Environmental threats to the biodiversity in Kiev from climate changes

1Boychenko, SG, 2Karamushka, VI, 3Tishchenko, OV, 2Mohnach, RYu.
1S.I. Subbotin Institute of Geophysics of the NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv
2National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
3Institute of Biology and Medicine, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Dopov. Nac. akad. nauk Ukr. 2017, 12:104-111
Section: Ecology
Language: Ukrainian

The ecosystems of Kiev are constantly under the sufficient anthropogenic impact of functioning the megalopolis, which is significantly enhanced by the climate anomaly influence. The trend over the past decades, namely, a significant temperature increase in the summer months (July-August) combined with decreasing the precipitation, becomes the threat to urban ecosystems and has a destructive effect on them. These circumstances need to be taken into account in the planning of the urban development in order to protect and conserve urban ecosystems.

Keywords: biodiversity, climate change, climate of Kiev, green plantations, urban systems, vegetative index
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