Plavni


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Plavni

 

a Russian term for river floodplains that are covered by thickets of reed, cattail, or sedge and are submerged for extended periods. Plavni occupy considerable areas in the deltas of the Prut, Dnestr, Danube, Dnieper, Don, and Kuban’ rivers. They are drained and used for agriculture after land reclamation work.

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Distribution and herd composition of the moose population in biotopes at the southern range Biotope Single adult moose Total % Male % Female (n=107) (n=98) 74 36.5 63.5 Deciduous wood 26 53.9 46.1 Coniferous wood 29 72.4 27.6 Forest belt 22 63.6 36.4 Plavni 21 71.4 28.6 Field 12 41.7 58.3 Garden 11 45.5 54.5 Gully 6 83.3 16.7 Steppe 4 25.0 75.0 Reed beds 205 52.2 47.8 Total or average: Biotope Herd composition Adult:total % Male only % Female only (n = 13) (n = 18) 51:89 5.9 13.7 Deciduous wood 18:37 27.8 11.1 Coniferous wood 19:36 5.3 10.5 Forest belt 20:31 10.0 15.0 Plavni 14:34 7.1 7.1 Field 6:15 16.7 16.7 Garden 3:06 -- 33.3 Gully 2:03 -- -- Steppe 3:05 -- 33.3 Reed beds 136:256 8.4 20.6 Total or average: Table 6.