(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Impact of loess relief on land use mosaic in SE Poland

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Fac. of Earth Sciences and Spatial Management, Maria Curie-Sklodowska Univ., Lublin, POLOGNE


In this study, an attempt was made to assess the impact of loess relief on the spatial diversity of land use patch features. The research was carried out within 3 test areas located within the loess areas of SE Poland. Spatial analyses were carried out using GIS software. In general, the patterns were similar in all 3 test areas, bigger slopes favour occurrence of larger land use mosaic. Observed land use diversity is as a form of adaptation of agriculture to the existing geomorphological conditions (soil erosion threat). The implementation of land consolidation programmes is very low in loess areas, which results besides social and economic aspects from the occurrence of a diverse mosaic of fields and varied topography. That is why loess areas require special land consolidation programmes taking into account specific geomorphological conditions


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2012, vol. 96 [pp. 76-82]

Bibliographic references : 31 ref.

Collation : 5 fig., 6 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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