Slope length effects on microbial biomass and activity of eroded sediments


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Kara O., Sensoy H., Bolat I.

JOURNAL OF SOILS AND SEDIMENTS, vol.10, no.3, pp.434-439, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11368-010-0192-8
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF SOILS AND SEDIMENTS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.434-439
  • Keywords: C(mic)/C(org) percentage, Microbial biomass, qCO(2), Slope length, Soil erosion, METABOLIC QUOTIENT, EXTRACTION METHOD, ORGANIC-CARBON, SOIL, EROSION, RUNOFF, TURKEY, RATIOS
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Due to climatic and topographic conditions, soil erosion is a major problem in Turkey; approximately 86% of the land is suffering from some degree of erosion. This study investigated the relationship between bare soil slope length and the erosion-induced degradation of soil quality and the loss of carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) from the microbial biomass in eroded sediment in the Western Black Sea Region of Turkey.