Application of landscape method for examination of ecological state of an agricultural area (the case of Ishim district)

Tyumen State University Herald. Natural Resource Use and Ecology


Bulletin of Tyumen State University. Ecology (№12). 2013

Application of landscape method for examination of ecological state of an agricultural area (the case of Ishim district)

About the authors:

Lidiya N. Vdovyuk, Cand. Geogr. Sci., Associate Professor, Department of Physical Geography and Ecology, Institute of Mathematics, Science and Information Technologies, Tyumen State University
Maria K. Polushina, post-graduate student, Department of Physical Geographyand Ecology, Institute of Earth Sciences, Tyumen State University


The connection between landscape structure, directions of economic use of the land, and ecological situation in the Ishim district has been considered. Methods of ecological mapping are offered. Analysis of ecological status of landscape of the territory has been made. Ecological evaluation of landscape of the area used in agriculture is provided. The evaluation of landscape ecological status of Ishim District’s land evaluation has been conducted by studying landscape differentiation factors, morphological landscape structure features, and the nature of variations influenced by certain branch of agricultural industry. The systematization of Ishim district’s landscapes and the connection of agriculturaland natural areas with certain kind of landscape are studied. The analysis of the land structure according to the landscape type is given. Negative consequences of irrational agricultural land management of Ishim district are listed. The conditions of gullying formation are considered, areas of the biggest gully system development are described. Ecological problems of the area of Ishim District are shown on the map. Recommendations on creating efficient approaches to environmental management are given.


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