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Study of plant communities of ecotopes formed by denudation at cliff
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Paper Abstract

The plant communities of the sea coasts are formed in the specific conditions of the natural environment. Denudation processes on the sea coast have significant impact to the development of cliff vegetation. This paper presents the results of studies of plant communities’ characteristics on the intensively denudated Black Sea coast. There are four main ecotopes marked by the nature of denudation processes and substrate. Seventy seven plant species are detected at the sea cliff of Tuapkhat massif during geobotanical study. July 6, 2012 on the Black Sea coast near Gelendzhik the extreme storm rainfalls took place. Numerous landslides and landfalls were noted on the coast as a result of rain. The most damaged by denudation sites were identified by analyzing of satellite image series (WorldView-2, WorldView-3, GeoEye-1, Pleiades-1). At the second stage, surveys were carried out from the drone, followed by the construction of digital earth models (DEM) and orthophotoplans for test sites. Field geobotanical investigations at the test sites were performed. It is determined that the distribution of landslide cones is irregular. In total the 20 large landslides with a volume more than 100 m3 were noted. In the course of our research, a significant effect of the past natural extreme phenomenon to the plant communities on the coast was noted. After the extreme rainfall, the new ecotope was formed by landslide bodies. This ecotope is characterized by increased species diversity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 2019
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 11174, Seventh International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2019), 111740I (27 June 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2531634
Show Author Affiliations
Marina Krylenko, P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology (Russian Federation)
Sergey Krylenko, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russian Federation)
Viacheslav Krylenko, P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11174:
Seventh International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2019)
Kyriacos Themistocleous; Giorgos Papadavid; Silas Michaelides; Vincent Ambrosia; Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis, Editor(s)

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