International Conference on Agriculture, Forest, Food Sciences and Technologies, Nevşehir, Turkey, 15 - 17 May 2017, vol.1, no.1, pp.884-885
Wetlands have great importance for ecological diversity, but they are degradated with misuse
because of not knowing their potentials. Determining the factors of ecological characteristics
for wetlands is one of the most important steps for wetland management. The objectives of
this study were to determine biodiversity of wetlands in Erzurum province and to prepare
database for the similar studies on wetlands and wetland plant species. Erzurum province has
great potential for wetlands based upon the definition by the Ramsar Agreement. This study
was covered the area of A8, A9 and B8 squares by the Davis Gridding Method in Erzurum.
All important areas including rivers, creeks, channels, temporary wetlands, lakes and high
ground-water areas within the study area were investigated. Totally in 287 sampling points
within 6 main locations plant species were determined and herbariums for 110 plant species
were established. 96 plant species belong to 41 families were determined. Among theses
species, 29 families were obtained in Karsau location, 25 family in Serçeme Stream Location,
25 families in Aras River Location, 26 families in Oltu Stream Location, 31 families in
Tortum Stream Location and 24 families in Çoruh River Location.