Evaluation of Wooded Area in University Campuses: The Case of KTÜ Kanuni Campus in Trabzon


Ercan Oğuztürk G., Pulatkan M.

JOURNAL OF ANATOLIAN ENVIRONMENTAL AND ANIMAL SCIENCES, vol.8, no.4, pp.728-735, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

Abstract

Universities are the ones that highlight the social-economic structure, cultural and political characteristics of the society they are in and that have a significant potential to create alternative green spaces in cities. With these features, settlements are an important component of living ecosystems. It includes evaluating each component with its ecological perception and making it a part of the ecological cycle. In addition to the social and economic benefits provided by the city, the campus, which is located in wider areas compared to other institutional structures, provides ecological, aesthetic, economic and psychological benefits to the city and its users with its open and green areas. For this purpose, Karadeniz Technical University campus, located in the city center of Trabzon with its green-oriented design, was chosen as the study area. Within the scope of the study, the microorganism inventory in the KTU campus, which has natural and organism plant taxa richness and plant diversity, was determined, the use rate of natural taxa and exotic taxa and the intended use rates in the use content. Plant taxa determined by on-site observation and evaluation method are valid: A total of 211 woody taxa, 83 Gymnospermae and 128 Angiospermae, were identified in the area. The results, which include 163 extracted species, 36 natural species, 9 extracted cultures, 1 natural culture and 2 naturalized species, are aimed at children for the use of natural plants in the campus areas. As a result of the results obtained, suggestions were developed for the use of natural plants in campus areas.