Prof. László Miklós | Slovak Ecological Society
Dr. Zita Izakovičová | Slovak Ecological Society
Dr. Lubos Halada | Slovak Ecological Society
Ing. Jana Špulerová | Slovak Ecological Society
In the recent period, the European countries faced many substantial socio-economic changes, which are also reflected in the environment, land use and landscape structure. Changes in the land use are often accompanied by many environmental problems, like depletion and qualitative degradation of natural resources, decline of natural ecosystems, increasing anthropization of landscape, negative impact of agricultural abandonment on landscape biodiversity, land desertification, invasions of alien species, etc. Changes in landscape structure and substantial anthropization contribute to the climate change, which besides the impacts on biodiversity consecutively cause more intensive manifestation of natural risks and hazards, like floods, droughts, etc. From this aspect, it is important to focus the landscape studies not only on the land use forms and land cover elements, but also to issues related to their position and relations in the landscape (cause – consequence). The knowledge on reasons and causalities of these changes is very important for reasonable utilization of the landscape. It is essential to apply an integrated approach to land use management. The scientific basis of this approach is the understanding of the landscape as a geosystem, and, in particular, the proper interpretation of mutual relations of the primary, secondary and tertiary landscape structures and their role in the assessment of the conflicting interests.
Integrative Assessment of Land use conflicts
Prof. László Miklós