(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

High resolution gully erosion and sedimentation processes, and land use changes since the Bronze Age and future trajectories in the Kazimierz Dolny area (Nałęczów Plateau, SE-Poland)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Inst. of Geography, Johannes-Gutenberg Univ., Mainz, ALLEMAGNE
(2) Roztocze Research Station, Fac. of Earth Sciences and Spatial Management, Maria Curie-Skłodowska Univ., Lublin, POLOGNE
(3) Dep. of Geology and Lithosphere Conservation, Fac. of Earth Sciences and Spatial Development, Maria Curie-Skłodowska Univ., Lublin, POLOGNE
(4) Inst. for Ecosystem research and Geoarchaeology, Univ., Kiel, ALLEMAGNE


This paper presents the results of 40 years of research on the gully system in the Doły Podmularskie catchment, which is situated in the south-western part of the loess-covered Nałęczów Plateau in SE-Poland. Topographic, stratigraphic and pedologic investigations, and monitoring of a tributary gully were combined with historical, archaeological and palaeoecological records. The results reveal a long and complex history in terms of the temporal and spatial extent and the impact of land use on gully erosion, and the long-term feed-back mechanisms between land use changes and natural processes since the end of the Pleistocene. It is shown that 4 phases of intensive gullying took place since the Bronze Age; most of the dissection occurred in the 17th century; the effects of past land use changes left strong negative agricultural potentials


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2012, vol. 95 [pp. 50-62]

Bibliographic references : 80 ref.

Collation : 8 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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