Die faszinierende Botanik auf Kamtschatka

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Vladimir Bury aus Weißrussland ist Botaniker und einer der wenigen Wissenschaftler, die die Botanik auf der russischen Halbinsel Kamtschatka erforschen. Er hat dabei auch schon neue Arten entdeckt! Im Folgenden beschreibt er seine Arbeit:

Central Kamchatka and the surroundings of the Ichinsky volcano, like many other areas of this great peninsula, is area with difficult access. It is also a white spot for scientists from almost all fields. This area is away from popular tourist destinations. It is easier to meet black-capped marmots, bears or mountain sheep, and only local reindeer herders or their camp sites usually can be met along the route.

My first acquaintance with Kamchatka began in 2011. I came as a volunteer to Bystrinsky Nature Park after graduating with a master’s degree in botany. The first acquaintance led to the fact that in 2013 I returned to the peninsula and began investigate the local flora. New flora data are relevant for a number of reasons:
– for allocation and preservation of especially valuable areas of this territory;
– to locate rare and new species of plants;
– for monitoring the state of the natural environment of this territory;
– for planning touristic routes and many else.

Great part of the field work in this region is related with long autonomous expeditions and examination of areas not previously studied by botanists. At the result of the research it is possible to discover new plant findings for the nature park and even new findings for Kamchatka Peninsula.

The flora of the peninsula is not as rich as, for example, the flora of the more southern regions, and especially tropical countries. There are only about 1300 different plant species in Kamchatka and only about 800 in central region, but even in such a poor territory during the expeditions, new plant species have been located and described.
The area of the nature park on which I work is 1 325 000 ha! Currently there are no other botanists who work on this territory annually, so many more researchers will study this area for many decades.

Mehr zu seiner Forschung und seinen Publikationen findest du auf ResearchGate.

Vladimir wird auch 2020 wieder nach Kamtschatka aufbrechen und zwar gemeinsam mit der Kamtschatka-Expedition von FernWind im August. Du willst ihn kennen lernen, seine Forschung unterstützen und dabei sein, wenn er nach neuen Arten Ausschau hält? Es gibt noch Plätze für die Expedition! Hier findest du mehr Infos.

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