Prokhorov A., Karpun Y. Characteristics of plants distribution in botanical gardens outside the ecological optimum // Principy èkologii. 2012. Vol. 1. № 3. P. 74‒81. DOI: 10.15393/j1.art.2012.1402


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Characteristics of plants distribution in botanical gardens outside the ecological optimum

Prokhorov
   Alexey Anatolievich
Petrozavodsk state university, alpro@onego.ru
Karpun
   Yuriy Nikolaevich
Subtropical botanical garden of Cuban, 05121944@mail.ru
Keywords:
Botanical gardens
climatic factors
plants
introduction
distribution
invasion
evolution
biodiversity conservation
Summary: This article discusses the results of the botanical gardens activity in the introduction and acclimatization of plants appearing: in the distribution of species beyond their natural ecological optimum, in the creation of collections of closely related species capable to spontaneous hybridization, in the formation of sources of invasive species. The role of botanic gardens as anthropogenic centers of evolution and distribution of plants is emphasized.

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Received on: 06 October 2012
Published on: 15 November 2012

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