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Förändringsstudie av jordbrukslandskapet på Söderslätt 1938-1985

Hellberg, Jessica (1996) In Lunds universitets Naturgeografiska institution - Seminarieuppsatser
Dept of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
Abstract
Söderslätt has been dominated by agriculture since many centuries ago. About 90 % of the area is cultural land nowadays. The aim of this paper is to quantify recent changes of ecological relevance in Söderslätt. Interpreted aerial photos from 1938 and 1985 were digitised and geometrical corrected for the change study.
The agrarian development since the 1940s has meant a continuos change from small farms to large units. The amount of fields in the area have been reduced from 4 862 to 2 466 and the average field size has almost doubled from 3.6 to 7.1 hectares. These changes have been possible by removing small biotops and by amalgamating fields. Watercourses, high tree and low tree-bush avenues have been reduced in length by 17 %, 66 % and... (More)
Söderslätt has been dominated by agriculture since many centuries ago. About 90 % of the area is cultural land nowadays. The aim of this paper is to quantify recent changes of ecological relevance in Söderslätt. Interpreted aerial photos from 1938 and 1985 were digitised and geometrical corrected for the change study.
The agrarian development since the 1940s has meant a continuos change from small farms to large units. The amount of fields in the area have been reduced from 4 862 to 2 466 and the average field size has almost doubled from 3.6 to 7.1 hectares. These changes have been possible by removing small biotops and by amalgamating fields. Watercourses, high tree and low tree-bush avenues have been reduced in length by 17 %, 66 % and 32 %, respectively. Groves, marl-pits and pools have all been reduced by about 20%.
The conclusion is that there have been great changes in Söderslätt. These changes have resulted in an even more exposed landscape than before. This landscape is more vulnerable to erosion and has a less diverse fauna and flora. (Less)
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author
Hellberg, Jessica
supervisor
organization
alternative title
A change study of the cultural landscape of Söderslätt (the south coast of Scania, Sweden) 1938-1985
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
geografi, naturgeografi, förändringsstudie, jordbrukslandskap, Söderslätt, Skåne
publication/series
Lunds universitets Naturgeografiska institution - Seminarieuppsatser
report number
39
language
Swedish
id
2061249
date added to LUP
2011-11-22 11:06:46
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2011-11-22 12:21:25
@misc{2061249,
  abstract     = {Söderslätt has been dominated by agriculture since many centuries ago. About 90 % of the area is cultural land nowadays. The aim of this paper is to quantify recent changes of ecological relevance in Söderslätt. Interpreted aerial photos from 1938 and 1985 were digitised and geometrical corrected for the change study.
The agrarian development since the 1940s has meant a continuos change from small farms to large units. The amount of fields in the area have been reduced from 4 862 to 2 466 and the average field size has almost doubled from 3.6 to 7.1 hectares. These changes have been possible by removing small biotops and by amalgamating fields. Watercourses, high tree and low tree-bush avenues have been reduced in length by 17 %, 66 % and 32 %, respectively. Groves, marl-pits and pools have all been reduced by about 20%.
The conclusion is that there have been great changes in Söderslätt. These changes have resulted in an even more exposed landscape than before. This landscape is more vulnerable to erosion and has a less diverse fauna and flora.},
  author       = {Hellberg, Jessica},
  keyword      = {geografi,naturgeografi,förändringsstudie,jordbrukslandskap,Söderslätt,Skåne},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Lunds universitets Naturgeografiska institution - Seminarieuppsatser},
  title        = {Förändringsstudie av jordbrukslandskapet på Söderslätt 1938-1985},
  year         = {1996},
}