The effect of post-wildfire management practices on vegetation recovery: Insights from the Sapadere fire, Antalya, Türkiye

Cihan Yıldız, Resul Çömert, Hakan Tanyaş, Abdüssamet Yılmaz, Abdullah Akbaş, Semih Sami Akay, Ömer Yetemen, Tolga Görüm*

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Özet

Post-wildfire management actions mainly targeting the removal of salvage logs and burned trees is a common but controversial practice. Although it aims to regain some of the natural and economic value of a forest, it also requires disturbing burned areas, which may have some negative consequences affecting, for instance, the carbon cycle, soil erosion, and vegetation cover. Observations from different geographic settings contribute to this scientific debate, and yet, the spatiotemporal evolution of the post-fire road network developed as part of fire management practices and its influence on vegetation recovery has been rarely examined. Specifically, we still lack observations from Türkiye, though wildfires are a common event. This research examined the evolution of the vegetation cover in relation to post-fire road constructions and the resultant debris materials in areas affected by the 2017 Sapadere fire in Antalya, Türkiye. We used multi-sensor, multi-temporal optical satellite data and monitored the variation in both vegetation cover and road network from the pre-to post-fire periods between 2014 and 2021. Our results showed that fire management practices almost doubled the road network in the post-fire period, from 487 km to 900 km. Overall, 7% of the burned area was affected by these practices. As a result, vegetation cover in those areas shows only ∼50% recovery, whereas undisturbed areas exhibit ∼100% recovery 5 years after the event. Notably, such spatiotemporal analysis carried out for different burned areas would provide a better insight into the most suitable post-fire management practices. Our findings, in particular, show that the current practices need to be revisited as they cause a delay in vegetation recovery.

Orijinal dilİngilizce
Makale numarası1174155
DergiFrontiers in Earth Science
Hacim11
DOI'lar
Yayın durumuYayınlandı - 2023

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Copyright © 2023 Yıldız, Çömert, Tanyaş, Yılmaz, Akbaş, Akay, Yetemen and Görüm.

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This work was funded by the Istanbul Technical University BAP project [grant number TGA-2019-41755] and 2232 International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers Program of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye (TUBITAK) through grant 118C329. The financial support received from TUBITAK does not indicate that the publication’s content is approved in a scientific sense by TUBITAK. Data sources are listed below for the given datasets: SPOT images (Istanbul Technical University Implementation and Research Center for Satellite Communications and Remote Sensing); Sentinel-2 images (European Space Agency); Soil, geology, and Forest management maps (General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration (MTA) and Forest Enterprise Directorate, Antalya Regional Directorate). This work was funded by the Istanbul Technical University BAP project [grant number TGA-2019-41755] and 2232 International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers Program of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye (TUBITAK) through grant 118C329. The financial support received from TUBITAK does not indicate that the publication’s content is approved in a scientific sense by TUBITAK. Data sources are listed below for the given datasets: SPOT images (Istanbul Technical University Implementation and Research Center for Satellite Communications and Remote Sensing); Sentinel-2 images (European Space Agency); Soil, geology, and Forest management maps (General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration (MTA) and Forest Enterprise Directorate, Antalya Regional Directorate).

FinansörlerFinansör numarası
Antalya Regional Directorate
Forest Enterprise Directorate
Istanbul Technical University Implementation and Research Center for Satellite Communications and Remote Sensing
European Space Agency
Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Araştırma Kurumu118C329
Istanbul Teknik ÜniversitesiTGA-2019-41755

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