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(StirlingConference on Landscape Sensitivity en Anglais - 2001)

Document title

Crossing the thresholds : human ecology and historical patterns of landscape degradation

published at : Landscape sensitivity : principles and applications in northern cool temperate environments

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SIMPSON I.A. ; DUGMORE A.J. ; THOMSON A. ; VÉSTEINSSON O. ;

Abstract

The AA. assess the extent to which common land domestic grazing pressures were the primary external force causing soil erosion and land degradation during the period of occupation from ca. 874 AD in Southern Iceland. They first provide field observation of soil erosion, temporally defined by tephrochronology, to highlight the extent of land degradation during this period. The tragedy of the commons explanation of degradation is then assessed by evaluating historic documentary sources, and by environmental reconstruction and modeling of historic grazing pressures

Source

Congrès

Conference on Landscape Sensitivity, Stirling , ROYAUME-UNI (02/09/1999)

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2001, vol. 42, no 2-4 [pp. 175-192]

Bibliographic references : 56 ref.

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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