Geographia Polonica (2006) vol. 79, iss. 1
Land-use changes in different natural habitats of the Vistula river valley during the 19th and 20th centuries
Geographia Polonica (2006) vol. 79, iss. 1, pp. 113-130
This paper concerns the extent and causes of spatial and temporal land-use changesongoing in different habitats of the Vistula River valley in central Poland. The study area extendsalong that valley between the city of Warsaw and Włocławek, while the study period spans about150 years. The analysis was based on digital topographical maps from the 19th and 20th centuries,as well as a potential vegetation map. The history of land-use change was shown to be different ineach habitat in the study area, while the character of land-use and direction of changes that didarise were mostly determined by habitat conditions.
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