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        Abstract - Issue Sep 2017, 38 (5)                                                                                                             Back

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Integration of a socio-economic dimension to the prioritization of combating erosion applications: Antalya case study



Department of Forest Engineering, Faculty of Forestry, KarabŁk University, Karabuk, 78100,Turkey

*Corresponding Author E-mail: ufukcoş




Key words

Erosion Desertification,

Factor Analyses,

Multivariate analyses techniques




Publication Data

Paper received : 16.08.2016

Revised received : 24.06.2017

Accepted : 28.06.2017



Aim: The objective of this study was to prioritize the regions in Antalya by taking into consideration the factors causing erosion and desertification.


Methodology: Materials used in the study include technical factors, such as soil depth, inclination spectrum, land use types and forest stand productivity, as well asvarious socio-economic factors like proportion of forest village populations, coverage of agricultural fields, number of ovine and cattle, coverage of pastures, intensity of grazing, socio-economic development values, educational level, employment state and forest crimes. The data set obtained from those technical and socio-economic materials was assessed using multivariate analyses techniques.


Results: The towns in Antalya have been sequenced according the priorities in erosion prevention studies and the approach to be taken on the appropriate erosion prevention investment was assessed by evaluating how the resources could rationally be used and which regions should be prioritized.


Interpretation: The technical and socio-economic indicators established by this study have resulted in the identification of factors that can be used to select the priority areas. Based on the districts of Antalya, Gazipaşa, Kumluca, Finike and GŁndoğmuş districts are placed in one group within the scope of the study, in order to prioritize the areas of activity for combating desertification and erosion. The districts of Elmalı and Serik are placed in another group, while the districts of Kaş, Manavgat and Korkuteli are in yet another group. The Central District of Antalya comprise a group of its own. These groups should be taken into consideration when implementing activities for the rational use of resources.



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