(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

“ Instead of 40 Sheep there are 400 ” : traditional grazing practices and landscape change in Western Lesvos, Greece

published at : Animals and the landscape

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KIZOS T. (1) ; PLIENINGER T. (2 3) ; SCHAICH H. (3) ;
(1) Department of Geography, University of the Aegean, Mytilene, GRECE
(2) Dept. of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Univ. of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, DANEMARK
(3) Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, ALLEMAGNE


The AA. analyse the landscape changes that were induced by the following increase of sheep numbers and the underlying socio-economic and biophysical driving forces in an insular semi-arid locality of Western Lesvos, Greece. Thirty-four sheep farmers are surveyed and secondary sources such as agricultural statistics and regional literature are analysed. There is a transition from an agrosilvopastoral system strongly dependent on local ecosystem services to a market economy with intensified animal production. This loss is expressed in the simplification of current management practices in comparison to former ones.


Thematical fascicle

published at : Landscape research / ISSN 1469-9710

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1976)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 38, no 4 [pp. 476-498]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.




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