Modern Pollen Distribution of Juniperus Forest in Salurtepe Mountain (Elmali-Antalya)


KARLIOĞLU KILIÇ N., ŞENKUL Ç. , Memis T., DOĞAN M.

JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHY-COGRAFYA DERGISI, no.38, pp.11-22, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 38
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.26650/jgeog2019-0007
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHY-COGRAFYA DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.11-22

Abstract

This study was carried out to determine the modern pollen influx (cm(2)/year) of arboreal and herbaceous plants in 4 different sample areas where vegetation varied in Juniperus L. (Juniper) Forest in the Salurtepe mountain between 2015 and 2017. Tauber pollen traps were placed in four sample areas in 2015 and these traps were changed annually between 2015 and 2017. For every 1-year period, moss samples were also collected from around the traps. Both the chemical mixture in the Tauber pollen traps and the moss samples were analysed according to the "European Pollen Monitoring Programme Protocol". When the arboreal pollen influx of pollen preparations obtained from pollen traps was examined, the pollen influxes of Cedrus libani, Pinus sp., Juniperus sp. and Quercus coccifera were higher between 2015 and 2016. In 2016-2017, pollen influxes of Juniperus sp., Cedrus libani, Juglans sp., Pinus sp., Quercus coccifera and Rosaceae family increased. When the arboreal pollen influx of pollen preparations obtained from moss samples was examined, the pollen influxes of Cedrus libani, Juniperus sp., Pinus sp. and Quercus coccifera were higher in the periods of 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. Two-year pollen influx data of both pollen traps and moss samples reflects the current vegetation.