Evaluation of biocultural landscapes and associated ecosystem services in the region of Sula Lake in Turkey


Ciftcioglu G. C. , UZUN O., ERDURAN NEMUTLU F.

LANDSCAPE RESEARCH, cilt.41, ss.538-554, 2016 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 41 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/01426397.2016.1173659
  • Dergi Adı: LANDSCAPE RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.538-554

Özet

The purpose of this study was to evaluate biocultural landscapes and associated ecosystem services in the region of Sula Lake located in Konya Province of Turkey. Method of the study includes four stages. In the first stage, the biodiversity function of landscapes was identified by overlapping the maps of flora and fauna and then it was evaluated by using a 1-5 score system. Second, the cultural diversity function of landscapes was evaluated by site survey and literature review. The obtained data were evaluated according to the 11 criteria by using a 1-4 score system. The analysed data were transferred on to the maps. Third, the biocultural landscapes were designated by overlapping the maps of the biodiversity and cultural diversity functions of landscapes. Finally, major ecosystem services provided by the biocultural landscapes were examined by assessing the collected data on the biodiversity and cultural diversity functions of landscapes and review of literature.