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Citation
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Title Landscape diversity
Alternate Title Land-cover Diversity of Agricultural Areas [70]
Publication Date 2008-04-30
Abstract A typical landscape in the Alps is by no means a natural landscape. Many elements have only come about as a result of continuous agricultural and forestry use. Rich meadows, arable fields, orchards and vineyards, xeric grasslands, high-altitude pastures or wetland meadows would not exist in this form without human impact. The Alps are thus a cultural landscape that, taken as a whole, boasts a greater biodiversity than a forest-dominated natural landscape would. This is particularly true for the period up to the middle of the 20th century. Until that time, agriculture mainly aimed at self-sufficiency. Everything that was needed for everyday life was produced on the farm. This led to an agrarian landscape characterized by small units surrounded by hedges and shrubs. Not until agriculture began to be oriented towards economic profit did much of this traditional cultural landscape vanish. In many areas intensively farmed monocultures emerged.
Purpose Interreg IIIb Alpine Space: Project DIAMONT
Status completed
Language eng
Responsible party
Identification of, and means of communication with, person(s) and organization(s) associated with the resource(s).
Individual name Prof. Dr. Ulrike Tappeiner
Organisation name EURAC - Institute for Alpine Environment
Position name Head of Institute
Role originator
Keywording
Provides category keywords, their type, and reference source.
Topic environment
Gemet Keyword (1)
English landscape
German Landschaft
French paysage
Italian paesaggio
Slovenian pokrajina, krajina
original GEMET: 4648
Gemet Keyword (2)
English ecology
German Ökologie
French écologie
Italian ecologia
Slovenian ekologija
original GEMET: 2470
Gemet Keyword (3)
English GEMET - GEneral Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus
Spatial Data
Representation textTable
Temporal extent
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Timeframe Begin: 2005 End: 2005
Data quality
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Scope level nonGeographicDataset
Lineage statement AT - DE - FR - IT - LI - SI
EuroGeographics (2005): Seamless Administrative Boundaries of Europe (SABE2004 v1.0).
European Environment Agency (2005): Corine land cover 2000 (CLC2000) 100 m.
CH EuroGeographics (2005): Seamless Administrative Boundaries of Europe (SABE2004 v1.0)
European Environment Agency (2005): Corine land cover (CLC1990) Switzerland.
Distribution Info
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Format csv
Distributor address
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Individual name Prof. Dr. Ulrike Tappeiner
Organisation name EURAC - Institute for Alpine Environment
Position name Head of Institute
Role originator