Pollution caused by peoples' use for socio-economic purposes (agricultural, recreation and tourism) in the Golcuk Plain Settlement at Bozdag Plateau (Odemis-Izmir/Turkey): a case study


ÖZTÜRK KURTASLAN B., Demirel O.

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, cilt.175, ss.419-430, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 175
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10661-010-1540-2
  • Dergi Adı: ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.419-430

Özet

Mountainous areas, which form the largest geography of our country and are called reserves of resources owing to their difficulty of accessibility, have been increasingly under threat of exploitation and overuse in recent years. The area in question from among the mountainous areas, which are sensitive ecosystems with their environmental components, is the Bozdag mass located in Golcuk Plateau Settlement, which has been subject to intensive construction and use. This study is intended to reveal the current uses of Golcuk Plateau (agricultural, recreation, and tourism) and determine the sources and effects of pollution as a result of these uses and aims at revealing how the permanent residents of Golcuk Plateau Settlement on Bozdag Plateau, which is a center of attraction with respect of recreation and tourism activities, and those who go there only in certain periods, use the environment for tourism and recreational purposes, and determine their positive and negative impacts on environment through SWOT analysis.