Scientific work

The main types of scientific and conservation activities at the Garden are as follows:

·         Development of a scientific basis for introduction of new species of plants in the Baikal region;

 ·         Study of the ecological and biological traits of rare plant species in the native flora;

 ·         Development of methods and methodology for preservation of the gene pool and restoration of damaged plant populations;

 ·         Study of the ecological and biological traits of rare plant populations following their re-introduction in natural settings;

 ·         Study of the ecological and biological traits of introduced plants: assessment of varieties and selection of promising species and varieties for greenery, commercial and amateur floriculture, gardening, landscape design, and decorative use of plants;

 ·         Development of effective and rapid methods of plant production and the agricultural technology of raising introduced plants, including planting stock with closed root systems;

 ·         Study of the adaptive potential of species and their ontogenetic variability;

 ·         Study of the structure and dynamics of populations of pathogens (funguses, bacteria, viruses) and phytophaga with the goal of identifying dangerous isolates and prognosis of their development, and monitoring the spread and development of diseases;

 ·         Development of environmentallysafe systems of protection of decorative flowering, woody, and other plant typesfrom harmful organisms;

 ·         Testing for hidden infestations of imported planting stock with quarantined products;

 ·         Establishment of a scientific basis for use of composite forms of woody plant material in various applications of garden and park construction.