Landscape structure of coastal cliffs of the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus

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This work is devoted to the analysis of the landscape structure of the coastal cliffs of the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus. The paper analyzes the features of vegetation growth and the landscape structure of the cliffs of the Tuaphat massif, proposes and substantiates the classification of landscapes of coastal cliffs, reveals the features of coastal landscapes. In the landscape structure of the coastal cliffs of the Tuaphat massif, natural boundaries can be distinguished by: the nature of the apparent occurrence of geological layers; substates by the steepness of the slope; striae, which are characterized by more abundant growth of vegetation along cracks in the geological layer; facies usually coincide geographically with nanoand microforms of the relief and are usually represented by one type of vegetation (for example, a pillow rock form). The distribution of vegetation by striae on fine crushed stone of siltstone or mudstone, the absence of halophytes, but the predominance of salt-tolerant plant species with a wide ecological amplitude (petrophytes, cosmopolitans and ruderal) are typical.

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Anna M. Aleynikova

Peoples' Friendship University of Russia

Author for correspondence.

Candidate of Geographycal Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of Geoecology

8 Podolskoye Highway, bldg. 5, Moscow, 113093, Russian Frderation

Oksana N. Lipka

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF Russia)


PhD, senior administrator

19 Nikoloyamskaya St, bldg. 3, Moscow, 109240, Russian Federation

Marina V. Krylenko

Candidate of Geographical Sciences, Institute of Oceanology of the RAS named after P.P. Shirshova


кандидат географических наук

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