Determination of ecological change using palinology in a coastal area between Istanbul and Tekirdağ
Hülya Caner, Cem Güneysu, Burhan Aytuğ, Barbaros Gönençgil, Levent Erel
Institute of Marine Sciences and Management, University of Istanbul 34470, Vefa, Istanbul, TURKEY
The Faculty of Forestry, University of Istanbul, 80895 Büyükdere, Istanbul, TURKEY
This study is concerned with the changing ecological conditions in the coastal area between Tekirdağ and Istanbul. The pollen distribution in the area is dominated by non arboreal pollens (NAP). The increasing amount of spores, particularly Sphagnum in the lower zone 2 (between 40-60 cm) together with the existence of Plantago and Rumex in the lower zone indicate to reflect the human impact and the subsequent effect of secondary vegetation.
Keywords: Pollen analysis, vegetation, climatology, human impact, ecology