(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Land abandonment and the dynamics of agricultural landscapes in Mediterranean mountain environments : the case of Ribagorça (Spanish Pyrenees)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Grup de Recerca Ambiental Mediterrània, Univ., Barcelona, ESPAGNE


This article examines the territorial changes that have occurred in the Pyrenean region of Ribagorça (Spain) over the last 150 years by analysing the evolution in its land cover and land uses. The results indicate a gradual decline of the region in terms of its ecological, human and cultural elements, beginning in the second half of the nineteenth century, and continues virtually unabated to the present day. It concludes by reflecting critically on the fact that the current model of land colonisation in the region is leading to the simplification if not the complete disappearance, of the landscape as a complex reality or what it calls the abandoned agricultural landscape


Article of periodic

published at : Erdkunde / ISSN 0014-0015

Editor : Boss, Kleve - ALLEMAGNE (1947)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 67, no4 [pp. 289-308]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 2 fig., 1 tabl., 3 cartes, 2 phot.



Digital Object Identifier

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