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Ecological Properties of Vegetation Formations on Karst Terrains in the Central Taurus Mountains (Southern Turkey)

Authors
Journal
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
1877-0428
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
120
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.02.148
Keywords
  • Ecology
  • Vegetation Formations
  • Karst Terrains
  • Taurus Mountains
  • Turkey

Abstract

Abstract There is a strict relationship between the formation of karst topography, soils and vegetation on karst terrains. The Central part of Taurus Mountains of southern Turkey is rich in terms of topographical variety and karstic landforms. Karst topography has a strong influence on the development of soil types and vegetation formations. Karst formations such as karren, doline, uvala, karstic valley and poljes create unique habitats with different micro-climatic, soil and vegetation characteristics that differ from neighbouring sites.

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