Changes in floristic composition of Quercus coccifera macchia after fire in the Qukurova region (Turkey)


Turkmen N. , Duzenli A.

ANNALES BOTANICI FENNICI, cilt.42, ss.453-460, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 42 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Dergi Adı: ANNALES BOTANICI FENNICI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.453-460

Özet

We studied the floristic changes in Quercus coccifera macchia after a fire that occurred in 1986. Floristic changes in the study area were observed during the first five years and the fourteenth year after the fire. Most of the pre-fire species (98.6%) returned back within the first three years after the fire. In the fifth year, the species similarity in the hurried and unburned areas was 93.8%, and the vegetation nearly reached the pre-fire physiognomy. At the end of the fourteenth year, no significant differences in terms of floristic composition and physiognomy were observed.

We studied the floristic changes in Quercus coccifera macchia after a fire that occurred in 1986. Floristic changes in the study area were observed during the first five years and the fourteenth year after the fire. Most of the pre-fire species (98.6%) returned back within the first three years after the fire. In the fifth year, the species similarity in the hurried and unburned areas was 93.8%, and the vegetation nearly reached the pre-fire physiognomy. At the end of the fourteenth year, no significant differences in terms of floristic composition and physiognomy were observed.