Organization of monitoring of plant cover during the development of deposits of precious metals using the example of objects of the Malmyzh ore field

Using the example of the Malmyzhskoe porphyry copper ore deposit, a system for monitoring the state of plant cover during mining and related subsoil development activities has been developed. The purpose of monitoring is to obtain objective information about the dynamics of species diversity, plant communities, populations of valuable, rare and endangered plant species, to identify trends in these dynamics for the timely development and implementation of measures aimed at eliminating or mitigating problems that arise during the operation of the facility. By the beginning of the development of the field, the indigenous forest formations of the territory had already been largely disturbed as a result of logging and fires and were especially vulnerable to various types of impacts. This determines the relevance of the ongoing monitoring studies organized in this territory. The proposed system of monitoring bioindicator objects includes several levels: coenotic (at the community level); species diversity (at the level of partial floras); species (at the level of local populations of bioindicator plants); information (databases and geographic information systems). On the territory of the deposit facilities, diversity was identified and the current state of plant communities, cenopopulations of rare and endangered plant species was assessed, and their monitoring was organized. Information and geoinformation databases have been developed.

Keywords: Plant cover, rare and endangered plant species, monitoring, impact assessment.
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Kryukova M. V., Motoryikina T. N., Antonova L. A., Tkachuk G. S., Velikii A. S. Organization of monitoring of plant cover during the development of deposits of precious metals using the example of objects of the Malmyzh ore field. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2023;(121):75—86. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2023_122_0_75.


The work was carried out with the support of Amur Minerals LLC (contracts No. 5/IWEP/20 dated 04.16.2020, No. 71-AM dated 08.03.2020, No. 610-AM dated 07.12.2021, No. 6/IWEP/22 dated 10.17.2022, No. 518/23-Am 9/IWEP/23 dated 08.18.2023).

Issue number: 12
Year: 2023
Page number: 75-86
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 581.55(57.34)
DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2023_122_0_75
Article receipt date: 05.10.2023
Date of review receipt: 24.10.2023
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.11.2023
About authors:

Kryukova M. V., Dr. Sci. (Biol.), Institute of the water and ecology problems FEB RAS, Khabarovsk, 680000, Russia, e-mail:,−0003−1500−6993;
Motorykina T. N., Cand. Sci. (Biol.), Institute of the water and ecology problems FEB RAS, Khabarovsk, 680000, Russia, e-mail:,−0001−5044−8469;
Antonova L. A., Cand. Sci. (Biol.), Institute of the water and ecology problems FEB RAS, Khabarovsk, 680000, Russia, e-mail:,−0003−3059−3305;
Tkachuk G. S., engineer, Institute of the water and ecology problems FEB RAS, Khabarovsk, 680000, Russia, e-mail:;
Velikii A. S., junior researcher, Institute of the water and ecology problems FEB RAS, Khabarovsk, 680000, Russia, e-mail: ernicne28@


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