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Journal of Environmental Biology

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        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. G?lsoy1*, ?. Şent?rk2 and İ. T?mer3

1Department of Forest Engineering, Faculty of Forestry, S?leyman Demirel University, Isparta, 32100, Turkey

2Department of Forestry, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, G?lhisar, 15400, Turkey

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

*Corresponding Author E-mail: serkangulsoy@sdu.edu.tr

 

 

 

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

 

Abstract

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.

 

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