Tanács, E., Szmorad, F. & Bárány-Kevei, I. (2007): A Review of the forest management history and present state of the Haragistya karst plateau (Aggtelek Karst, Hungary). Acta Carsologica 36/3: 441-451, Postojna

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Tanács, E., Szmorad, F. & Bárány-Kevei, I. (2007): A Review of the forest management history and present state of the Haragistya karst plateau (Aggtelek Karst, Hungary). Acta Carsologica 36/3: 441-451, Postojna
Short reference: 
Tanács et al. (2007)
First author: 
Tanács E.
Abstract: 

Eszter Tanács, Ferenc Szmorad, Ilona Bárány-Kevei: A review of the forest management history and present state of the Haragistya karst plateau (Aggtelek Karst, Hungary)
The potential vegetation of Hungarian karsts is mainly mixed deciduous forest; consequently forest management of our karsts. In this study we attempt to describe on the example of the Haragistya karst plateau how the forests of the Aggtelek karst region were used in the last few centuries and to what extent they were affected by anthropogenic activity. Investigating change patterns in the context of land use history provides useful information for future management. For the analysis we used an integrated GIS of historical data (18th-19th century military maps, old forest management plans, aerial imagery etc.). Our study area, the Haragistya, is situated in the northern part of Aggtelek Mountains at 400-600 m above sea level. The forests of this karst plateau have been subject to significant human impact over the centuries. Anthropogenic influence gradually decreased over the 20th century and with the area being taken into state management the irregular and often exaggerated use has stopped.

forest management
forest history
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Eszter Tanács, Ferenc Szmorad, Ilona Bárány-Kevei: A review of the forest management history and present state of the Haragistya karst plateau (Aggtelek Karst, Hungary)

Tartalom címszavakban:
Introduction
Materials and methods
Results and discussion
The age of irregular forest use
The management in the 19th century
Forests on the edge
The state of forests after the II. world war
The last active period of management
Changes in the areas occupied by the different tree species from the first half of the 20th century until 1993
Conclusion
Acknowledgement
References

forest management, Aggtelek Karst, forest history, Haragistya

Címszavazva - VA

Journal: 
Acta Carsologica
Location: 
ER Archívum (2007/P-016)
Type: 
scientific paper, conference (full) paper
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