Ivan Bičík

Ivan Bičík
Charles University in Prague | CUNI · Faculty of Science

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Current global trends belong to important branches of economic research. This article discusses changes among different parts of the world: do these changes increase or decrease over time? Are convergent trends more important within the global system than the divergent ones or vice versa? Changes are examined on the base of so-called world’s macro-...
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Central European landscapes have undergone massive changes since the mid 19th century. Various driving forces including industrialization and different political decisions led to the processes that have profoundly influenced society, landscape character, and also heritage. This article focuses on thirty model areas across Czechia that were selected...
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The article deals with changing differences among the world's macro-regions. It examines whether these differences tend to expand or not. Do convergent or divergent trends prevail within the global system? Changes are studied on the basis of the so-called world's macro-regions that have a high degree of social, economic, and cultural homogeneity. I...
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Changes in the cultural landscape provide essential evidence about the manner and intensity of the interactions between humans and nature. Czechia has a specific location in Central Europe. It is positioned at the crossroads of European landscape changes. These changes can be documented based on a unique database that shows the development of land...
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Current global trends are in the focus of scientific research. This article deals with one of the crucial problems: do the differences among different parts of the world tend to grow or not? In other words, what prevails globally: divergent or convergent processes? Global changes are studied in specially designated parts of the world, so-called wor...
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The major topic of this article is the evaluation of the regional differentiation of the long-term changes in land use in Czechia. This study searches the spatial and temporal differentiation of the changes and their driving forces since the 19th century. The comprehensive land use land cover change database (LUCC Czechia Database) which comprises...
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The publication seeks to improve regional geographical knowledge by means of geographical synthesis. This knowledge is a gateway to understanding both domestic and world events for university students, as well as the community of experts. At the moment, there are relatively high-quality publications about individual countries or continents and a la...
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Land registers, or cadasters, contain information on land use because this is vital for land assessment and taxation. Some European countries produced land registers covering their entire territories as early as the nineteenth century. In the first half of the nineteenth century, the Habsburg Monarchy produced the Franciscean Cadaster, also known a...
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This article describesthe long-term development of land use and land coverin Czech border regionsfrom 1845 to 2015. It provides an overview of the main worksinvolving Czech borderregions and findings by the Faculty of Science at Charles University. The study used the Land Use / Land Cover Changes Czechia (LUCC Czechia 2018) database with six time h...
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Detailed information about land use is available from the mid-nineteenth century onward for the countries of the former Habsburg Monarchy. For Slovenia and Czechia, databases have been created that make it possible to analyze the period from the first half of the nineteenth century to the beginning of the twenty-first century. The processes of chan...
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Jak koncipovat výuku regionální geografie? Autoři naznačují svůj netradiční přístup, v němž učitel pracuje s obecnými informacemi, které aplikuje na několik vybraných zemí. Začíná globálním rozdělením světa na makroregiony, vymezuje jejich vnitřní struktury v širších souvislostech a dokumentuje na nich základní přírodní a sociálně‑ekonomické jevy,...
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This chapter presents an analysis of land cover changes in Eastern Europe between 1990 and 2006, assessed using CORINE (Co-ORdination of INformation on the Environment) Land Cover (CLC) datasets. The plethora of potential land cover change categories were condensed into seven categories of major land use change processes: urbanization, agricultural...
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The chapter focuses on the division of the world into major geographical regions and related matters. At the beginning, geographical paradigms and globalisation are discussed. Various concepts suggested by geographers, economists, linguists, ethnologists and experts in political studies are outlined. Different approaches towards major geographical...
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The paper deals with mapping of landscape transition after the collapse of Communism in Czechia on national and local levels. Three maps demonstrate the main trends of landscape transition on the national level (by cadastral units) in the period 1990–2010. The Main Map shows the four most important Processes of landscape change (afforestation, gras...
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This chapter deals with the influence of natural conditions on land use patterns. It also examines the human impacts on land use. Basic overview of natural conditions in Czechia is outlined with special regard to geology, climate and soils. Geological conditions are seen as the key factors that form landscapes and influence the diversity of soils....
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Historical and current data sources and research methods in land use studies are described in this chapter. Regarding historical data sources, the Land Registry is mentioned as a primary source. Its long tradition spans almost 1000 years; from the second half of the eighteenth century Land Registry includes maps also. The so-called Stable Cadastre...
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Land use changes between mid-nineteenth century and present in four selected model areas are outlined. The analyses are based on research by individual plots and bring detailed results that cannot be obtained using conventional statistical methods. The model areas were chosen so that they would represent different landscape types in different parts...
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The history of land use changes on the Czech territory since the very beginning is outlined; each subchapter deals with one important historical period. The emergence of organized agriculture (Neolithic revolution) is seen as the first period when humans began to influence nature on a certain scale. For thousands of years, however, land use changes...
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The main focus of this chapter is put on driving forces of land use changes. Authors distinguish among political, economic, social, technological, and cultural driving forces; the importance of different types much depends on how developed the society is. The greatest attention is devoted to social driving forces as these were behind the land use c...
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Basic terms, including “land use” and “land cover” are defined. Land use patterns are seen as a result of long-term interaction between humans and natural environment. Practical applications of land use research are discussed, namely with regard to land management and policy and land use planning. Later, the history of land use in the world is outl...
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ŠTYCH, P., BIČÍK, I., CHROMÝ, P., BLÁHA, J.D. (2012): Case Study Areas Košťálkov, Klein Taxen: Change of Land Use Patterns 1823–2003. In: Bičík, I., Himiyama, Y., Feranec, J., Štych, P. (eds.): Land Use/Cover Changes in Selected Regions in the World. Vol. VII, IGU Commission on LUCC, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Prague, s. 13–1...
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Land-use changes at different scales (from global to local) are a key topic in a number of scientific branches, such as geography, sociology, economy, landscape ecology, and others (Himiyama, 2002; Leppers, 2002; Naveh, 1991; Worster, 1985; žigrai, 1996). This theme has much to do with the basic challenges brought by the dynamic changes of modern s...
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Landscape modelling integrates the differing perspectives of the many disciplines that deal with the landscape. It is motivated not only by the desire for scientific understanding, but also by the real-time demands of 21st century postindustrial society, which include the twin imperatives of stabilizing damaged ecosystems on the one hand, and findi...
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I. Bicik, L. Jeleck : Land use and landscape changes in Czechia During the period of transition 1990-2007 - Geografie - Sbornik CGS, 114, 4, pp. 263-281 (2009). - The article analyzes land use changes and their influence on landscape development in Czechia during the complex period of transition after 1990 to a democratic system with a capitalist e...
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BIČÍK, I., JELEČEK, L., CHROMÝ, P., KUPKOVÁ, L., ŠEFRNA, L. (2002): Comparison of land use changes in and outside biosphere reserves in Czechia. In: Himiyama, Y., Hwang, M., Ichinose, T. (eds.): Land Use Changes in Comparative Perspective. Chapter 19. Oxford & IBH Publishing, New Delhi, s. 249–258. ISBN-10: 1-57808-213-7, ISBN-13: 978-1-57808-213-1
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BIČÍK, I., CHROMÝ, P., JANČÁK, V., JELEČEK, L., KUPKOVÁ, L., ŠTĚPÁNEK, V., WINKLEROVÁ, J. (2001): Land Use/Land Cover Changes in Czechia over the past 150 Years – An Overview. In: Himiyama, Y., Mather, A., Bičík, I., Milanova, E.V. (eds): Land Use/Cover Change in Selected Regions in the World. Vol. I, Part IV, Issued by IGU SG LUCC. IGU-LUCC Resear...

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