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An overview of the coastal zone plant diversity and management strategies in the mediterranean region of Turkey

  • Münir Öztürk
  • Aykut Güvensen
  • Çiğdem Görk
  • Güven Görk

Abstract

The Mediterranean basin has served as the cradle for well known civilizations [1]. Its favourable environmental conditions have attracted humans towards the coastal parts for thousands of years and they exploited the land very severely, thus resulting in the degradation of this complex ecosystem [2]. During the last few decades the basin has become a focus of attention for scientists and several projects have been followed [3–6]. Turkey is one of the countries with a long coastline in the basin including the Mediterranean Sea and Aegean Sea with a total length of 5,191 km [4]. The high mountain ranges run in close proximity to the shoreline allowing some of the rivers to form fertile alluvial plains. Due to the varying geological features, the coastline is highly indented embodying several bays and coves serving as the main area for tourism and recreation as well as other coastal uses.

Keywords

Coastal Zone Coastal Dune Dominant Cation Dominant Anion Teucrium Polium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Münir Öztürk
    • 1
  • Aykut Güvensen
    • 2
  • Çiğdem Görk
    • 3
  • Güven Görk
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Environmental StudiesEge UniversityBornova-IzmirTurkey
  2. 2.Biology DepartmentEge UniversityBornova-IzmirTurkey
  3. 3.Biology DepartmentMugla UniversityMuglaTurkey

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