UTILISATION POTENTIALS OF MAQUIS SHRUBLAND IN SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE DESIGN


Kaya L. G., Elinc Z., Baktir I., Elinc H.

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND ECOLOGY, vol.17, no.4, pp.1357-1369, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND ECOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1357-1369
  • Keywords: maquis areas, sustainability, planning, natural landscaping, cultural landscapes, MANAGEMENT, GREECE, TURKEY
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

In Turkey, about 7.5 million ha of maquis shrubland are basically found in the Mediterranean region. The characteristics of the ecological conditions in the region help the maquis components to continue their existence even under the least maintenance circumstances and hard conditions. Maquis areas are, nevertheless, being steadily destroyed in Turkey due to construction and urban design as in the other Mediterranean countries. This study was planned in three stages. Firstly, the protected maquis areas located in the parks of Antalya City are to be assessed. Secondly, a 3D Project presentation on transformation of present natural maquis areas into cultural landscaping with simple interferences is to be prepared. Finally, the reasons of maquis protection in the coastal regions and the utilisation ways within the light of sustainability term are to be explained by using examples. The aim of the study is to determine the advantages of maquis areas which can be used in the suitable landscaping in their nature. It is also an idea that this study may help to increase the utilisation of these maquis areas in cultural landscaping during planning studies in the future.