Relationships between community structure and soil properties of a swamp forest from northern Turkey


YALCIN E., Bilgin A. , KUTBAY H., KILINC M.

POLISH JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY, vol.52, no.2, pp.233-238, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : POLISH JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.233-238

Abstract

The relationships between community structure and soil properties (pH, P, N, Ca, Mg, CaCO3 and clay content) were examined in a swamp forest from the northern part of Turkey. Statistically significant correlations were found between the soil variables and three different associations (Fraxino excelsioris-Fraxinetum angustifoliae, Carpino-orientalis Pterocaryetum froxinifoliae, Acero campestris-Alnetum glutinosae) according to CCA ordination. P, Mg, Ca and clay content of soil were found as four significant variables for species composition ind the studied forest.