Results of work package I
Batchuluun B., Wunderlich J., Schmitt M. (2020): Diversity of beetles (Coleoptera) in natural and planted saxaul forests (Haloxylon ammodendron) in the South Gobi Desert, Mongolia. ZooKeys 1000, P. 59-70.
Bayartungalag B., Lkamjav O., Batsaikhan G., Batsaikhan N., and Norovsuren, B. (2020): Carbon stock estimation using remote sensing data and field measurement in haloxylon ammodendron dominant winter cold desert region of Mongolia. ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens Inf.Sci., Vol. 3, P. 9-17.
Dimeyeva, L.A., Salmukhanbetova, Z.K., Malakhov, D.V., Wunderlich, J. (2022): Rangeland diversity as a forage resource for wild ungulates in the Barsa Kelmes Nature Reserve (Kazakhstan). Applied Ecology and Environmental Research 20(4), P. 2931-2962.
Gritsina M., Marmazinskaya N., Mardonova L., Mitropolsky M. (2021): The Saigachy Reserve in Uzbekistan as a case study of the introduction of a fauna and flora monitoring system. Saiga News, Vol. 26, P. 24-26.
Manthey M., Welscher C., Wunderlich J., Murzakhanov R., Sklyarenko S., Gritsina M., Karryeva S., Pavlenko A., Nishanov N. (2020): Cold Winter Deserts of Central Asia (Turan). Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Elsevier.
Nuridzhanov D.A. (2019): Ergebnisse herpetologischer Untersuchungen im südlichen und zentralen Teil des Ustyurt-Plateaus und des Sarykamysch-Beckens (Republik Usbekistan) / D.A. Nuridzhanov, T.V. Abduraupov, M.A. Gritsyna // Vestnik Staatliche Universität Tjumen. Ökologie und Naturnutzung, Band 5. № 1. [RUS]
Pestov M.V., Dieterich T., Terentyev V.A., Nurmuhambetov Z.E., Muhashov A.T., Denisov D.A. (2018): Problems and solutions regarding the border fence that mitigates the migration of ungulates on the territory of the Mangystau Oblast of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Selevinia, Vol. 26, P. 92-98. [RUS]
Smelansky I.E., Tomilenko A.A., Barashkova A.N., Yakovlev A.A., Krivopalova A.Yu., Pestov M.V., Terentiev V.A. (2020): New Data on Distribution and Population Number of Large Raptors in Northern Usturt Within Atyrau Province, Kazakhstan. Raptors Conservation, Vol. 20, P. 82-102.
Ten A. & Soldatov V. (2019): The Practice of Identifying a Nesting Biotope for Raptors in the Central Part of the Kyzylkum Desert Using the GIS Technology. Predators and their protection, Vol. 39, P. 34-42.
Digitization of literature on cold winter deserts
Selected articles of the journal "Problems of desert development" (Turkmenistan)
Journal “Izvestiya” of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR Turkmenistan
Further results of different activities
Development of target-specific communication material for integrated, sustainable natural resource management and nature conservation
Info poster on biodiversity in Ustyurt and Pre-Aral region
Development of exemplary biodiversity monitoring concepts for cold winter deserts
Monitoring of key species of deserts of Turkmenistan/characteristics (Flyer)
Biodiversity expeditions to update baseline data of populations and distribution as well as trends of endemic species
Nurijanov D.A.: Results of herpetological studies in the southern and central parts of the Ustyurt plateau and the Sarykamysh basin (Republic of Uzbekistan) / D.A. Nurijanov, T.V. Abduraupov, M.A. Gritsyna // Vestnik Tyumen State University. Ecology and nature use. 2019. Volume 5.
- Report of the biodiversity expeditions to South Ustyurt 2017-2019 (in Russian)
- Report of the expedition to discover Persian Leopard in Ustyurt (2018) (in Russian)
- Report of the expedition to South Ustyurt and Mangischlak 2017 (in Russian)
Pestov, M.V., Dieterich, T., Terentyev, V.A., Nurmuhambetov, Z.E., Muhashov, A.T. & D.A. Denisov: Problems and solutions regarding the border fence that mitigates the migration of ungulates on the territory of the Mangystau Oblast of the Republic of Kazakhstan. [In Russian: Проблема пограничных проволочных заграждений, препятствующих миграциям копытных животных, на территории Мангистауской области Республики Казахстан и пути её решения]. In: Selevinia (2018), Vol. 26, p. 92-98
Biodiversity expeditions to the State Nature Reserves “Repetek” and “Bereketli Garagum” (April 2019)
- Report 1 of the geobotanical expedition (in Russian)
- Report 2 of the geobotanical expedition (in Russian)
- Report of the ornithological expedition (in Russian)
- Report of the herpetological expedition (in Russian)
- Geological report (in Russian)
Biodiversity expeditions to the State Nature Reserve “Kaplankyr”
- Report of the botanical expedition (in Russian)
- Report of the herpetological expedition (in Russian)
- List of the avifauna (in Russian)
- Article in the Online-Journal “Turkmenistan – Golden Age” on the biodiversity expedition to the Zakaznik “Sarykamysh” (in Russian)
- Article in the Online-Journal “Turkmenistan – Golden Age” on the biodiversity expedition to Kaplankyr (in Russian)
Ornithological expedition to the protected area “Eradzhi” (Januar 2020)
- Number of wintering birds, survey data and pictures (in Russian)
- List of the avifauna of “Eradzhi” and “Repetek” (in Russian)
- Article in the Online-Journal “Turkmenistan – Golden Age” on the biodiversity expedition to Eradzhi (in Russian)
Geobotanical Expeditions to the protected area “Eradzhi” (July 2022)
- Report of the geobotanical expedition to the Repetek State Nature Reserve (in Russian)
- Assessment of the large Saxaul grove and other areas of the Repetek State Nature Reserve (in Russian)
- Map of water wells in Repetek and Eradzhi State Nature Reserve (in Russian)
Preparation of a spatial analysis of conservation potential in cold winter deserts of Central Asia
Exemplary valuation of natural resource assets and ecosystem services in cold winter deserts in Uzbekistan
Exemplary valuation of natural resource assets and ecosystem services
Despite harsh climatic conditions that prevail over the cold winter deserts of Central Asia, there are numerous benefits derived from these deserts that are crucial for livelihoods of the population living there. These benefits are derived in form of various ecosystem services from the cold winter deserts.
This study was conducted under the Central Asia Desert Initiative (CADI) project, aimed at conservation and adaptive use of cold winter deserts in Central Asia. The objective of the study in Uzbekistan was to assess the value of natural resource assets and ecosystem services (ES) to proximate communities to create awareness of desert ecosystem’s importance (i.e., how natural resources and ES services or lack of them impact the quality of life for community stakeholders, particularly those reliant upon forest and rangelands for their livelihoods).