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ISSN Print: 2394-0530, ISSN Online: 2320-3862, NAAS Rating: 3.53

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Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies

2015, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A
Populations dynamics in sizes of wild Melissa officinalis L. (Lamiaceae) during the last decade in Armenia

Armine Abrahamyan, Arvids Barsevskis

This paper reports the results of five consecutive years of field studies conducted in Armenia from 2007-2011 to 1) study native populations’ habitats physical features, Melissa officinalis L., 2) assess the growth pattern and dynamics in populations’ sizes 3) identify the impact of certain habitat features on the population growth pattern. Field studies and eco-geographic surveys in respect with Maxted (1995) methodology were conducted to examine M. officinalis L. populations’ ecology. Researches exposed populations either expanding or dwindling in their sizes in different regions of Armenia. Certain habitat and environmental factors are identified as crucial for a population growth pattern over the study years. The study is essential for assessing M. officinalis L. populations’ vulnerability towards environmental deterioration and climate change impacts. This research provides a baseline dataset that can be used for the development of further conservation strategies of this important medicinal and culinary species in Armenia.
Logistic growths explicit the exponential grow in population until it approaches its carrying capacity (K).
Fig.: Logistic growths explicit the exponential grow in population until it approaches its carrying capacity (K).
Pages : 21-26 | 1007 Views | 20 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Armine Abrahamyan, Arvids Barsevskis. Populations dynamics in sizes of wild Melissa officinalis L. (Lamiaceae) during the last decade in Armenia. J Med Plants Stud 2015;3(1):21-26.
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