The Dendrochronological Potential of Some Shrub Species in Mongolian Dry Steppe

Javkhlan Nyamjav, Laboratory of Vegetation Ecology and Plant Resource, Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Ulaanbaatar 210351, Mongolia, Bayarsaikhan Uudus, Byambagerel Suran, Department of Biology, School of Arts and Sciences, National University of Mongolia, 14201, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Laboratory, National University of Mongolia, 14202, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
2020 Mongolian Journal of Biological Sciences  
Shrub expansion has been widely documented in Northern Hemisphere due to the climate change and land use impacts. The fi ndings of some studies show that shrub expansion greatly corresponds with changes in temperature and precipitation in Arctic, whereas studies in Tibetan Plateau show that shrub expansion is more dependent on soil moisture. However, there has not been suffi cient studies of shrub expansion in Central Asia, including our country. We carried out studies on 12 shrub species
more » ... t in Khar Yamaat Natural Reserve Area ( N47.645727, E112.043829) to determine the response of several shrub species to climate factors and disturbances. We were able to distinguish diverse pore arrangements, various growth patterns, climate-growth relationships and fi nally, pointer years were recorded as well. That being the case, shrubs in Mongolia have successfully been proven to have a high dendrochronological potential and it is practicable to apply it for rangeland and ecological assessments. Javkhlan, N. Bayarsaikhan, U. & Byambagerel, S. 2020. The dendrochronological potential of some shrub species in Mongolian dry steppe. Mong. J. Biol. Sci., 18(1): 23 ̶ ̶ 29.
doi:10.22353/mjbs.2020.18.03 fatcat:zyopg3xkprc4ljz63q2e3p3iee