An aerobiological study on pollen grains in the atmosphere of North-West Turkey

Çelenk S., Canıtez Y., Bıçakçı A., Sapan N., Malyer H.

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, vol.158, pp.365-380, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 158
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10661-008-0590-1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.365-380


A continuous aerobiological survey of the atmosphere of Bursa was carried out from 1st January 2003 to 31st December 2004 by means of the volumetric method using a Lanzoni trap. During 2 years, a total of 57,124 pollen grains/m(3), which belonged to 66 taxa and 869 unidentified pollen grains, were recorded. In the region investigated, Pinus sp., Olea sp., Platanus sp., Cupressaceae/Taxaceae, Quercus sp., Poaceae, Moraceae, Urticaceae, and Castanea sp. were responsible for the greatest amounts of pollen. During the study period, the pollen concentration reached the highest level in May. A correlation analyses was made between the daily fluctuations of the main pollen types and meteorological parameters.