Atlas of Russia’s Intact Forest Landscapes
Table of Contents
Introduction, Purpose, Definition and Criteria
Method for Deliniation of Intact Forest Landscapes, Accuracy
Preliminary Identification of Large Intact Forest-dominated Areas and classification of their tree species composition
Results and Conclusion, Next steps
List of Reviewers
Annex 1. Data on Intact Forest Landscapes at the Level of Administrative Region
Annex 2. Data on Forest Area at the Level of Administrative Regions
Tree Species Composition (according to the Forests of the USSR Map, 1990)
Closed Forest Tree Species Composition (apparent areas in Siberia and the Russian Far East)
Map of Administrative Regions of Russia
Key to Map of Administrative Regions of Russia
Atlas of Russia’s Intact Forest Landscapes. - Moscow, 2002
Dmitry Aksenov, Dmitry Dobrynin, Maxim Dubinin, Alexey Egorov, Alexander Isaev, Mikhail Karpachevskiy, Lars Laestadius, Petr Potapov, Andrey Purekhovskiy, Svetlana Turubanova and Alexey Yaroshenko
The following people contributed to the preparation of materials for this book
Organization of field verification and ground data processing and contributing information for thematic interpretation of the degree of disturbance of particular areas:
Selection of satellite imagery, geo-referencing and processing:
Regional coordination of field verification and ground data collection:
Development of software for the ground data database; data entry:
Preparation of topographic and thematic maps:
Borders of federally protected areas:
Reception, selection, primary processing and geo-referencing of satellite images from the scanners MSU-E and MSU-SK of the Russian satellite Resurs-O1 series was performed by the R&D Center ScanEx. On the basis of these images, ScanEx identified vegetation communities associated with large blocks of intact closed forest.
Map design and general layout by Dmitry Aksenov, Ilya Belov.
The English text was scrutinized by Eric Glick.
Main front cover photo: northern forest landscape, Magadan Oblast by Vadim Kantor.
Front cover inset photos (from the top): mountain forest landscape in Northern Ural Mountains, Sverdlovsk Oblast by Alexey Pazhenkov; bogged forest in Karelia by Alexey Morozov; Sangpa River valley, Republic of Altay by P. Kartveli.
Back cover photo: larch tree in Sayany Mountains, Republic of Tuva by Andrey Purekhovskiy.
The work on identification of Russia's intact forest landscapes was supported, in its entirety or in part, by the home furnishing company IKEA, the World Resources Institute, the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Turner Foundation.
The work benefited from software donated by Environmental Systems Research Institute Inc. and ERDAS Inc.