In this work, the forest, macchie and hygrophilous vegetation of Kelkit Valley was studied. Interesingly the study area is a transitional zone along the boundries of Central Anatolia and the Central and East Black Sea regions. From the phytogeographical point of view this area is situated between the Euro-Siberian and Irano-Turanian floristic regions. This study was carried out according to the Braun-Blanquet method. Twelve plant associations and 2 subassociations were identified belonging to four different vegetation types. Ten of the associations and two subasociations here are determined as new associations. Vegetation tables are given.
KARAER, FERGAN; KILINÇ, MAHMUT; and KUTBAY, H. GÜRAY (1999) "The Woody Vegetation of the Kelkit Valley," Turkish Journal of Botany: Vol. 23: No. 5, Article 6. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/botany/vol23/iss5/6