Lichens to monitor afforestation effects in Canakkale, Turkey

Karabulut S., Ozdemir-Turk A., John V.

CRYPTOGAMIE MYCOLOGIE, vol.25, no.4, pp.333-346, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.333-346
  • Keywords: lichen, indicator values, afforestation, Sap Mountain, Karadag, Turkey
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


The lichen flora of two mountains in western Turkey was investigated: of 124 species recorded, seven were new for Turkey: Aspicilia mastrucata, Calicium quercinum, Chaenotheca phaeocephala, Fuscidea praeruptorum, Psitolechia lucida, Rhizocarpon badioatrum and Trapelia obtegens, and 70 taxa were new for the Canakkale province. For 6 of 7 indicator values figures, it is clear that the lichen floras of an old forested mountain and a freshly afforestated mountain are significantly different, with only the temperature values showing no apparent difference. Lichens are therefore good indicators to follow the effects of forest management.