Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1816-9775 (Print)
ISSN 2541-8971 (Online)

Saratov Region.

Ecological Aspects of the Distribution and Abundance Dynamics of Woodpecker (Dendro­ copos) in the Northern Lower-Volga Region

On the basis of our 1996-2009 field surveys in the Saratov region and adjacent territories, and our analysis of the literature data, the distribution and abundance dynamics of Dendrocopos major, D. syriacus, D. medius, D. leucotos, and D. minor is considered. The present habitation of D. leucotos in the Saratov region has been established to be associated with ripe deciduous woods in the Saratov Right-Volga-bank region; the bird penetrates for nesting up to 51°40* lati­ tude North along the Khopyor and Medveditsa river valleys. D.

Retrospective Analysis and the Current State of the Fauna of the Cyclostomes and Bone Fishes of the Saratov Region

Dynamics and current state of cyclostomes and fish fauna of Saratov region is analyzed, on the basis of modern field research, collectible information and literature data. As a result of regulation of large and small rivers of the region, a significant restructuring of their ichthyocenoses took place. The overall index of changes in the species composition of the ichthyofauna was 49%, the final list (at the end of the observations) was 42%, and the index of intrapopulation changes was 51%.