The area and zones of mass reproduction of the Siberian Locust (Aeropus sibiricus L.)

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Biologist - I.Ya.Grichanov
GIS-specialist - M.I.Saulich.

Date of creation:




Accuracy of map:

Created using maps of scale 1: 32,000,000 and 1: 75,000,000.


"Alber's Equal Area Conic for the USSR" 9, 1001, 7, 100, 0, 44, 68, 0, 0.

Basic contents:

Vector map. Area of species distribution shown by polygons. Zones of recorded mass outbreak shown by polygons.

Accuracy of classifier:

Within the area, recorded cases of Siberian Locust mass reproduction are shown by points (Lachininskii et al., 2002). The more frequently pest outbreaks occur and the higher their economic impact, the more dense the cloud of points will be on map. Open published maps of the area and zone of mass reproductions used (Lachininskii et al., 2002); (Sergeev, 1986).

Method of map production:

Scientists were given maps with boundaries of Oblasts and arable lands. After reviewing historic literature, species distribution was hand drawn on maps. If data were on the Oblast-level, distribution is on the Oblast level. In some cases, Oblasts were further refined by boundaries of the Arable Land Map. Hand drawn maps of area and zone of mass reproductions scanned, geo-referenced and vectorized. Two original maps of area and zone of mass reproductions scanned. Registration and vectorization of raster maps executed by standard facilities in Idrisi32 and another GIS-technology.

Reference citations:

Bei-Bienko G.Ya. 1932. A manual of locust survey. Leningrad: Upravlenie Sluzhby ucheta Gos. OBV Narkozema SSSR. 159 pp. (in Russian).
Bei-Bienko G.Ya., Mishchenko L.L. 1951. Locusts of the fauna of the USSR and adjacent countries. Opredeliteli po faune SSSR, N38, parts I & II. Moscow & Leningrad: AN SSSR. 668 pp. (in Russian).
Koroljeva I.E., Vilchevskaya E.V., Ruhovich D.I. 2003. Digital Arable Land Map.
Laboratory of Soil Information of the Dokuchaev Soil Institute, Moscow, Russia
[Based on: Yanvareva LF. (ed.), Martynjuk KN., Kisileva NM. 1989. Map of Land
Use, Faculty of Geography, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.].
Lachininskii A.V., Sergeev M.G., Chil'debaev M.K., Chernyakhovsky M.E., Lockwood J.A., Kambulin V.E. & F.A. Gapparov. 2002. Locusts of Kazakhstan, Central Asia and adjacent territories. Laramie: Association for Applied Akridology International. University of Wyoming. 387 pp.
Polyakov I.Ya., ed. 1975. Distribution of main pests of agricultural crops in the USSR and efficiency of their control (Methodical recommendations). Leningrad: VASKHNIL, VIZR. 66 pp. (in Russian).
Sergeev M.G. 1986. Regularities in distribution of orthopterous insects of Northern Asia. Novosibirsk: Nauka. 238 pp. (in Russian).
Sergeev M.G., Kopaneva L.M., Rubtsov, I.A., Antipanova E.M., Bugrov A.G., Vysotskaya L.V., Ivanova I.V., Kazakova I.G., Karelina R.I., Pshenitsna L.V., Sobolev N.N., Chogsomzhav L. 1995. Siberian kobylka (Aeropus sibiricus L.). Novosibirsk: Nauka. 176 pp. (in Russian).

Right and copyright:

All rights reserved. Copyright 2003 © I.Ya.Grichanov & M.I.Saulich (vector map, description) and A.V. Lachininskii et al., 2002 (photo).

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