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dc.contributor.authorUzun, Serir
dc.contributor.authorYıldız, Oktay
dc.contributor.authorAksoy, Necmi
dc.contributor.authorSargıncı, Murat
dc.contributor.authorToprak, Bülent
dc.contributor.authorMüderrisoğlu, Haldun
dc.identifier.citationUzun, S., Çakır, G., Yıldız, O., Aksoy, N., Sargıncı, M., Toprak, B., & Müderrisoğlu, H. (2021). The impact of recreational use on land cover at Uludağ National Park (Turkey). Forestist, 71(3),158–166.en_US
dc.description.abstracthe intense pressure resulting from population growth and urbanization along with technology has created the need for utilizing natural areas for tourism and recreational purposes and has necessitated the protection, development, and planning of natural resources for people to benefit from. Due to the importance of determining temporal changes within the framework of the protection-use balance, this study examined the changes occurring within the recreational areas of the Uludağ National Park between the years 1970 and 2010 from human use. As a result of the recreational facilities offered to visitors, an average of 550 000 people benefits annually from the area, which was designated as a national park in 1961. The study included the camping and picnic sites of Sarıalan, Çobankaya, Kirazlıyayla, and Karabelen situated within the park and the ski site of the first development zone. High-resolution satellite images and aerial photographs of the areas at different dates were employed. The temporal changes in the selected areas were analyzed by digital image processing with the help of the geographic information system. Upon examining the impact of the recreational use changes occurring on the land cover, it was revealed that building areas had increased by 15 ha (2.57%), road areas by 21 ha (7.89%), and bare land areas by 67 ha (.53%), while the meadowland areas had decreased by 223 ha (119.37%). The forested areas had increased by 78 ha (48.93%), woodland areas by 79 ha (59.37%) and were not adversely affected, mainly due to the protection status of the park. © 2022 by the authors.en_US
dc.publisherIstanbul University-Cerrahpasaen_US
dc.subjectLand use/cover changeen_US
dc.subjectnatural landen_US
dc.subjectremote sensingen_US
dc.titleThe Impact of Recreational Use on Land Cover at Uludağ National Park (Turkey)en_US
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıen_US
dc.departmentMeslek Yüksekokulları, Gümüşhane Meslek Yüksekokulu, Ormancılık Bölümüen_US
dc.contributor.institutionauthorÇakır, Günay

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