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Microbiological and agrochemical characteristics of abandoned agricultural soils of central part of Yamal region

Evgeny Abakumov1, Timur Nizamutdinov1, and Eugenia Morgun2
Evgeny Abakumov et al.
  • 1Saint-Petersburg State University, Biology and Soil Science, Applied Ecology, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation (
  • 2Artcic research center of Yamalo-Nenets authonomous region, Salekhard, Russia

The microbiological and agrochemical parameters of the soils of fallow (abandoned), active agroecosystems and background (benchmark) landscapes of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region were studied. The soils of vegetable gardens (the setllements of Muzhi, Nadym, Tovopogol, Polyarny, Seyakha), the soils of parks, recreational and industrial zones and archaeological monuments (the cities of Nadym, Labytnangi, Salekhard, Novy Urengoy) were studied. The morphological and taxonomic diversity of natural and agro-soils of the key plots of the study has been established. The key chemical and soil-hydrophical differences of agrozems and agro-soils from natural background soils are revealed. The parameters of the alpha and beta diversity of the soil microbial community were studied by new generation sequencing methods. The phylums of microorganisms common to all the studied soils and those phylums that are characteristic of agrogenic soils are revealed. In some cases, there is an increase in the parameters of biodiversity in agrogenic soils in comparison with to natural ones, which indicates the diversification of edaphic ecological niches. The parameters of the metabolic dynamics of the microbial community under the conditions of chemical contamination of cryogenic soils are established. Ecotoxicological studies of soils of urbanized ecosystems of a number of settlements of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Regions were carried out, even in terms of assessing ecosystem services of soils. A structure has been created and a database has been partially filled, including information on the localization, diversity, current state and use of agrogenic soils in the region.

This work was supported by Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project No 19-416-890002

How to cite: Abakumov, E., Nizamutdinov, T., and Morgun, E.: Microbiological and agrochemical characteristics of abandoned agricultural soils of central part of Yamal region, EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022, EGU22-3795,, 2022.