Moscow University Soil Science Bulletin

, Volume 73, Issue 2, pp 60–70 | Cite as

Dependence of Changes in Soils on Trails and their Impact Zones from a Level of Recreational Impact in Forest Parks in Moscow

  • V. A. KuznetsovEmail author
  • G. V. Stoma
  • I. M. Ryzhova
Genesis and Geography of Soils


Based on a case study of Moscow forest parks Losinyi Ostrov and Bitsevskii Les, the paper presents a quantitative assessment of changes in the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils on trails in these parks and in linear trailside (pritropinochnye) zones depending on the recreation load level. It is shown that soil properties differ in their sensitivity to recreation. The widths of impact zones range from 20 to 100 cm from the edges of trails depending on the sensitivity of the soil property, recreation load, and type of biogeocenosis.


recreation recreational use of forests Moscow forest parks soil of trails and trailside (pritropinochnye) zones recreation load soil sensitivity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Kuznetsov
    • 1
    Email author
  • G. V. Stoma
    • 2
  • I. M. Ryzhova
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Educational StudiesMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Department of Soil ScienceMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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