The distribution of nutrients in the different strata of A Quercus cerris L. var. cerris forest

Kutbay H. G.

Turkish Journal of Botany, vol.21, no.2, pp.93-98, 1997 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Botany
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.93-98
  • Keywords: Mediterranean-Type Forests, Shrub and Herb Layers, Soil-Plant nutrient relationships
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


The nutrient concentrations in different strata and different tissues are very important in determining the fertility of a forest ecosystem. In this study, the nutrient concentrations (N, P, K, Ca, Mg) of the different strata of a Quercus cerris L. var. cerris L. var. cerris (Fagaceae) forest and its soils were determined and the correlations between them investigated. It was determined that the tree and shrub layers are different from each other in respect to the foliar N and P concentrations. It was also found that there are statistically important correlations between certain soil and plant-nutrient concentrations.