ISSN 1067-4136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2007, Vol. 38, No. 6, pp. 436–439. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2007. Original Russian Text © V. Atamov, E. Aktoklu, 2007, published in Ekologiya, 2007, Vol. 38, No. 6, pp. 467–476. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Productivity and Phytosociological Properties of Steppe Pastures on the Amic Plain (Hatay, Turkey) a b V. Atamov and E. Aktoklu Department of Biology, Science and Art Faculty, Harran University, S ¸ anliurfa, Turkey e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Biology, Science and Art Faculty, M.K.U., Antakia–Hatay, Turkey Received October 30, 2006 DOI: 10.1134/S1067413607060100 Key words: halophytic steppe, pasture, phytosociology, Amic Plain, Hatay, Turkey. In Turkey, pastures account for 28% of farmland RESULTS AND DISCUSSION (Türkiye…, 1978), and 20 % of them have been dis- Data on the climate in the study region are presented turbed because of irrational use and unfavorable eco- as a diagram (ﬁgure). It shows that the driest months are logical conditions (Genckan et al., 1990). Pasture pro- July and August, with precipitation amounting to only ductivity depends on environmental factors as well as 4.8 and 4.6 mm, respectively (Guner et al., 2000). on the species that constitute their vegetation (Genc- Accordingly, no rain was observed during our ﬁeld
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