Plant Community Traits of Shohada Protected Area, West Azerbijan, Iran

  • Abdollah HASSANZADEH GORTTAPEH Agricultural and Natural Rsource Research Institute, West Azerbijan (IR)
  • Lala MALK MOHAMADI Urmia University, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biology, West Azerbijan (IR)
Keywords: type, cover, plant community, biodiversity, forest , Shohadao valley

Abstract

Shohada Protected Area, consisting of Shohada Valley and it’s adjacent areas with an area of 577 hectares is located in south of Urmia, and is known as an important natural plant station of Urmia. It is studied with respect to the important factors which influence the vegetation cover in whole, particularly, with regard the composition and formation of plant communities. To study the area, Brown-Blanquet’s method was used. Plant samples were taken from 77 sample plots. The study resulted in recognition of four herbaceous types and seven shrub types in the studied area. In addition, the investigation led to the fact that the most important factors which influence the vegetation cover, are: geographical orientation, altitude, gradient and soil texture. The study also resulted in preparation of a colored vegetation map with a scale of 1:20000.

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Author Biographies

Abdollah HASSANZADEH GORTTAPEH, Agricultural and Natural Rsource Research Institute, West Azerbijan
Agricultural and Natural Resources Research Institute, West Azerbijan, Iran assistant Prof
Lala MALK MOHAMADI, Urmia University, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biology, West Azerbijan
Urmia University , college of Science, MSc degree
Published
2010-03-09
How to Cite
HASSANZADEH GORTTAPEH, A., & MALK MOHAMADI, L. (2010). Plant Community Traits of Shohada Protected Area, West Azerbijan, Iran. Notulae Scientia Biologicae, 2(1), 29-35. https://doi.org/10.15835/nsb213566
Section
Research articles
CITATION
DOI: 10.15835/nsb213566