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Type of publication: Tezės kituose recenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Theses in other peer-reviewed publications (T1e)
Field of Science: Ekologija ir aplinkotyra / Ecology and environmental sciences (N012)
Author(s): Česnakaitė, Irma;Dėdelė, Audrius;Miškinytė, Auksė
Title: Distribution of allergenic tree species in Kaunas
Is part of: Smart Bio : ICSB 3rd international conference, 02-04 May 2019, Kaunas, Lithuania : abstract book / Vytautas Magnus university. Panevėžys : UAB "Reklamos forma", 2019, Nr. 3
Extent: p. 284-284
Date: 2019
Keywords: Urban green spaces;Urban environment;Pollen;Tree species
Abstract: Urban green spaces are the most known elements of an urban environment. Urban vegetation is related not only with numerous health benefits, but also with potential risks. Anemophilous pollen grains of many trees are one of the most important allergy factors in humans. Varies studies have showed that the prevalence of allergic diseases is constantly increasing in the world. Particularly important are surrounding living place with a large number of allergic trees. The aim of this study was to determine the distribution of allergic tree species in Kaunas city. The object of the study was Kaunas city allergenic tree species which have high pollen production: birch, alder, hazel, oak, maple and ash. The data were selected from the inventory of Kaunas green areas and the analysis was made using ArcGIS 10.3 software. The results indicated that the most prevalent allergenic tree species in Kaunas are maple (44 %) and birch (28 %). Alder (1 %) and hazel (1 %) are very rare. The highest number of allergenic trees was found in Dainava district (24 %). Furthermore, Dainava district has the highest population density in Kaunas city. Ash (37 %) and birch (27 %) are the most common species in this district of the city
Affiliation(s): Aplinkotyros katedra
Gamtos mokslų fakultetas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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