Forest cover change in the Carpathian Basin from the mid 19th century till nowadays
Éva Konkoly-Gyuró & Pál Balázs
Correspondence: Konkoly-Gyuró Éva
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Human impact on landscape might be followed by the assessment of land use and land cover change. In the project "200 Years of Land Use and Land Cover Changes and their Driving Forces in the Carpathian Basin in Central Europe" founded by the NASA Land-Cover/Land-Use Change Science Program, a GIS dataset on the historic land cover, of a nearly 350 000 km2 area has been provided. Four time layers, based on historic maps and CLC data have been assessed by GIS and statistical methods. The focus of the present paper is the forest cover change amongst the results of the land cover transformation processes. The main tendencies of changes of the entire study area and the specificities of the main landscape types are being presented here.
Keywords: Historical land cover change, landscape change, forest cover change, Carpathian Basin
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Konkoly-Gyuró, É. & Balázs, P. (2016): Forest cover change in the Carpathian Basin from the mid 19th century till nowadays. Bulletin of Forestry Science, 6(1): 79-97. (in Hungarian) DOI: 10.17164/EK.2016.007
Volume 6, Issue 1
27 September 2016
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