Year 2015, Volume 1 , Issue 1, Pages 42 - 60 2015-11-15

The Urban Moss Flora of the Çankırı City (NW, Turkey)
Azize YAVUZ' & Gökhan ABAY”

AZİZE YAVUZ [1] , GÖKHAN ABAY [2]


The mosses found in the urban area of Çankırı city was investigated at five zones depending on the human activities. Two hundreds and thirty five specimens were randomly collected in sampling locations within the zones. As a result of the identification, 66 taxa were recorded. The results were compared with the explored urban floras of the other countries. Data on life forms, frequency of occurrence, presence of sporophytes, habitats and substrata preferences of the mosses were discussed. Detailed topographical features including slope, aspect and altitude analysis of the study area were illustrated and taxa occurrence was evaluated based on these properties. Chi-square analysis revealed that 45 moss species of 235 were correlated with the categorical variables at 0.05 significance level. Moss taxa occurrence within the urban area was mainly correlated with life forms and gametophyte structures, respectively. 

Flora, Urban mosses, Human impact, Categorical variables, Turkey
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Authors

Author: AZİZE YAVUZ

Author: GÖKHAN ABAY

Dates

Publication Date : November 15, 2015

APA Yavuz, A , Abay, G . (2015). The Urban Moss Flora of the Çankırı City (NW, Turkey) . Anatolian Bryology , 1 (1) , 42-60 . DOI: 10.26672/anatolianbryology.167349