Variation of macro-aggregate stability and organic matter fractions in the basin of Saraykoy II Irrigation Dam, Cankiri, Turkey

Basaran M. , Erpul G., Ozcan A. U.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.17, no.2, pp.224-239, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Page Numbers: pp.224-239


Spatial correlation and spatial patterns of organic matter fractions and water-stable aggregates (WSA) may be used for monitoring and management of soils and vegetation cover to prevent sedimentation and ecosystem degradation in a basin. In this study, we investigated total organic matter (TOM), particulate organic matter (POM), mineralogical organic matter (MOM) and WSA of the soils in the basin of Saraykoy II Irrigation Dam, Cankiri, Turkey, using classical statistics and geostatistics. The site selected for this research contained two adjacent land-use types, which were grassland and mixed woodland. A total of 158 and 153 disturbed soil samples were collected with irregular intervals from the 0-10 cm mineral soil layers in the grassland and woodland, respectively.