Yusuf Kurucu

Yusuf Kurucu
Ege University · Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition

PhD, Prof

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Introduction
Yusuf Kurucu currently works at the Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition of Agricultural Faculty, Ege University. Yusuf does research in Soil Science, Agricultural Plant Science, Environmental Science, Remote Sensing and GIS . Their current project is 'Conservation , Biology and Population Genetic of Tertiary Relict Phoenix theophrasti (Datça Date Palm)'. And also working for a projectc on "Drought management for uninterrupted food production".
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August 1994 - present
Ege University
Position
  • Professor
August 1994 - present
Ege University
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Soil scientist, land use planning and land consolidation, rural development, remote sensing and GIS

Publications

Publications (76)
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In order to manage the drought caused by changing climatic conditions, the reactions of the soils against the water scarcity must be known. In this research, drought-sensitive soil map was made in Izmir province by using soil properties which are effective in the resistance of soils to drought. These properties were examined in a GIS based model un...
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Uzaktan algılama, coğrafi bilgi sistemleri ile birlikte coğrafyanın veri kaynakları ve çalışma yöntemlerinin önemli bir bölümünü oluşturmaktadır. Ancak, uzaktan algılamanın - özellikle Türkçe literatürde - coğrafya disiplini içerisinde kullanım alanlarının yeterince bilinmemesi bizi bu yayının hazırlanmasına yönlendirmiştir. Elinizdeki bu kitap coğ...
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The use of remote sensing techniques and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for agricultural activities is becoming increasingly popular. Benefitting from remote sensing, essential functions, including cropland coverage estimation and monitoring, can be achieved. As the reflectance values of the same product type can differ with respect to soil...
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Agriculture is an important national strategic sector for the nutrition, employment, and development of all countries worldwide. The world is faced with the danger of starvation, especially due to the climatic changes in the recent years and global warming. Turkey is also in a region that is influenced by climate change. To provide food for the gro...
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With the latest development and increasing availability of high spatial resolution sensors, earth observation technology offers a viable solution for crop identification and management. There is a strong need to produce accurate, reliable and up to date crop type maps for sustainable agriculture monitoring and management. In this study, RapidEye, t...
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Chromic and Rhodic Luvisols, otherwise known as the Red Mediterranean Soils or the Terra Rossa, show marked textural differences and genetic peculiarities within their profile.
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RendzicLeptosols are located only along the sloping and undulating topographies of the Aegean and Mediterranean parts of the Turkey.
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Regosols are developed on gravelly, sandy, silty, and clayey sediments rich in carbonate contents and transported by surface flow or by rivers and deposited to paleolakes and seas. The setting of sediments varies due to the transporting agents. Deposited materials exposed to the surface are easily eroded by tectonic movements. Based on their mode o...
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The most influential feature of the earth's electromagnetic energy reflectance properties are its color and moisture content. In addition, mineral composition is another important feature that affects reflection values of surface soil. Geotite (FeOOH) gives yellow color, calcite (CaCO3) and quartz are light and humus gives dark color, while the soi...
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The Kucuk Menderes Basin is important for plant production and today, many temperate fruit species, vegetables and field crops are cultivated commercially in this region. Due to the increase in temperature and the decrease in rainfall, it is likely that the species grown will change. In this study, downscaling models based on artificial neural netw...
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Reflection values of electromagnetic reflections of cotton planted area for using determination on remotely sensed data
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Agricultural production systems and worldwide expectations are currently changing due to the developments in science, technology and industry. It is urgent for the global community to be aware of sustainable development-conservation and sustainable use of natural resources to reach their targets. Industrial activities in the municipality of Izmir a...
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Havza ölçeğinde doğal ve kültürel peyzajların planlanması, korunması ve yönetiminin ülkemizde son yıllarda önem kazanması, bu ölçek ve içerikte peyzaj politikaları üretilmesini öncelikli hale getirmektedir. Yerelin bilgisi ve sürece katılımı, sektörel ve bütünleşik stratejiler üretilmesi (süreci) peyzaj politikalarının içeriğini oluşturmaktadır. Ha...
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The rapid urbanization and industrialization experienced in Globe as well as Turkey especially in the last 30 years, causes a constant demand for new land. On the other hand, the requirement for an increase in food production caused by increasing population requires preservation of agricultural lands. Unfortunately, up until today, the balance of l...
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Recently, rapid urbanisation has been triggered by a population increase in coastal areas caused especially by migration, commercial development and tourism. Sever damage to natural resources, particularly in the agricultural soils have resulted in a rise in rural unemployment, as well as creating economic and ecological problems. The original popu...
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Accurate and reliable information regarding crop yields and soil conditions of agricultural fields are essential for the sustainable management of agricultural areas. The increasing necessity of the food due to the high population, global climate change and rapid urbanisation, the sustainable management of the agricultural resources is becoming mor...
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The objective of this study was to examine the contribution of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images in determining and monitoring some of the main soil properties. In this research, seven SAR images (2 of RADARSAT-1 and 5 of ENVISAT ASAR) were gathered between April and October 2006. An ASTER image of May 2006 that belonged to the same area was al...
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The objective of this study was to investigate key relations between tractor utility and production activities; crop pattern, culture, etc., and soil characteristics which are basics of mechanization layer of the dynamic land and agricultural planning using GIS technology. A survey based study was conducted in the Aegean Region (in the provinces of...
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The spatial and spectral resolutions of satellite imaging systems have increased rapidly in recent years. This rapid development makes satellite images more useful for agricultural purposes and data accuracy. In general visible and near-infrared (NIR) wavelength portions of the electromagnetic spectrum are used in remote sensing in agricultural stu...
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Olive is one of the economic agricultural crops of Aegean Region. Tn order to be able to implement agricultural policies effectively and revise, an inventory of olive groves nmst be geographically known and recorded. Today, the olive planted area is in a greater extend can be determined more precisely in a short time through high resolution satelli...
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It is necessary to monitor the crop pattern in parcel level and to obtain the data having agricultural statistic value to ensure that the national agricultural policies are implemented in a more rational and effective way. It is known that the most common means used to apply agricultural policies are premium - support systems. However, inaccuracies...
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Natural habitats and ecological systems provide living space for one or more living beings, and they are the source of biodiversity on Earth. Integrity of ecosystems impetuously collapse due to unplanned urbanisation, misuse of lands and excessive consumption of natural resources by human beings. Additionally, monitoring studies are not sufficient...
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Arsenic, along with Hg, Sb, B, Li and F, is one of the important components of geothermal waters. In regions where geothermal waters are found abundantly, the arsenic content of these waters easily mixes into the watersheds and rivers. WHO reports the limit values of 10 mu g/1 for drinking waters, 19 mu g/1 for protection of aquatic life and FAO (F...
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Olive cultivation is very common in the Aegean region of Turkey and the sloping lands of this region face with severe erosion due to intensive cultivation practices. Erosion rapidly leads to infertile lands owing to detritions of the most productive top layer of soil and removal of soil to low lands on the slope. The level of erosion in olive-plant...
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Differentiating elements of developed and developing societies are basically population, industrialisation, energy and ecological environment. This phenomenon, which is based on the four essential elements, is the key of a life where all creatures in the life cycle and their sustainable interactions exist and their negative issues are predictable....
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Olive cultivation is very common in Aegean Region of Turkey and the sloping lands of this region face with severe erosion due to intensive cultivation practices. Erosion rapidly leads to infertile lands owing to detritions of the most productive top layer of soil and removal of soil to low lands on the slope. The level of erosion in olive-plantatio...
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Cutting-edge remote sensing technology has a significant role for managing the natural resources as well as the any other applications about the earth observation. Crop monitoring is the one of these applications since remote sensing provides us accurate, up-to-date and cost-effective information about the crop types at the different temporal and s...
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Arsenic, along with Hg, Sb, B, Li and F, is one of the important components of geothermal waters. In regions where geothermal waters are found abundantly, the arsenic content of these waters easily mixes into the watersheds and rivers. WHO reports the limit values of 10 μg/L for drinking waters, 19 μg/L for protection of aquatic life and 10 μg/L fo...
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Relationship between Highway Constructions and Natural Habitat, A Case Study of İzmir Highway. Natural habitats and ecological systems provide living space for one or more living beings, and they are the source of biodiversity on Earth. Integrity of ecosystems impetuously collapse due to unplanned urbanization, misuse of lands and excessive consump...
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Differentiating elements of developed and developing societies are basically population, industrialisation, energy and ecological environment. This phenomenon, which is based on the four essential elements, is the key of a life where all creatures in the life cycle and their sustainable interactions exist and their negative issues are predictable....
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The objective of this study was to investigate key relations between tractor utility and production activities; crop pattern, culture, etc., and soil characteristics which are basics of mechanization layer of the dynamic land and agricultural planning using GIS technology. A survey based study was conducted in the Aegean Region (in the provinces of...
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In this study, a total of 144 bulk soil samples were collected in cultivated and uncultivated sites in different areas for evaluation of the activity concentrations of 210Po and 210Pb. Moreover, 4 core samples were collected from four distinct reference points in the Gediz Basin in Turkey and investigated organic matter content, 210Po and 210Pb con...
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This research was planned to investigate the structural properties and soil mapping capability according to rules of the 7. Approximation Soil Taxonomic System of the region western part of the Büyük Menderes Basin by using Landsat satellite images in remote sensing technique. The data gathered from field observation about some soil properties and...
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1/100 000 scaled Environmental Management Plan of Istanbul Province has planned to use the green belt of Istanbul for agricultural purposes. One of the most important factors for the agricultural planning process is the protection of the water basins in Istanbul towards the fertilisers and pesticides pollutions. There are, in addition, other import...
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Providing the sustainable use of natural resources is very important while determining the urban planning and developing strategies. Also another important subject in terms of urban planning process is the identifying the limiting factors that affect urban settlement negatively. Therefore, the determination of the ecological thresholds is one of th...
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ZET Ulusal ve küresel anlamda, tarım alanlarının sürekli ve hızlı bir şekilde izlenmesi için Arazi Bilgi sistemleri kullanılmaktadır. Arazi kullanım bilgisi, ekonomiye dayalı politikaların ve çevresel konuların ele alınmasında önemli bir bileşendir. Bu amaçla farklı spektral, zamansal ve mekansal özelliklere sahip algılayıcılardan üretilen uzaktan...
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With this study, using remote sensing technique, a data base which covers data on the electromagnetic energy reflections of various kinds of plants has been formed with the purpose of determining crop patterns. A 1/5.000 scale cadastral map was used as topographic map for the purpose of using remote sensing technique more effectively and sensibly f...
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In this study, the contribution of SAR images to soil properties observations was investigated in a selected study area. In this respect, seven SAR images (2 of RADARSAT-1 and 5 of ENVISAT ASAR) gathered between April and October 2006. An SPOT-2 image of May 2006 that belongs to same area was used as an ancillary data. The study area is in the low...
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Toprakların fiziksel ve kimyasal özelliklerinin bilinmesi ve onların sürdürülebilir kullanımlarının sağlanması tarım sal verimlilikte çok önemlidir. Toprak özellikleri yatay ve dikey yönlerde ve oluşum koşullarına bağlı olarak değişiklikler gösterir. Değişimlerin belirlendiği geleneksel yöntemler zaman, işgücü ve özellikle maliyet yönünden önemli g...
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With this study, it was aimed to draw a potential erosion risk map needed to be used for planning the precautions against erosion, which is one of the biggest problems of our country, by using advanced techniques. An area of 1,126 km2 including Çeşme-Karaburun peninsula, which is located on the west coasts of Turkey, has been selected as study area...
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Aerial photographs and satellite image interpretation, field investigation and laboratory analyses were integrated with a geographic information system (GIS) to recognize and display terrain and soils characteristics of Kucuk Menderes plain, South of Izmir, Turkey. Seven geomorphologic units were recognized, these being: recent shore ridges and mar...
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The geographical inventory of hazelnut for the region is needed both for the protection of hazelnut cultivation fields in the city master plan of Istanbul and for the implementation of the hazelnut policy of the Ministry of Agriculture. Commonly cultivated between the northern latitudes of 36' and 41' under specific climate conditions, hazelnuts ar...
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For the protection of soil and water resources and providing the sustainable development in the Thrace region, a new model has been proposed for the best utilising the agricultural potential of the Thrace region where the cultivatable agricultural land covers about 82% of the total area. The model which has been taken into consideration in terms of...
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The earth zone will come into intensive and long-term dry periods. It is essential to take precautions mainly for providing continuous food production and saving and planning water supplies against this natural disaster which impacts will rapidly increase in the near future. In this project, a model has been proposed which will provide the optimum...
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The aim of this study is to monitor the vegetation biomass in the Beykoz district of Istanbul, the metropolis of Turkey, in order to compare the soil erosion classification map of 1987. The study was carried out in 2005. The IKONOS data were used to determine the detailed spatial estimates of plant community biomass which could be beneficial for su...
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Due to recent climate changes and variability, drought has become a serious threat to Turkey, and its monitoring is of the highest priority. Remote sensing has certain weaknesses for monitoring droughts. Monitoring moisture levels using merely optical images may be inadequate in some cases due to the existence of natural plant cover and agricultura...
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Due to the complex spatial structure of the earth surface, obtaining a detailed and accurate land use/land cover (LULC) classification results with satellite data have still been problematic. The overall goal of this research is to compare the pixel based and object oriented image classification approaches in terms of the overall accuracies and rob...
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Due to the accelerating global warming, droughts which cause severe damages especially in the agriculture became a very recurrent phenomenon in all over the world. Monitoring the characteristics of soil moisture is very important in Turkey because the major impact of the global warming on our country appears to be climate changes. In this respect,...
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Remote Sensing is an important technique for mapping land use and land cover in the vast acreages. In this sense, the fusion of optical and radar remote sensing data offers the opportunity to combine complementary sensors with different features. In this study, beside the capability of the combined multi source imagery, the contribution of SAR imag...
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Rapid and unplanned urbanization and industrialization are the main reasons of environmental problems. If urban growth is not based on resource sustainability criteria and urban plans are not applied, natural and human resources are damaged dramatically. In this study, land use change and urban expansion in Edremit region of Turkey is determined by...
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In the present study the spatial and the vertical distributions of 210Pb were investigated in the soils around a uranifereous coal fired power plant (CPP) in Yatagan Basin, in Western Turkey. The variation of 226Ra activity along the soil profiles was studied to assess the unsupported 210Pb distribution in the same samples. 226Ra was measured by ga...
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The aim of this research is to determine agricultural land loss and environmental pollution caused by industrialization and urban sprawl using the Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing technique (RS). Remotely sensed data is the most powerful tool for monitoring land use changes and GIS is the best way to store and reproduce vari...