T.E. Gasimzade, S.J. Ibadullayeva


The main indications of desertification in Shirvan plain, contemporary condition of their development parameters, their criteria and prevention waysare stated in the article. By repeatedly conducted monitorings of the ecologic modifications amplifying the desertification process its spreading direction, intensity and the areas have been determined. In the modern desert cenosesunfavourable aridity, salinization, removal by wind cause formation of local biotypes of xerophytes which adapt to disastrous factors. The criteria of desertification have been defined, and it’s weak, average, strong, and very strong groups have been recommended.

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