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”


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
  • Bargagli R. 1998. Trace elements in terrestrial plants: an ecophysiological approach to biomonitoring and biorecovery: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, New York, 324 p.
  • Barrico L. Azul A.M. Morais M.C. Coutinho A.P. Freitas H and Castro P. 2012. Biodiversity in urban ecosystems: Plants and macromycetes as indicators for conservation planning in the city of Coimbra (Portugal). Landscape and Urban Planning. 106, 88-102.
  • Çepel N. 1995. Orman Ekolojisi. İstanbul Üniversitesi Orman Fakültesi, Toprak İlmi ve Ekoloji ABD, Üniv. Yayın N0: 3886. ISBN: 975-404-398-1, İstanbul, 536 p.
  • Delgadillo M.C and Cardenas S. A. 2000. Urban mosses in Mexico City. Anales Del Instituto de Biologia Universidad Nacional Autönoma de Mexico. Serie Botânica 71 :2, 63-72.
  • Directorate General of Meteorology 2013. Çankırı Meteoroloji Bülteni, Ankara: T.C. Çevre ve Orman Bakanlığı Devlet Meteoroloji İşleri Genel Müdürlüğü Kayıtları (1960—2013).
  • Drugova T.P. 2010. Mosses of Monchegorsk city (Murmansk province, North-West Russia). Arctoa. 19:165—170.
  • Durdié S. Stojkovic' S and Sabié D. 2011. Nature conservation in urban conditions: A case study from Belgrade, Serbia. Maejo International Journal of Science and Technology. 5: 1, 129-145.
  • Environmental Status Report 2014. Environmental status report of Çankırı city belonging to 2013, Çankırı: Governorship of Çankırı, Provincial directorate of environment and urban planning.
  • Fojcik B. and Stebel A. 1999. Preliminary studies on the bryoşora of Katowice town (Silesian Upland, Southern Poland). Fragmenta Floristica et Geobotanica. 44: 129—140.
  • Fojcik B and Stebel A. 2006. Chosen aspects of threatened moss species occurrence in urban areas- a case study of Katowice. Biodiversity: Research and Conservation. 1-2: 187-189.
  • Fudali E. 2012. Recent tendencies in distributions of epiphytic bryophytes in urban areas: A Wroclaw case study (South—West Poland). Polish Botanical Journal. 57: 231—241.
  • Gilbert CL. 1970. Further studies on the effect of sulphur dioxide on lichens and bryophytes. New Phytologist. 69: 605—627.
  • .......................... Anatolian Bryology 2015 1(1) 42-60
  • Grdovié S and Stevanovic’ V. 2006. The moss şora in the central urban area of Belgrade. Archives of Biological Science. 58: 55-59.
  • Greven HQ 2003. Grimmias of the World. The Netherlands, Leiden: Backhuys Publishers, 247 p.
  • Heyn C.C. and Herrnstadt I. 2004. The Bryophyte Flora of Israel and Adjacent Regions. Jerusalem: The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 719 p.
  • Hill MO. Preston CD and Smith A.J.E. 1992. Atlas of the Bryophytes of Britain and Ireland. 2nd Edition, Colchester, UK: Harley Books, 400 p.
  • Hill M.O. Bell N. Bruggeman-Nannenga M,A. Brugués M. Cano M.J. Enroth J. Flatberg K.I. Frahm J.P. Gallego M.T. Garilleti R. et al. 2006. An annotated checklist of the mosses of Europe and Macaronesia. Journal of Bryology. 28: 198—267.
  • Hill MO. Preston C.D. Bosanquet S.D.S. Roy DE. 2007. BRYOATT - Attributes of British and Irish Mosses, Liverworts and Hornworst. With information on native status, size, life form, life history, geography and habitat. Cambridgeshire: Published by Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, 88 p.
  • Isermann M. 2007. Diversity of bryophytes in an urban area of NW Germany. Lindbergia. 32: 75 -81.
  • Jim C.Y. and Chen W.Y. 2011. Bioreceptivity of buildings for spontaneous arboreal şora in compact city environment. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. 10: 19-28.
  • Kirmaci M. and Ağcagil E. 2009. The bryophyte şora in the urban area of Aydın (Turkey). International Journal of Botany. 5: 216—225.
  • Lo Giudice R. Mazimpaka V. and Lara F. 1997. The urban bryophyte şora of the city of Enna (Sicily, Italy). Nova Hedwigia. 64: 249-265.
  • Pokomy L. Lara F. and Mazimpaka V. 2006. The bryophyte şora of the city of Trento (North Italy). Cryptogamie Bryologie. 27: 265-284.
  • Ron E. Soria A. Ballesteros T. G6mez D. and Fernandez F. 2008. Flora brioştica de las ciudades de Toro y Benavente (Zamora, Espana). Botanica Complutensis. 32: 63-68.
  • Sabovljevié M. and Grdovié S. 2009. Bryophyte diversity within urban areas: case study of the city of Belgrade (Serbia). International Journal of Botany. 5: 85-92.
  • Sabovljevié M. and Sabovlj evié A. 2009. Biodiversity within urban areas: A case study on bryophytes of the city of Cologne (NRW, Germany). Plant Biosystems. 143: 473 -481.
  • Skudnik M. Sabovljevic’ A. Batic F. and Sabovljevié M. 2013. The bryophyte diversity of Ljubljana (Slovenia). Polish Botanical Journal. 58: 319-324.
  • Smith A.J.E. 2004. The Moss Flora of Britain an Ireland. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1026 p.
  • SPSS 2012. Institute Inc. SPSS Base 20.0 User’s Guide.
Primary Language en
Journal Section Research Articles




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