Quantum analysis of a plant metacommunity

Ozkan K.

JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF FORESTRY-ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY, vol.66, no.1, pp.30-45, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.17099/jffiu.63195
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.30-45


A wide variety of statistical methods have been frequently used in the area of ecology. Especially probability based analytic approaches have been become more popular in the ecological studies in recent years. On the other hand, the core of quantum is based on calculation of energy footprint by probability approach. That is why it has been expected that quantum analysis will have found a significant place in the ecological studies in the future. As a result, the book of quantum ecology written by Laszlo Orloci Frsc made a profound contribution to enter within this process. This study aims at calculations of the potential energy footprints of specific processes including phylogeny, environmental mediation and emergent effects by using quantum analysis for a plant metacommunity. In this study, the fundamental formulate was based on Max Planck's energy based entropy modified by Laszlo Orloci Frsc. A plant metacommunity example includes 3 complexes taken from various slope positions of Yazili Canyon Nature Park located in the Lake districts was subjected to quantum analysis. Energy structure parameters were calculated for each complex. Variations among the complexes' H(cx) energy footprints were found insignificant. Calculations at the level of catena was shown that potential energy footprint of phylogeny overwhelms the effect of slope position in the nH terms. However this is turned in favor of the slope position gradient when the H footprints are compared. In the study, stability values of the complexes were also calculated and, the highest instability value was found for the complex taken from valley bottom of the canyon.