Nutrient content in leaves from different strata of a swamp forest from northern Turkey

Kutbay H. G.

Polish Journal of Ecology, vol.49, no.3, pp.221-230, 2001 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Journal Name: Polish Journal of Ecology
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.221-230
  • Keywords: Mass and area-based nutrient content in leaves, Specific leaf mass (SLM), Swamp forest
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Specific leaf mass (SLM), mass (mg/g) and area (g/m2)-based nitrogen and phosphorus contents of plant species from different strata in a swamp forest (Pterocaryo fraxinifoliae-Fraxinetum angustifoliae) from the north part of Turkey were investigated. Leaf N/area (g/m2) and leaf N/mass (mg/g) values differed significantly between small trees, large trees, large shrubs, small shrubs and climbers. Large shrub stratum has remarkably higher nutrient contents than the other strata. Leaf P/area (g/m2) and leaf P/mass (mg/g) values were similar for the different strata.