JEB logo

Journal of Environmental Biology

pISSN: 0254-8704 ; eISSN: 2394-0379 ; CODEN: JEBIDP

About Journal
    Editor in Chief
    Editorial Board
    Reviewer Panel
    Publication Policies
    Guidelines for Editors
    Guidelines for Reviewers
    Abstracting and Indexing
    Subscription and Payments
    Contact Journal
Read Journal
    Current Issue
    Journal Archives
For Authors
    Guidelines for Authors
    Terms and Conditions
    Fees and Payments
    Track Paper Status
    JEB Awards

Google Search the Journal web-site:

    Abstract - Issue Sep 2017, 38 (5)                                     Back

nstantaneous and historical temperature effects on a-pinene

Competitive, stress-tolerant and ruderal based classification of

some plant species in an Alpine community of

the Giresun Mountains in Turkey


R. Huseyinoglu1* and E. Yalcin2

1Giresun University, Şebinkarahisar School of Applied Sciences, iresun, 28400, Turkey

2Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Science, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, 55139, Turkey

*Corresponding Author E-mail:




Key words

Alpine community,


Grime's CSR strategies,

Stress tolerant 



Publication Data

Paper received : 17.03.2016

Revised received : 28.08.2016

Re-revised received : 05.12.2016

Accepted : 01.03.2017



Aim: The CSR strategy model classifies plant species based on established strategies in dealing with two groups of external environmental factors, namely stress and disturbance. The main objective of the present study was to analyze established strategies of some characteristic plant species in the alpine belt of the Giresun Mountains in Turkey and to determine any disturbance on plant species present in the study area.


Methodology: Fifty sample plots and ninety plant species were selected from homogenous areas to determine predictor variables for Grime's CSR strategies. Canopy height (CH), dry matter content (LDMC), lateral spreading (LS), dry leaf weight (LDW), specific leaf area (SLA), flowering period (FP) and onset of flowering period (FS) were used to find Grime's strategies for the studied species.


Results: Almost all species present in the study area were allocated into nine different secondary or transient Grime's strategies. Most of these secondary or transient strategies (SC, S/SC, and SC/CSR) have a large proportion stress-tolerator strategy (S). On the other hand, high number of plant species exhibited CR, C/SC, R/CR and C/CR strategies having strong competition and ruderalism extents. CR (competitor-ruderal) was the most common strategy in the study area.


Interpretation: Findings suggested that plant species in the study area were exposed to more than one pressure factor. The presence of a large proportion of ruderalism demonstrates the increasing impact of disturbance (grazing and mowing) on the studied species.



Copyright 2017 Triveni Enterprises. All rights reserved. No part of the Journal can be reproduced in any form without prior permission. Responsibility regarding the authenticity of the data, and the acceptability of the conclusions enforced or derived, rest completely with the author(s).