Ján Hanušin


Impact of dispersed settlement on the structure and diversity of rural landscape (Case study of village Hrušov, Slovak Republic)

Ján Hanušin

Geographia Polonica (2021) vol. 94, iss. 1, pp. 29-46 | Full text
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.0192

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The impact of a dispersed settlement on the changes of the land cover (LC) and landscape diversity (LDI) in the years 1950, 1986 and 2016 was analyzed on four spatially different levels: on the level of the whole cadastral area, 60 circular areas – hinterlands of hamlets, 15 circular areas in agricultural land outside hamlets and areas outside circular areas. The primary hypothesis that the landscape with a dispersed settlement is internally differentiated in terms of LC and LDI changes and that a dispersed settlement itself is an important driving force of these changes has been confirmed.

Keywords: dispersed settlement, hamlets, land cover change, landscape diversity, Slovak Republic, Hrušov

Ján Hanušin [hanusin@savba.sk], Institute of Geography Slovak Academy of Sciences Štefánikova 49, 814 73 Bratislava: Slovak Republic