Oimahmad Rahmonov

Oimahmad Rahmonov
University of Silesia in Katowice · Faculty of Natural Sciences, Institute of Earth Sciences

Professor, University of Silesia in Katowice
Soil-vegetation relationships: elemental composition, macro and micronutrients in plant tissues and soil - in succession

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Introduction
Relations between soil and vegetation at various stages of succession under influence of natural and anthropogenic conditions. Elemental flow and geochemical transformation in soil. Juniper forests of Fann Mountains (Western Pamir-Alay): functioning, anthropogenic transformation, ecosystem services, vegetation differentiation, and soil development.
Additional affiliations
November 1998 - February 2021
University of Silesia in Katowice
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Vegetation succession, soil-vegetation link, Academic researcher
Education
September 1988 - October 1990
Tajik State National University
Tajik State National University
Field of study

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Publications (136)
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Staniewska A., Domańska E. (red.), Ekshumacje polityczne: teoria i praktyka, Gdańsk–Lubin: słowo/obraz terytoria, Muzeum Historyczne w Lubinie 2023. Dostępna w przedsprzedaży. ///////////////////////////////// Pierwsza w Polsce publikacja dotycząca ekshumacji politycznych, które zostały ukazane w perspektywie zarówno globalnej, jak i lokalnej, huma...
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The exploitation of mineral resources associated with human mining activities leads to the degradation of both terrestrial and aquatic biocenotic systems. The drastic disturbance of water relations as a result of the relocation of the riverbed of the Biala Przemsza River (southern Poland) for coal and filler sand mining will lead to changes in plan...
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The local community of the Suleiman and Hindukush mountain systems in Pakistan has largely depended on the natural resources of the environment since ancient times. The ecosystem of these regions is under huge pressure due to a lack of awareness and the uncontrolled interference of communal, commercial, security, political, and ecological condition...
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Chelidonic acid (4-oxo-4H-pyran-2,6-dicarboxylic acid) is present in plants of Papaveraceae family, especially in Chelidonium majus. Due to its anticancer, antibacterial, hepatoprotective, and antioxidant properties, it has been used in medical treatments. In this work, the X-ray structure of methanol solvate of chelidonic acid was determined. Laye...
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As an anthropogenic element of urban landscapes, coal heaps undergo changes due to both natural and anthropogenic factors. The aim of this study was to determine the common development of soil under the influence of vegetation succession against a background of environmental conditions. Vegetation changes and soil properties were analysed along a t...
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Sustainable development policy emphasizes, among other things, the role of green areas in urban space. This remark applies in particular to post-industrial and post-mining cities. One of the elements of shaping the sustainable development of post-mining cities is that forests are often anthropogenic forest ecosystems growing in previously mining ar...
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Mining is an important branch of the economy, providing raw materials necessary for the economic and civilization development of the country [...]
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The black locust Robinia pseudoacacia L. is a common species that originated from North America. In Europe, it is an invasive and introduced plant. Due to its low habitat requirements and ecological plasticity, this species colonizes new anthropogenically transformed areas quickly. This study investigated the chemical composition of selected tissue...
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Despite the fact that the Fann Mountains are among the most popular tourist destinations in Tajikistan, they are still in the first stage of tourism development. This represents a great opportunity for the implementation of the principles of sustainable tourism, which will avoid the mistakes associated with the uncontrolled tourism development curr...
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Coal-waste dumps are an integral part of the environment and shape the landscape of coal basins. This study aimed to present an analysis of environmental changes in terms of land use and changes in vegetation on self-heating coal-waste dumps of different ages. Spatial and temporal analyses of land relief and land cover in the area of the investigat...
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Abstract: Post-mining waste from Zn-Pb ore exploitation undergoes processes of spontaneous suc�cession and changes in soil chemical composition. The Zakawie area was industrially transformed by historical mining activity, ore enrichment, and the metallurgical processing of Zn-Pb ore. The subject of the study was to analyse the rate of vegetation su...
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The paper presents soil features and chemical composition in a self-heating coal-waste dump. The investigations were carried out in the Upper Silesian Coal Basin. A fire zone in which the soil temperature exceeded 50°C was selected. Soil analyses were carried out for three grain sizes – d > 1 mm, 0.063 mm < d ≤ 1 mm, and d ≤ 0.063 mm – enabling ide...
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Abstract: Based on the analysis and interpretation of maps, remote sensing data published in the literature, and environmental reconnaissance, this article discusses environmental transformations in the Wojkowice area in southern Poland (up to the year 2020). A comprehensive analysis was carried out concerning spatial development, mining activity,...
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This research was conducted on an area of inland sands characterised by various degrees of overgrowth by vegetation and soil stabilisation. This landscape’s origin is not natural but is connected to human industrial activities dating from early medieval times, which created a powerful centre for mining and metallurgy. This study aims to identify th...
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The indigenous societies of the Fann Mountains were and remain dependent on the resources of the natural environment. The present study aimed at investigating the relationship between mountain communities and the use of ecosystem services that are subject to change due to the influence of social, economic, and political conditions. The study made u...
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The paper presents the impact of thermal processes on the dynamics of changes in vegetation and soil properties in the area of coal-waste dumps where self-heating and self-ignition processes occur. Vegetation analysis involved the determination of species composition, life forms, and synecological affiliation. The mosaic diversity of the granulomet...
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Changes in forest range are caused by human activity in many regions of the world. The aim of this paper is an attempt to determine the impact of pastoral and forest management on changes in forest cover and their fragmentation in the Silesian Beskids (southern Poland) in 1848–2015. Historical maps and landscape metrics were used to study changes i...
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The unique medicinal properties of the Lagochilus species have been utilized over centuries in the folk medicine of Central Asia as a hemostatic, sedative, and recreational intoxicant. Significant pharmacological activities have been documented during the 20th and 21st centuries. The genus still requires detailed examination in order to improve def...
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The study focused on the changes in vegetation and soils on an undeveloped area of coal mine spoil heaps. The process of vegetation changes was evaluated on the basis of historical cartographic materials and fieldwork. Changes of vegetation in nearly 200 years are presented herein. The main purpose of this study is to present an analysis of spatio-...
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On the basis of the analysis and interpretation of maps, published literature, and environmental reconnaissance, this article discusses environmental transformations in the area of the Kuźnica Warężyńska sand mine in southern Poland over the years 1944-2015. A comprehensive ecological analysis was carried out concerning spatial development, mining...
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Ecosystems of city parks are one of the most important refuges of biodiversity in urbanized areas. Recently, naturalists have had an increased interest in floristic diversity in regions that have been drastically modified by human activity, particularly in urban spaces. Investigations were conducted at various levels of the biological organization,...
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The article presents an analysis of directions of internal and international migrations undertaken by Polish pensioners. A typology of migration directions is proposed. We use the method of a table of signs to define five major types of pensioner migrations. We show the variability of these types over time, from the Type J (moderately mobile, consi...
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Saccharides are common constituents of soils, but their role and origin in the initial phases of pedogenesis remain unclear. Here we show the detailed composition of neutral sugars extracted from arenosols at different development stages, combined with additional lipids of diverse origins using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC–MS). During t...
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The work focuses on analyzing and reason of occurrences of rare and protected species by European and Polish low. These species are growing in the areas of former sand exploitations quarry and have different ecological requirements. The origin of such quarries is strictly connected strictly connection with development of coal mining in the Silesian...
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This study focuses on the concentration of trace-, microelement- and organic components in initial horizons of sandy soil (Arenosole) and of the tissues of Corynephorus canescens, a pioneer species typical of unstable environments that initiates pedogenic processes by enriching poor quartz sand in organic- and mineral matter from its own tissues. S...
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Environmental and recreational-tourist functions of small anthropogenic water reservoirs in the post-technogenic landscapes. The object of the investigation is a small water reservoir Zielona located in the northern part of the Silesian Upland. This region until recently was one of the most industrialized areas of Poland. Reservoir Zielona origin...
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On the example of small reservoirs in the basin of the right tributary of the Oder examined the ecological functions of anthropogenic water bodies in the post-technogenic landscapes of the Silesian Upland (southern Poland). The main stages of hydrotechnical works in the valley of the river at the place of the developed quarry, the tendencies of mod...
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Work on landscape diversification resulting from the European Landscape Convention obliges European countries to identify and assess the state of their landscapes. The aim of this article is to test a new method of landscape profiling, enabling measurement of the extent of anthropogenic transformation of a landscape and indication of zones of lands...
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This study focuses on the concentrations of trace elements and macroelements in soils, leaves, stems, rhizome and seed of Reynoutria japonica in 5 urban parks with different levels of disturbance (high, medium, low). The sampling locations within each park were chosen along river banks or forest edges. The soil samples were taken only in the humus...
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Although population ageing is progressing, seniors migrate with increasing frequency. This paper explores the question why Polish pensioners decide to migrate, as existing research has not provided satisfactory explanations. Reasons for migrations were determined on the basis of pensioners' answers to a questionnaire survey. The results show that m...
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A palynological analysis was made of the paleosoil (less than 20 cm in thickness) of the age of 4110 ± 110 BP which had formed on the top of river sediments and was subsequently covered with aeolian sands (3.6 m thick) of the so–called Bledow Desert. The results of the palynological analysis indicate: (1) the dominant role of pollen from lime (Tili...
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Considering the general typology of landscapes, winery landscapes are a subtype of agricultural landscapes. A winery landscape is an area in which the dominant land use or indigenous vegetation consists of extensive grapevine crops, that is, vineyards and/or areas covered by wild grapevines; where a specific wine culture has evolved, or grapes cons...
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We are reporting the first dendrochronological dating of timber from Tajikistan. Thirty samples were collected from two old buildings from a village located in the western Pamir-Alay; eight cores were taken from temple. Most of the construction wood was juniper species. The object chronologies crossdated well with the previously published chronolog...
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20 cм) возраста 4110 ± 110 л. н. BP, которая сформировалась в кровле речных отложений, а затем была перекрыта эоловыми песками (мощность 3,6 м) Блендовской пустыни. Результаты палинологического анализа указывают на доминирующую среди деревьев роль липы, а также клена, вересковых и на возрастание к верху почвенного профиля доли растений (в том числе...
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Landscape changes in the Carpathians are related to centuries of human activity , which can be regarded as the key component of global change. Changes in mountainous regions are mainly caused by agriculture, urbanization, forest cutting for production and land abandonment. This paper aimed to assess the impact of natural and historical-cultural fac...
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The study analyses physiogeographical factors of the Zeravshan Range as a basis for environmental and habitat diversity. They provided the background for considering conditions for the functioning of juniper forest ecosystems and their role in maintaining biodiversity especially of of endemic species. The uniqueness of these ecosystems also relies...
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The paper presents the varied presence of nitrates and phosphates in water from caves located in Częstochowa and Kraków, in urban, strongly anthropogenic conditions, representing the vadose zone of the fissure-karstic-porous massif of Upper Jurassic limestones. Hydrochemical research was carried out by the authors in the Cave on the Stone in Często...
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Rich ancient societies of central Asia developed on the basis of trade between East and West; their existence was dependent on natural resources that favoured agriculture. The branches of the Silk Road in central Asia clearly coincide with loess areas, where many settlements were erected based on the presence of fertile loess soil and water. The ai...
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The paper presents a range of research carried out for the biology and medicine, including health care, using the geospatial technologies, which are documented in GIS repository of scientific achievements of Polish-Croatian cooperation in the field of geographic information systems (GIS). The resultant body of work includes, scientific publications...
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The aim of this work is to present the diversity of flora in terms of ecological requirements. The research was conducted in the area of two urban parks in the area of two cities in southern Poland: Bedzin and Czeladz. These parks were established in different historical periods, and were planned (and are managed) differently. The results of the in...
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Coal exploitation has produced a huge amount of mining waste whose considerable part is being piled on the waste dumps. The analysis was carried out in the area of Ruda Slaska city. The waste dumps are located within the city limits. The spontaneous processes of succession can thus help to manage such urban landscapes in compliance with the princip...
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Detailed analyses were conducted of human impact on juniper forest landscapes occurring within the Zarafshan Range (Pamir-Alay). Juniperus seravschanica and J. semiglobosa belong to forest-forming species in Central Asia. At present, juniper forests all over Tajikistan are seriously threatened as a result of excessive logging and cattle grazing. Th...
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Millennial long tree-ring records are crucial for better understanding temperature and hydroclimatic variability over the globe. Juniper is one of particularly long-lived species, which can provide more than a thousand-year record, especially in Central Asia. However, there is a lack of dendrochronological series from the Pamir Mountains. Here we r...
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On the basis of the topographic maps from 1933, 1951 and 1962 (sc 1:10 000, 1:25 000 and 1:100 000, respectively) and the satellite image from 2014 (sc 1:10 000), we determined changes in the channel of the small Brynica river (Southern Poland) as well as in the land-use pattern along this river valley after its melioration. Terrain regulation and...
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Juniper woodland landscapes in the Fann Mountains (Tajikistan, Central Asia) are degraded as a result of mass felling for economic use. This causes erosion and changes the chemistry of the soil environment, which leads to the landscape degradation. Particular attention is paid to the change of mountain juniper forests, which is a consequence of soi...
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The paper presents a diversity of soil types and hydrological relationships within the catchment of Potok Błędowski located in the central part of the Mitręga basin (South Poland). Basin was formed in the low resistance clay layer from upper Triassic and lower Jurassic period. The clay deposits are present in the most of the region on the surface o...
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Research to evaluate the role of the soil algae in the initiation of pedogenesis in sandy areas and to establish the mineral, chemical and organic composition of soil-algal crusts was done. The investigations area is located in southern Poland in a landscape of drift sand (Bledowska Desert) formed as a result of medieval deforestation related to Ag...
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Research to evaluate the role of the soil algae in the initiation of pedogenesis in sandy areas and to establish the mineral, chemical and organic composition of soil-algal crusts was done. The investigations area is located in southern Poland in a landscape of drift sand (Bledowska Desert) formed as a result of medieval deforestation related to Ag...
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Abstract Migration and concentration of heavy metals in infiltration waters within unsaturated and saturated zones of a carbonate massif result from their mobility as well as anthropopression. The purpose of this project, carried out in 1995-2005, was to observe changes in the chemical composition of infiltration waters, especially Sr, Ba, Fe, Mn,...
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The paper presents a range of research carried out for the marine sciences using the GIS applications, which are documented scientific achievements of twenty years of Croatian-Polish cooperation in the field of geographic information systems. The resultant body of work includes, inter alia, scientific publications that are the effect of twenty inte...
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Roots of plants are coated with minerals coming from flotation tails regardless of site of sample collecting. Sulfates and some carbonates crystallize in depressions of the root tissue what testifies chemical activity of the minerals in time as short as vegetation season. Consequently, mineral grains fill numerous pockets and cavities on root surfa...
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The Błędów Desert is regarded as a great natural singularity, not only on a domestic, but also on a European scale. Until recently it was the largest blow sands area in Poland and the largest continuous, inland dune sand area in Central Europe with interesting landforms resembling the sandy desert landscape, numerous rare and protected species of f...
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Abstract—Morphological and chemical features of cemetery soils (Necrosols and undisturbed cemetery soils) have been studied with Northern Poland as an example. Special attention has been given to the contents of the total phosphorus (as an indicator of the anthropogenic impact); the organic carbon; the total nitrogen; the calcium carbonate; and the...
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Abstract The papers concerns the problem of the development and functioning of the alder ecosystem (Fraxino-Alnetum) forming along the anthropogenic watercourse in the area of the city of Zabrze (Silesian Upland, southern Poland). The vegetation community develops on the habitat of highly contaminated with heavy metals. The investigated riparian al...
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Tree-rings are an excellent proxy data source in the areas where meteorological records are incomplete or rare. Traditionally, dendrochronological research has been limite d t o the f o rest area s. I n recent yea rs, in tere st ha s increa sed in dendrochronological studies of shrubs and dwarf shrubs, especially in regions where trees are not a do...
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We examine the richness and diversity of the flora of the Zarafshan Range in Tajikistan by using endemic species as an example. We determined the character and type of ecosystems, and the presence of endemics in a particular biotope. A potential threat to the unique ecosystems is brought by the cutting down of shrubs and juniper vegetation, unautho...
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We examine the richness and diversity of the flora of the Zarafshan Range in Tajikistan by using endemic species as an example. We determined the character and type of ecosystems, and the presence of endemics in a particular biotope. A potential threat to the unique ecosystems is brought by the cutting down of shrubs and juniper vegetation, unautho...
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Abstract: The study was conducted on six sites that are dominated by Japanese knotweed (Reynoutria japonica) and that vary in the level of industrialization and habitat transformation by humans. The aim of the research was to investigate the chemical-physical features of soil under a closed and dense canopy of R. japonica, the chemical composition...
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The studies of climate variability over centuries requires long and reliable measurement series, which for most mountain areas also in the region of Central Asia, are few and rarely extend beyond the last century. In climate reconstructions of the remote mountain ranges proxy data are therefore of great importance. Area of the western Pamir-Alay re...