Data from: The last 50 years of climate-induced melting of the Maliy Aktru glacier (Altai Mountains, Russia) revealed in a primary ecological succession

Roberto Cazzolla Gatti, Anastasia Dudko, Artem Lim, Alena I. Velichevskaya, Inna V. Lushchaeva, Alice V. Pivovarova, Stefano Ventura, Erica Lumini, Andrea Berruti & Igor V. Volkov
In this article, we report and discuss the results obtained from a survey of plants, microorganisms (bacteria and fungi), and soil elements along a chronosequence in the first 600 m of the Maliy Aktru glacier's forefront (Altai Mountains, Russia). Many glaciers of the world show effects of climate change. Nonetheless, except for some local reports, the ecological effects of deglaciation have been poorly studied and have not been quantitatively assessed in the Altai Mountains. Here,...

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