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A. H. Gharehsheikhloo, M. R. Vahabi, H. R. Karimzadeh. Classification of Range Habitat and Determintion of Plant Communities in Karkas Mountainsides, Central Iran . JWSS. 2010; 14 (53) :75-86
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In order to classify and determine the plant communities in Karkas mountainsides, central Iran, quantitative data of 46 environmental characteristics including climate (12 characteristics), soil (26 characteristics), geology and physiology (8 characteristics), were analyzed based on partial Euclidean distance indicator using minimum variation method. The results showed the clustered separation of studied sites at 68% similarity level with three different growth places. Of these 46 factors, 24 factors (8 climate characteristics and 16 soil characteristics) were effective in this classification at 95% certainty level. Only 24 of these 46 factors were effective in this classification at 95% certainty level. These 24 effective factors were divided into 8 climate and 16 soil characteristics. In another classification, combinational percentage index of 17 plant species were investigated as an effective factor in separating growth place and determining the plant communities. Result of cluster classification indicated that the studied sites cold be classified to 3 habitats.
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Received: 2010/12/27 | Published: 2010/10/15

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