Impact of Forest Road Construction on Topsoil Erosion and Hydro-Physical Soil Properties in a Semi-Arid Mountainous Ecosystem in Turkey


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HACISALİHOĞLU S. , GÜMÜŞ S. , KEZİK U. , Karadag H.

POLISH JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, cilt.28, ss.113-121, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.15244/pjoes/81615
  • Dergi Adı: POLISH JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.113-121

Özet

This study aimed at pointing out the environmental importance of road construction in a semi-arid high mountainous area on soil erosion and some important soil properties throughout the forest road. In total 60 soil samples in both forest and open area were collected from topsoil (0-20 cm) of a cut slope, fill slope, and control points along with a forest road route. The soil properties were determined in the laboratory and the soil loss amounts were determined by way of an Allgemeine Boden Abtrags Gleichung (ABAG) simulation model.