Boris Tuniyev

Boris Tuniyev
Sochi National Park · Scientific Department

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The regular issue 7(2) of the journal "Nature Conservation Research" (http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/) has been released. It is stored here: http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/journal/40. The cover shows staminate flowers of Baccharis macrophylla (Asteraceae) from the high altitude grasslands in the Itatiaia National Park, Rio de Janeiro, Southeast...
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The special issue 7(Suppl.1) of the journal "Nature Conservation Research" (http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/) has been released: http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/journal/39. This issue is entitled “Biodiversity Informatics for Protected Areas” by containing papers based on biodiversity data management methods and (or) methods for consolidated data...
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The regular issue 7(1) of the journal "Nature Conservation Research" (http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/) has been released. It is stored here: http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/journal/38. The cover shows the male Urothemis edwardsii (Selys, 1849) in the National Park of El Kala, Algeria (Author: Dr. Rassim Khelifa). This issue of the journal "Natur...
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The regular issue 6(4) of the journal "Nature Conservation Research" (http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/) has been released. It is stored here: http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/journal/37. The cover shows the female wolf (Canis lupus Linnaeus, 1758) in the buffer zone of the Daursky State Nature Biosphere Reserve, Russia (Author: Sergey Vysotin). Th...
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The regular issue 6(3) of the journal "Nature Conservation Research" (http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/) has been released. It is stored here: http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/journal/36. The cover shows two male Blood pheasants (Ithaginis cruentus Hardwicke, 1821) on the alpine rocky-cliffs of Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve (India) (Authors: Bi...
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The regular issue 6(2) of the journal "Nature Conservation Research" (http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/) has been released. It is stored here: http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/journal/35. The cover shows cubs of brown bear (Ursus arctos Linnaeus, 1867) feeding by sockeye salmon, South Kamchatka (Photo: PhD Sergey A. Kolchin). This issue of the jour...
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The special issue 6(Suppl.1) of the journal "Nature Conservation Research" (http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/) has been released: http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/journal/33. This issue is entitled "Protected Areas in the Green Belt of Fennoscandia" being devoted to the anniversary of the Kostomuksha State Nature Reserve. The cover shows the wild r...
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The regular issue 6(1) of the journal "Nature Conservation Research" (http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/) has been released today. It is stored here: http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/journal/34. The cover shows Pelias kaznakovi (Nikolsky, 1909) in Sochi National Park (Russia) (Photo: Dr.Sc. Boris S. Tuniyev). This issue of the journal "Nature Conser...
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The present study is the first review of the recent herpetofauna of the Greater Caucasian caves. Also, it is worth noting some phossylous material on amphibians and reptiles (mainly Pleistocene remains) from the caves in this area. The goal of the study is to fill knowledge gaps and to present long-term data on the cave herpetofauna of the Greater...
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The genetic structure of 20 populations of Fagus orientalis Lipsky (oriental beech) from the territory of the Crimea and the Caucasus was studied on the basis of microsatellite polymorphism (SSR – simple sequence repeats). The isolation distance test performed in the GenePop program showed a high correlation of genetic differences and the logarithm...
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Analysis of ploidy and DNA content of Asplenium septentrionale s. l. from the Crimea, the Caucasus and Europe showed the presence of diploid forms. This allowed for the first time to draw a conclusion about the growth of Asplenium caucasicum (Fraser-Jenkins et Lovis) Viane in Europe and Russia, described from Asia. For the first time Asplenium onop...
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This issue of the journal "Nature Conservation Research" contains articles devoted to varous taxonomic groups of plants and animals in Europe, Asia and Africa. It includes research articles devoted to study vascular plants, inveterbrates, mammals, and phenological observations of nature. Some insect groups (Diptera, Hymenoptera) were studied in Pro...
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Timukhin I.N., Tuniyev B.S. Level of relics in high-mountain flora of isolated Fisht-Oshten Massif and Chernomorskaya Chain // Plant Biology and Horticulture: theory, innovation. 2019. № 2(151). Р. 21-29. For the first time the level of relics of the high-mountain flora of the northwestern edge of the highlands of the Caucasus has been established....
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The special issue 5(Suppl.2) of the journal "Nature Conservation Research" (http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/) has been released: http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/journal/31. This issue is entitled "PARASITOLOGICAL STUDIES IN PROTECTED AREAS". The cover shows the brook Da Brout in the Cat Tien National Park, Vietnam (Photo: Irina I. Semenyuk, Russi...
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The special issue 5(Suppl.1) of the journal "Nature Conservation Research" (http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/) has been released: http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/journal/30. This issue is entitled as "ORCHID CONSERVATION". The cover shows Calypso bulbosa L. in spruce-pine forest with a dominant green moss layer (Leningrad region, Russia) (Photo: D...
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Podarcis siculus (Rafinesque-Schmaltz, 1810) or Italian wall lizard is one of the most invasive reptile-species. Recently, this lacertid lizard has been introduced to Mediterranean areas of southern Europe, South-West Asia (Turkey) and North America (USA). An abundant population of P. siculus was discovered on one of the sites of the Natural Ornith...
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For the first time for relic phytocenosis with the participation of Arbutus andrachne L. in Abkhazia, data are provided for the geobotanical characteristics of communities, structure, number, assessment of condition and spatial placement, generative sphere of individuals of all known cenopopulations, as well as considered possible pathways of prokh...
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3 Горный ботанический сад Дагестанского федерального исследовательского центра РАН, ул. М. Гаджиева, 45, г. Махачкала, 367000, Россия 4 Сибирский федеральный университет, пр. Свободный, 79, г. Красноярск, 660041, Россия * Автор для переписки Ключевые слова: видообразование, генетическое разнообразие, микросателлиты, олигоцен, плейстоцен, пли-оцен,...
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For the first time the level of relics of the high-mountain flora of the northwestern edge of the highlands of the Caucasus has been established. The Fisht-Oshten Massif and the Black Sea Chain have a uniquely high level of relics - 51.0% (617 species), with a predominance of Tertiary-relic species - Rt - 41.2% (498 species). The second largest rep...
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The regular issue 4(4) of the journal "Nature Conservation Research" (http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/) has been released today. It is stored here: http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/journal/17. The cover shows Ursus arctos in the Central Forest State Nature Biosphere Reserve (Russia) (photo taken by a camera trap; provided by Sergey S. Ogurtsov). T...
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The regular issue 4(3) of the journal "Nature Conservation Research" (http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/) has been released today. It is stored here: http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/journal/16. The cover shows Cervus elaphus xanthopygus in the State Nature Reserve «Bolshekhekhtsirskiy» (Russia) (photo taken by a camera trap; provided by Dr. Rimma S...
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The special issue 4(Suppl.1) of the journal "Nature Conservation Research" (http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/) has been released today. It is stored here: http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/journal/24. This issue is entitled as "Wildfire management and wildfire impact on biodiversity in Protected Areas". The cover shows evidence of the wildfire in th...
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The special issue 4(Suppl.2) of the journal "Nature Conservation Research" (http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/) has been released today. It is stored here: http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/journal/25. This issue is entitled as "Conservation of equid taxa". The cover shows Przewalski’s horses (Equus ferus przewalskii Poliakov, 1881) in the Pre-Urals...
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A new species of rock lizards of the genus Darevskia Arribas, 1997 – Darevskia aghasyani sp. nov. is described from Urts Ridge in Southern Armenia. This species is characterized by a combination of the following characters: small size L – 49–54 mm, L. cd – 107, Sq – 52–56, Ventr – 26–27, G – 24, P. g. – 32–34, P. fm. – 18–20; it is painted in brown...
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Background: The rat snake genus Elaphe once comprised several dozens of species distributed in temperate through tropical zones of the New and Old World. Based on molecular-genetic analyses in early 2000s, the genus was split into several separate genera, leaving only 15 Palearctic and Oriental species as its members. One of the three species also...
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The regular issue 4(2) of the journal "Nature Conservation Research" (http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/) has been released today. It is stored here: http://ncr-journal.bear-land.org/journal/15. The cover shows Colchicum ancyrense in the Karadag State Nature Reserve (Crimea) (author: Dr. A.V. Fateryga). This issue of the journal "Nature Conservation...
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The Red Data Book of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic is an official publication containing information on the characteristics, distribution, ecological, biological and phytocenotic features, limiting factors and measures for the protection of plant species, fungi and animals, approved by the Government of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic "On the l...
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The potential impact of new invasive tree pests and diseases is usually quantified in economic terms. The ecological and social impacts are less often assessed. Using a comprehensive literature review we assess the potential ecological and social impact of two non-native invasive species (the box tree moth, Cydalima perspectalis and the fungus Calo...
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The article describes the history of the study and data on the biology of the Szczerbak‘s Lizard, Darevskia szczerba ki — the endemic of Russia. The species is listed in the Red Data Book of Krasnodar Krai and is recommended for inclusion in the Red Data Book of Russian Federation. The main reason for this lizard extinction is the construction of c...
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The steppe viper was rediscovered in Georgia after 75 years. A comprehensive analysis of external morphology, altitude gradient in habitats, typology of biotopes and genetic analysis revealed a high degree of similarity of populations of the steppe vipers from Azerbaijan, known as Pelias shemakhensis Tuniyev et al., 2013, and from East Georgia. The...
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ABSTRACT A high morphological specialization is noted for vipers from the isolated populations of the Otlubekli Dağlari Ridge, Zekeriya Village, Ardahan pass, Mt. Ilgar-Dağ (Turkey), Javakheti Plateau (Armenia, Georgia). New forms of shield-head vipers are described from the Turkish Lesser Caucasus and east Turkey: Pelias sakoi sp. nov. (Otlubekli...
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A high morphological specialization is noted for vipers from the isolated populations of the Otlubekli Daglari Ridge, Zekeriya Village, Ardahan pass, Mt. Ilgar-Dag (Turkey), Javakheti Plateau (Armenia, Georgia). New forms of shield-head vipers are described from the Turkish Lesser Caucasus and east Turkey: Pelias sakoi sp. nov. (Otlubekli Daglari R...
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This article provides an overview of 167 alien species of vascular plants of the far south of the Russian Federation. Considered is the distribution of alien species of ecological-altitude belts of the southern macroslope of the western Caucasus, at the interfluve of the rivers Tuapse and Psou and their geographical origin. It shows the predominanc...
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Here we present the age structure of a breeding Caucasian Salamander population from a high-altitude locality (Kazýkbeli Plateau, Kürtün, Gümüþhane; 2213 m a.s.l.). Age structure was analyzed by counting lines of arrested growth (LAG). Endosteal resorption raised difficulties of counting LAGs. Males were found to be average older than females. Rang...
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For the first time we have summarised the results of the study of batraho- and herpetofauna of the Republic of South Ossetia. We present an Annotated List of species as authentically living in the region, as well as ever mentioned for it in literature, field notebooks, museum collections and our own expeditions in South Ossetia. The batrachofauna o...
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An overview of the cases of introduction (both accidental and intentional) of amphibians and reptiles in the Caucasus and Crimea is provided. The introduction cases are systemized in accordance with the goals and ways of introduction and with regards to the expected scale of the impact and its nature. No negative consequences of the introduction of...
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Additional material collected in the type locality of Pelias magnifica (Tuniyev et Ostrovskikh, 2001) expanded the view of the external morphology of the species, including colour polymorphism, preferred habitats, daily activity. It was done a rapid assessment of status of the population. Keywords: Pelias magnifica, a supplement to the morphology,...
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An overview is presented on shield-head vipers of the genus Pelias distributed in the post-Soviet countries of the Caucasian Ecoregion. The assessment presents the current conservation status and recommendations to vipers’ territorial protection.
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Reports on the findings of Ostrya carpinifolia Scop. in two closely located places of South Armenia, Syunik marz, vicinity of pass Tas and Shikahogh Reserve. Both discoveries relate to Zangezur floristic region of the Southern Transcaucasia, according to zoning by A. L. Takhtajan and Yu. L. Menitsky [1]. Discusses the refugia features of the habita...
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In Russia, Lissotriton lantzi was recorded in 178 localities in nine provinces and authonomous republics. This spe-cies also inhabits the Southern Caucasus in the territory of Georgia, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia (57 localities). The Caucasian newt is possibly extinct in Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Turkey. We developed a species distribution model bas...
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The paper discusses the findings of Pelias darevskii (Vedmederja, Orlov et Tuniyev, 1986) on the territory of South Georgia (Javakheti Ridge and Erusheti Mountains and Akhaltsihe Highland). Comparative analysis of edafotops, an altitudinal spread, list of flora and vegetation in the Darevsky’s viper biotopes in Georgia, Armenia and Turkey was done....
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The results of five expeditions (1995, 1996, 2007, 2011, and 2012) to the north-eastern and eastern Turkey are presented. These data were collected from the Pontic (Lazistan) Ridge, Choroch River basin, and the upper flow basins of the Aras River, Kura River, Euphrates River, Tiger River, Dogankent (Kharshit) River, and the Van Lake basin. In total...
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Geographical variability of Darevskia praticola in the Caucasian Isthmus is analyzed. Description of the new sub-species Darevskia praticola loriensis ssp. nov. is given from the Lori Province of Northern Armenia. Possible ways of speciation and radiation of subspecies of Darevskia praticola within the North Caucasus and Transcaucasia are discussed...