Title: Soil loss prediction using universal soil loss equation (USLE) simulation model in a mountainous area in Aglasun district, Turkey
Authors: Hacisalihoglu, Sezgin ×
Mert, Ahmet
Negiz, M. Guevenc
Muys, Bart #
Issue Date: Jun-2010
Publisher: Academic journals
Series Title: African journal of biotechnology vol:9 issue:24 pages:3589-3594
Abstract: Land degradation and soil loss is a global event. Human induced pressures on the natural ecosystems are still in progress as well as conservation efforts. The need for sufficient knowledge and data for decision makers is obvious hence the present study was carried out. The study area, the Aglasun district, is in the middle west of Turkey and is characterized by a cold and sub-humid Mediterranean climate. The mountainous area is mostly covered with average low canopy closure of 11 - 40% of different forest species (52% of the study area). Universal soil loss equation (USLE) simulation model was used to predict the soil loss amounts in the study area. The results show that the predicted average soil loss amount is 7.38 (ton/ha/year). The average soil depth is about 35 cm and the soil loss tolerance limit is widely exceeded in the study area.
ISSN: 1684-5315
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division Forest, Nature and Landscape Research
× corresponding author
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