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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B52/S20.034

EVALUATION OF LANDSCAPE-ECOLOGICAL PARAMETERS OF STEPPE GEOSYSTEMS FOR REGULATION OF RECREATIONAL IMPACT

S. Kirillov,S. Kanischev, A. Kholodenko, D. Solodovnikov
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-18-6 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 2, 251-258 pp

ABSTRACT
The recreational pressure for regional protected areas is determined by two principal factors: intensity of external anthropogenic impacts and character of geosystem reactions to various recreational impacts which depend on their environmental sustainability. Evaluation of endogenous factors is a priority for regulations of recreational pressure. Landscape-ecological approach was used to allocate the integral indicator of stability estimation of recreational areas. The role and the critical values of landscape and ecological parameters of geosystems of regional protected areas were considered with regard to the natural parks "Scherbakovsky", "Donskoy" and "Eltonsky" in the Volgograd region of Russia. These parks, on the one hand, are characterized by high potential and demand for recreation and, on the other hand, their territory representatively reflects zonal spectrum of various types of steppe landscapes, including different variations and combinations. A result of research is represented by a matrix containing typical degradation factors for various types of steppe geosystems, which is based on the list of critical parameters and their combinations that reduce natural resistance to recreational pressure. The result can be used to develop standards for recreational impact in the regional natural parks throughout the steppe zone of Russia.

Keywords: natural parks, landscape-ecological parameters, recreational pressure,
steppe geosystems, Russia