Review of vegetation research in Hustai National park
Since 1993 started re-introduction of takhi what only one wild horse of the world, one of the many studies is vegetation. Since 1993, we had over 100 articles and reports published in Mongolia and abroad. There are about 80% translated to English. Also over 40 articles published by Whole study works contain articles, reports, work of bachelor, master and doctors of Mongolian and foreign University. We divided 4 groups on vegetation study.
First group included beginning or registered stage of vegetation and flora research in Hustai. Significant of register stage is identified condition of that period and defined forecast works. So first of all study of vegetation is registered plant diversity. Researchers started register of flora and/or vegetation on May of 1993, detected 11 vegetation communities, defined their species composition and richness (Manibazar, 1995, 1998). Vegetation study used Braun-Blanquet method. Also researchers identified other non-vascular plants as lichen (Enhtuya, 2001), moss (Tsegmid, 2002) and fungus.
In second group contain study of monitoring. Those studies contain vegetation condition of nowadays; detect factors affected it and conservation management. For example, some study described forest condition (Tsagaantsooj, 1995; Bulgan, 2002; Tsogtbaatar, 2003; Enkhsaikhan, 2009), vegetation condition and their growth and development (Manibazar, 1998; Bulgan, 2000, 2001; Sergelen, 2003-2007, Tserendulam et. al., 2008, 2009, 2010; Oyunbileg, 2011; Tserendulam, 2011), grazing capacity (Tserendash, 1998; Bolormaa, 2004), dynamic of biomass (Bolormaa, 2003) and others.
The special study and some monographs belongs third group. For examples, this group consist of distribution, resource and conservation management of medicine plants, (Sanjid, 1999), species composition and resource of mellifluous plants (Ochirbat, 1999), morphological character and photosynthesis of some plants (Sergelen, 2002, 2006), seed ecology of some plant species (Undarmaa, 2010), takhi, marmot, other herbivorous and grasshopper affected to vegetation (Sergelen, 2006; Munkhbat, 2009, 2010; Baasanjalbuu, 1999; Todgerel, 2002; Yoshihara, 2008, 2009).
The study on ecosystem level or wide range belong fourth group. In recent days study to give attention connect each others, define correlation of researches. In last case, researchers are connecting pasture, vegetation and soil issue.
We introduced some studies of vegetation and flora where in HNP. If you want to find some result and use result of these studies, and we enjoyable to be partnership with who research and administration for nature conservation.
Hustai National Park” Trust