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Effect of Slope Position on Soil Properties and Types Along an Elevation Gradient of Arasbaran Forest, Iran

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@article{IJASEIT589,
   author = {Hossein Rezaei and Ali Asghar Jafarzadeh and Ahmad Alijanpour and Farzin Shahbazi and Khalil Valizadeh Kamran},
   title = {Effect of Slope Position on Soil Properties and Types Along an Elevation Gradient of Arasbaran Forest, Iran},
   journal = {International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology},
   volume = {5},
   number = {6},
   year = {2015},
   pages = {449--456},
   keywords = {Arasbaran forest; Elevation gradient; Forest soil; Slope position; Soil type},
   abstract = {Sustainable development by forest managing need to identify forest ecosystem elements. Forest soil is the most important element of forest ecosystem that has key roles in forest managing. Therefore, studying of soil properties and evolution under different environmental conditions is necessary for sustainable management of forest ecosystems. Spatial variation of soil properties is significantly influenced by some environmental factors that slope position is one of them. The aim of this study was evaluating effects of slope position on forest soil change which was carried out in Arasbaran forest, North-West of Iran. Nine soil profiles were dug, described and sampled in three different parts of an altitudinal transect with same environmental conditions and different slope positions. Then soil samples were analysed physicaly and chemicaly and so classified based on Soil Taxonomy 2014. Also according to obtained results One-way analysis of variance was used to test relations of soil properties and slope positions. This results revealed significant effect of slope positions on thickness of the soil profile and solum, clay, organic carbon and total nitrogen percentages and cation exchange capacity at 5% level of confidence which lead to change of type, depth and sequence of soil horizons along altitudinal transect. Finally, it has found that slope position not only has important role in soil properties changes and soil evolution but also it can't be refused the various role and influence of same forest stand in different slope positions. Therefore various soils such as Inceptisols, Alfisols and Molisols were observed under different slope positions. Then it can be achieved that, because of special forest vegetation, soil evolution along altitudinal transect of forest ecosystems are differing from other ecosystems. Thus, for forest soil management program it is necessary to consider both of topography and vegetation effect over the area, even if one of them is constant.},
   issn = {2088-5334},
   publisher = {INSIGHT - Indonesian Society for Knowledge and Human Development},
   url = {http://ijaseit.insightsociety.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9&Itemid=1&article_id=589},
   doi = {10.18517/ijaseit.5.6.589}
}

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%A Rezaei, Hossein
%A Jafarzadeh, Ali Asghar
%A Alijanpour, Ahmad
%A Shahbazi, Farzin
%A Kamran, Khalil Valizadeh
%D 2015
%T Effect of Slope Position on Soil Properties and Types Along an Elevation Gradient of Arasbaran Forest, Iran
%B 2015
%9 Arasbaran forest; Elevation gradient; Forest soil; Slope position; Soil type
%! Effect of Slope Position on Soil Properties and Types Along an Elevation Gradient of Arasbaran Forest, Iran
%K Arasbaran forest; Elevation gradient; Forest soil; Slope position; Soil type
%X Sustainable development by forest managing need to identify forest ecosystem elements. Forest soil is the most important element of forest ecosystem that has key roles in forest managing. Therefore, studying of soil properties and evolution under different environmental conditions is necessary for sustainable management of forest ecosystems. Spatial variation of soil properties is significantly influenced by some environmental factors that slope position is one of them. The aim of this study was evaluating effects of slope position on forest soil change which was carried out in Arasbaran forest, North-West of Iran. Nine soil profiles were dug, described and sampled in three different parts of an altitudinal transect with same environmental conditions and different slope positions. Then soil samples were analysed physicaly and chemicaly and so classified based on Soil Taxonomy 2014. Also according to obtained results One-way analysis of variance was used to test relations of soil properties and slope positions. This results revealed significant effect of slope positions on thickness of the soil profile and solum, clay, organic carbon and total nitrogen percentages and cation exchange capacity at 5% level of confidence which lead to change of type, depth and sequence of soil horizons along altitudinal transect. Finally, it has found that slope position not only has important role in soil properties changes and soil evolution but also it can't be refused the various role and influence of same forest stand in different slope positions. Therefore various soils such as Inceptisols, Alfisols and Molisols were observed under different slope positions. Then it can be achieved that, because of special forest vegetation, soil evolution along altitudinal transect of forest ecosystems are differing from other ecosystems. Thus, for forest soil management program it is necessary to consider both of topography and vegetation effect over the area, even if one of them is constant.
%U http://ijaseit.insightsociety.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9&Itemid=1&article_id=589
%R doi:10.18517/ijaseit.5.6.589
%J International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology
%V 5
%N 6
%@ 2088-5334

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Hossein Rezaei,Ali Asghar Jafarzadeh,Ahmad Alijanpour,Farzin Shahbazi and Khalil Valizadeh Kamran,"Effect of Slope Position on Soil Properties and Types Along an Elevation Gradient of Arasbaran Forest, Iran," International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 449-456, 2015. [Online]. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.18517/ijaseit.5.6.589.

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TY  - JOUR
AU  - Rezaei, Hossein
AU  - Jafarzadeh, Ali Asghar
AU  - Alijanpour, Ahmad
AU  - Shahbazi, Farzin
AU  - Kamran, Khalil Valizadeh
PY  - 2015
TI  - Effect of Slope Position on Soil Properties and Types Along an Elevation Gradient of Arasbaran Forest, Iran
JF  - International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology; Vol. 5 (2015) No. 6
Y2  - 2015
SP  - 449
EP  - 456
SN  - 2088-5334
PB  - INSIGHT - Indonesian Society for Knowledge and Human Development
KW  - Arasbaran forest; Elevation gradient; Forest soil; Slope position; Soil type
N2  - Sustainable development by forest managing need to identify forest ecosystem elements. Forest soil is the most important element of forest ecosystem that has key roles in forest managing. Therefore, studying of soil properties and evolution under different environmental conditions is necessary for sustainable management of forest ecosystems. Spatial variation of soil properties is significantly influenced by some environmental factors that slope position is one of them. The aim of this study was evaluating effects of slope position on forest soil change which was carried out in Arasbaran forest, North-West of Iran. Nine soil profiles were dug, described and sampled in three different parts of an altitudinal transect with same environmental conditions and different slope positions. Then soil samples were analysed physicaly and chemicaly and so classified based on Soil Taxonomy 2014. Also according to obtained results One-way analysis of variance was used to test relations of soil properties and slope positions. This results revealed significant effect of slope positions on thickness of the soil profile and solum, clay, organic carbon and total nitrogen percentages and cation exchange capacity at 5% level of confidence which lead to change of type, depth and sequence of soil horizons along altitudinal transect. Finally, it has found that slope position not only has important role in soil properties changes and soil evolution but also it can't be refused the various role and influence of same forest stand in different slope positions. Therefore various soils such as Inceptisols, Alfisols and Molisols were observed under different slope positions. Then it can be achieved that, because of special forest vegetation, soil evolution along altitudinal transect of forest ecosystems are differing from other ecosystems. Thus, for forest soil management program it is necessary to consider both of topography and vegetation effect over the area, even if one of them is constant.
UR  - http://ijaseit.insightsociety.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9&Itemid=1&article_id=589
DO  - 10.18517/ijaseit.5.6.589

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RT Journal Article
ID 589
A1 Rezaei, Hossein
A1 Jafarzadeh, Ali Asghar
A1 Alijanpour, Ahmad
A1 Shahbazi, Farzin
A1 Kamran, Khalil Valizadeh
T1 Effect of Slope Position on Soil Properties and Types Along an Elevation Gradient of Arasbaran Forest, Iran
JF International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology
VO 5
IS 6
YR 2015
SP 449
OP 456
SN 2088-5334
PB INSIGHT - Indonesian Society for Knowledge and Human Development
K1 Arasbaran forest; Elevation gradient; Forest soil; Slope position; Soil type
AB Sustainable development by forest managing need to identify forest ecosystem elements. Forest soil is the most important element of forest ecosystem that has key roles in forest managing. Therefore, studying of soil properties and evolution under different environmental conditions is necessary for sustainable management of forest ecosystems. Spatial variation of soil properties is significantly influenced by some environmental factors that slope position is one of them. The aim of this study was evaluating effects of slope position on forest soil change which was carried out in Arasbaran forest, North-West of Iran. Nine soil profiles were dug, described and sampled in three different parts of an altitudinal transect with same environmental conditions and different slope positions. Then soil samples were analysed physicaly and chemicaly and so classified based on Soil Taxonomy 2014. Also according to obtained results One-way analysis of variance was used to test relations of soil properties and slope positions. This results revealed significant effect of slope positions on thickness of the soil profile and solum, clay, organic carbon and total nitrogen percentages and cation exchange capacity at 5% level of confidence which lead to change of type, depth and sequence of soil horizons along altitudinal transect. Finally, it has found that slope position not only has important role in soil properties changes and soil evolution but also it can't be refused the various role and influence of same forest stand in different slope positions. Therefore various soils such as Inceptisols, Alfisols and Molisols were observed under different slope positions. Then it can be achieved that, because of special forest vegetation, soil evolution along altitudinal transect of forest ecosystems are differing from other ecosystems. Thus, for forest soil management program it is necessary to consider both of topography and vegetation effect over the area, even if one of them is constant.
LK http://ijaseit.insightsociety.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9&Itemid=1&article_id=589
DO  - 10.18517/ijaseit.5.6.589