of a socio-economic dimension to the prioritization of combating erosion
applications: Antalya case study
Forest Engineering, Faculty of Forestry, KarabŁk University, Karabuk,
Author E-mail: ufukcoşgun@karabuk.edu.tr
Multivariate analyses techniques
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.
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
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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