Investigations on airborne pollen grains in the atmosphere of Tekirdağ


Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Uludağ Üniversitesi, Turkey

Approval Date: 2007

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: PERİHAN ERKAN

Supervisor: ADEM BIÇAKÇI

Abstract:

A continuous aeropalynological survey of the atmosphere of Tekirdağ was carried out from January 2002 to January 2004 by means of the gravimetric method using Durham apparatus. Weekly pollen grains in per cm2 were calculated. During two years, a total of 7183 pollen grains/cm2 which belong to 45 taxa, 25 taxa of total belong to arboreal (AP) and 20 of total non-arboreal (NAP) plants, and unidentified pollen grains (2 pollen) were recorded. In 2002, 3462 pollen grains and in 2003, 3721 pollen grains were recorded. Total pollen grains consisted of 64.09 % grains from arboreal plants, 35.88 % grains from non-arboreal plants. Pollen from the following taxa we also found to be prevalent in the atmosphere of Tekirdağ; Cupressaceae/Taxaceae, Pinus spp., Graminae, Chenopodiaceae/Amaranthaceae, Quercus spp., Xanthium spp., Juglans spp., Platanus spp., Aesculus spp., Fraxinus spp., Oleaceae, Salix spp., Plantago spp., Rumex spp., Artemisia spp., Betulaceae.