In-situ soil carbon dioxide flux measurement from forest floor in Karasu Forests in Western Black Sea Region of Turkey

H. V. Oral, M. Güney, M. A. Kucuker, T. T. Onay, N. Copty, O. Yenigün

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to measure the in-situ carbon dioxide emissions from forest floors in forested and deforested areas in Karasu Forests in Western Black Sea Region of Turkey. Carbon dioxide emissions from forest floors are one of the main reasons of increasing the carbon concentration in the atmosphere. Deforestation, releases CO2 to the atmosphere because carbon stored in the organic matter of trees and soils is oxidized during the processes of removing the forests. Closed dynamic soil respiration chamber measurement equipment CIRAS-2 SRC-1 (PP systems, Hitchin, UK) is used to measure in-situ the forest floor CO2 flux from the study area. The following environmental parameters as follows are also determined: Soil moisture, temperature, pH, organic material content and soil texture. Statistical analyses were performed to demonstrate significant differences among soil parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics 2008
Pages2115-2125
Number of pages11
Volume3
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics 2008 - Goa, India
Duration: Oct 1 2008Oct 6 2008

Publication series

Name12th International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics 2008
Volume3

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics 2008
CountryIndia
CityGoa
Period10/1/0810/6/08

Keywords

  • Climate change
  • Forest floor
  • In-situ carbon dioxide measurement
  • Karasu Village
  • Turkey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Applied Mathematics

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