stress-tolerant and ruderal based classification? of
plant species in an? Alpine community? of?
Giresun Mountains in Turkey
Huseyinoglu1* and E. Yalcin2
University, Şebinkarahisar School of Applied Sciences, iresun, 28400,
Biology, Faculty of Arts and Science, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun,
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Grime's CSR strategies,
Paper received :
Revised received :
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.
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.
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. ?????
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
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