The relationships between beta plant diversity and climatic variables: A case study from Kuyucak mountain district


Negiz M. G. , Ozkan K.

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY, vol.38, no.5, pp.911-917, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.22438/jeb/38/5(si)/gm-06
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.911-917

Abstract

Aim: There are three types of biodiversity, i.e., alpha diversity (diversty within an individual habitat orecosystem), beta diversity (between habitat or ecosystem) diversity between areas) and gamma diversity (total diversity). Alpha diversity indices have been frequently used to examine the relationships between biodiversity and environmental factors. However, studies concerning the relationships between beta diversity and environmental factors are few despite the fact that beta diversity gives more information about ecosystem stability against internal and external threatening factors. The present study was carried out to examine beta plant diversity and climatic factors in Kuyucak Mountain District of the Mediterranean region.