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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 19 | Page No.: 3254-3265
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2007.3254.3265
 
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Ecological Study in Forest Reserve of Ghasemloo (Shohada) Valley and it`s Adjacent Areas, Urmia- Iran

L. Malekmohammadi, A. Mahmoudzadeh and A. Hassanzadeh

Abstract:
Forest reserve of Ghasemloo valley (Shohada) and it`s adjacent areas with 577 hectare surface area has located in south of Urmia and is known as an important natural plant station of Urmia. It is studied with respect the important factors which influencing vegetation cover in whole, particularly, with refer to composition and Formation of plant communities. To study the area, Brown-Blanquet`s method was used. Plant samples were collected from 77 sample plots. The study resulted in recognition of four herbaceous types and seven shrub communities in study area. In addition, the investigation led to the fact that the most important factors which influencing the vegetation cover, are: geographical orientation, altitude, gradient and soil texture. More over, the study also resulted to preparation of a colour vegetation map with 1/20000 scale.
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L. Malekmohammadi, A. Mahmoudzadeh and A. Hassanzadeh, 2007. Ecological Study in Forest Reserve of Ghasemloo (Shohada) Valley and it`s Adjacent Areas, Urmia- Iran. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 10: 3254-3265.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2007.3254.3265

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2007.3254.3265

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