Project title: Patterns of variation in leaf traits in Anatolian populations of Quercus robur [Quercus robur‘un Anadolu popülasyonlarında yaprak karakterlerinde değişkenlik örüntüleri]
Project leader: Çağatay Tavşanoğlu
Project personnel: Elif Deniz Ülker (MSc Student), Utku Perktaş (Researcher)
Financial support: Hacettepe University Scientific Research Projects Coordination Unit
Aims: We aimed to investigate the variation patterns in leaf traits in Quercus robur, which is a oak species distributed throughout Turkey. We asked the question if geographic, topographic, and climatic variables have any effect on shaping the leaf trait variability in Q. robur.
Study area: Turkey
Methods: Leaf collection from several populations in the field, scanning to store the leaves as digital images, dry mass measurements, digital measurements of leaf traits, estimation of SLA