Pergamon Press. Oxford.

Sekretareva, N. A. 1999. The vascular plants of the Russian Arctic and adjacent territories. Sofia–Moscow.

Sisko, R. K. editor. 1977. Yamalo-Gydanskaya oblast’ [Yamalo-Gydan region] Leningrad. (In Russian).

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