Authors: CENGİZ YILDIRIM, ERKAN YALÇIN, ARZU CANSARAN, HASAN KORKMAZ
Abstract: The aim of this study is to reveal the syntaxonomical structure of Tavşan Mountain in the Euxinian transition area in northern Turkey. Eight plant associations were determined and classified using the Braun?Blanquet phytosociological approach. Detrended correspondence analysis was also used to reveal the environmental heterogeneity among the plant associations. Raunkiaer life form ratios of syntaxa were calculated. Shannon?Wiener index values also were determined for each plant association. The results of this study suggested that which environmental factors could be decisive in community diversity and syntaxonomical status.
Keywords: Forest, phytosociology, shrub, steppe, syntaxonomy, vegetation
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