Analysis of the peculiarities of the expansion of invasive plant species in the south-west of the middle Russian Highland (Russia, The Belgorod Region)
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Eurasian Journal of Biosciences, 2019 - Volume 13 Issue 2, pp. 1013-1016
  • Published Online: 05 Aug 2019
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The study of the characteristics of the expansion of groups of invasion species in various types of natural and anthropogenic habitats of the south-west of the Central Russian Highland (Russia, the Belgorod region) by traditional and statistical methods has allowed to expose the features of selective colonization by plants of different ecotopes. The application of cluster analysis of correlation matrices obtained on the basis of Jaccard’s coefficients provide the differentiation of three groups of species (clusters) that are characteristic of steppe, forest and anthropogenic areas. In the group of plants of steppe ecotopes, the group of invasive species that have intruded into communities that form in chalk habitat areas is somewhat separate. The groups of plants colonizing the steppe habitats turned out to be the most dispersed. The paper presents the data related to the structure of invasive species in various ecotopes and the analysis of plants by categories: mono-, oligo-, polychores.


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