Using Ordination and Classification Methods to Interpret Vegetation and Habitat Relations: The Cukurova Deltas Case


ÜNLÜKAPLAN Y. , YILMAZ K. T.

EKOLOJI, cilt.19, ss.10-20, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 73
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: EKOLOJI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.10-20

Özet

In this study, using multivariate statistical technics to associate biological and physical environment, thus integrating multivariate statistical technics with ecological studies have been targeted. To this end, species which represent the vegetation in coastal zone, selected as the study area, called "Cukurova Deltas", and sample areas have been classified with respect to their similarities. In this context, clustered analysis as a classification method has been conducted with the PC-ORD 4.10. 85 sample areas which took place in the vegetation analysis records have been aggregated to 2 main groups, ruderal and semi-natural. Ruderal areas have formed a distinct group in theirselves while semi- natural areas have aggregated to 4 sub-groups (clusters). The results of the cluster analysis to observe the distribution of 181 plant taxons acquired from the sample areas indicate 14 sub-groups under 2 main groups.