JEB logo

Journal of Environmental Biology

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

About Journal
    Editorial Board
    Reviewer Panel
    RnD Division
    Subscription Info
    Contact Journal
Read Journal
    Current Issue
    Journal Archives
For Authors
    Authoring Guidelines
    Publication Process
    Track Paper Status

Search the Journal web-site through Google:

        Abstract - Issue Sep 2017, 38 (5)                                                                                                             Back

nstantaneous and historical temperature effects on a-pinene

Modeling the potential distribution of Anatolian black pine in the

inner parts of central Black Sea environment


S. Gülsoy1*, Ö. Şentürk2 and İ. Tümer3

1Department of Forest Engineering, Faculty of Forestry, Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, 32100, Turkey

2Department of Forestry, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Gölhisar, 15400, Turkey

3Amasya Forest Management Directorate, Aydınca Forest Enterprise, Amasya, 05200, Turkey

*Corresponding Author E-mail:




Key words

Anatolian black pine,

Black Sea region,

climatic factors,

potential distribution 



Publication Data

Paper received : 18.08.2016

Revised received : 20.06.2017

Accepted : 28.06.2017



Aim: Anatolian black pine (Pinus nigra Arnold), an economically important conifer, is widely distributed in Turkey. The main objective of the present study was to analyze the relationship between potential geographical distribution of this plant and some primary environmental factors in inner parts of central Black Sea region of Turkey.


Methodology: Generalized Additive Model (GAM) technique was used to model the potential distribution of the Anatolian black pine in relation to environmental variables. The potential distribution map of Anatolian black pine in the district was created using Arc GIS software by Environmental Systems Resource Institute, Arc Map 10.1.


Results: Results of GAM showed that elevation, climate and bedrock formations were the most influential factors on the potential distribution of Anatolian black pine in the district.


Interpretation: Elevation appears to be the most important factor for potential distribution of Anatolian black pine. It seems that climatic factors depend on the elevation. Bedrock formations are other important environmental factors that might influence distribution of 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).