Ya. Didukh – M. G. Kholodny Institute of Botany of National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kyiv.
The botanical and ecological characteristics of the largest in size and karst plateau (Karabi-jajla), located at altitude of 700-1200 m in the eastern part of Mountainous Crimea has been presented. Based on degree of differentiation in the leading indicators of climatic and edaphic factors, ecological and eco-coenotic profile has been assessed using author’s synphytoindication methods. The synergistic approach was applied for calculation of the spatial distribution of karst funnels and the nature of their functioning and development. It was predicted that the trend in climate change as well as anthropogenic influence (excessive grazing and artificial pine plantations) increase karst erosion.
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