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    Abstract - Issue Jan + Mar 2010, 31 (1)                                     Back

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††† Forest diversity, climate change and forest fires in the mediterranean region of Turkey


Munir Ozturk1, Salih Gucel*2, Mahir Kucuk3 and Serdal Sakcali4

1Botany Department, Ege University, Bornova, Izmir - 35100, Turkey

2Institute of Environmental Sciences, Near East University, Lefkosa, North Cyprus - 33010

3Ministry for Environment and Forests, Ankara - 06560, Turkey

4Biology Department, Fatih University, Istanbul - 34500, Turkey

(Received: March 10, 2009; Revised received: July 15, 2009; Accepted: September 18, 2009)


Abstract: This paper reviews the forest resources in Turkey in the light of published literature and summarises extensive fieldwork undertaken in the Mediterranean phytogeograhical region of Turkey. The issues of landscape change and the associated drivers are addressed and the threats to the forest diversity are considered. It notes the impacts of climate change and forest fires and attemepts have been made to put forth future options for sustainable forest development.

Key words: Forest diversity, Climate change, Forest fires

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