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Marta Dobrovodská

Marta Dobrovodská
Institute of Landscape Ecology

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Public perception and knowledge of land use changes, and preferences for future landscape development, can contribute to planning processes at different levels from the local to the national. Participatory processes and use of local knowledge are necessary for precise planning purposes and management of public affairs. This paper analyses the resul...
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The historical agrarian landforms (AL) represent man-made features that alter the hydrological process on cultivated hillslopes. Soil water content (SWC) and its spatial and temporal variability represent an important state indicator for understanding of these processes. In order to assess the differences between individual AL in terms of SWC stabi...
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This paper focuses on designing an approach to monitor the effects of the Rural Development Program (RDP) on High Nature Value Farmland type 2 – farmland dominated by traditional mosaics of cultivated land and small-scale features (HNV2) – and its application to farmland in Slovakia. Based on the identification of HNV2 on the national level and sel...
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The hydration potential of a landscape is an increasingly important attribute in a time of advancing climate change, making its assessment also a matter of some urgency. This study used the landscape ecological approach involving the hydrological balance, in which the soil water retention capacity (SWRC) and landscape water retention capacity (LWRC...
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In the past, historical rural Europe possessed a broad range of biological and cultural values due to landscape diversity and the use of low-impact agricultural practices. It's typical feature was the presence of varied semi-natural habitats. The massive socioeconomic changes of the 20th caused significant loss of these habitats. The term tradition...
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The traditional agricultural landscape (TAL) in Slovakia comprises mosaics of small-scale arable fields and permanent agricultural cultivations with balks (mounds, heaps, or terraces). Traditional farming management has been significantly influenced by agricultural collectivization, by the change from centrally planned to market economy after 1989,...
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While high mountain areas contain some of the best preserved and most sensitive environments, the alpine landscape occupies only 0.7% of Slovak territory and its rarity and endangerment are increasing. Although the highest mountains in Slovakia are nature-protected, they remain under continual threat from increasing numbers of visitors and demands...
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This study presents a methodology for assessment of the condition of hiking trails (HTs) and their impact zones in the central part of the Low Tatra mountain range, based on comparison of two complex data sets gathered in 33 years apart. The first field investigation was performed in 1980 and 1981, and the second in 2013 and 2014. The main goal was...
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Faced with the disappearance and ongoing abandonment of traditional agricultural landscapes (TAL) in Europe, our primary aim is to provide scientific evidence of the importance of TAL in terms of biodiversity, cultural and social values, and to stimulate action for their preservation in the Slovakian context. Surveys at both the national and local...
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The studies focused on distribution and characteristic of small woodlands and trees as a typical feature of traditional agricultural landscapes (TAL) in Slovakia are missing or are rather local. The source data for this study was obtained from the national inventory of TAL performed in 2010-2012 in Slovakia, where woody vegetation was considered as...
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This study investigates the distribution of terraced landscapes in Slovakia and analyzes their structural characteristics and land use. We found that traditional farming and terrace building as a part of agricultural intensification resulted in two types of terraced landscapes: historical terraced landscapes and new terraced landscapes. The two typ...
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The Low Tatras National Park, situated in Central Slovakia, has excellent conditions for many sports activities, including ski resorts and natural tourist attractions. This study aims to comprehensively evaluate the impact of tourism development on the environment in the selected study area - Demanovska Valley - and prepare a proposal for sustainab...
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Wooded grasslands have always played an important role in rural life with changing issues: They are of high importance for questions of biodiversity, soil, and water resources and in preserving agricultural heritage, but their maintenance is labor intensive. Abandoned wooded grasslands undergo succession, and food production alone does not support...
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The traditional agricultural landscape in Slovakia reflects the history and long-term mutual relationship between the landscape and generations of farmers, resulting in the occurrence of specific agricultural features. The ecological and cultural diversity of traditional agricultural landscape is evaluated using the example of the area around Lipto...
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Traditional agricultural landscape (TAL ) is represented by the original agricultural landscape, which developed during centuries as a result of settlement, deforestation and colonization, and has not lost the shape of a cultural-historical countryside. The primary land cover of the Slovak republic was mostly forest. The lowlands of Slovakia were s...
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Traditional agricultural landscape (TAL) is represented by the original agricultural landscape, which developed during centuries as a result of settlement, deforestation and colonization, and has not lost the shape of a cultural-historical countryside. The primary land cover of the Slovak republic was mostly forest. The lowlands of Slovakia were se...
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Landscape of Slovakia represents various unique landscape units which are formed in significant historical period determined development social factors. The forming of secondary landscape structure mostly participated the phases of Germaine and Wallachian colonization, mining development and trade, and mountain forms of agriculture expansion. At th...
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Traditional agricultural landscapes (TAL) represent ecosystems that consist of a mosaic of small-scale arable fields and permanent agricultural cultivations such as grasslands, vineyards and high-trunk orchards. Diversity of TAL was studied on two levels: as the ecosystem diversity based on the type and intensity of land use of these biocultural la...
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Traditional agricultural landscapes (TAL) in Slovakia represent mosaics of small-scale arable fields and permanent agricultural cultivations, originated by continuous succession over centuries. The objective was to elaborate strategy for protection and management of TAL in Liptovská Teplička cadastre, representing mountain type of TAL of arable lan...
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Land Use Policy j o u r n a l h o m e p a g e : w w w . e l s e v i e r . c o m / l o c a t e / l a n d u s e p o l a b s t r a c t The abandonment of farmland has become a widespread phenomenon in post-socialist countries that have seen revolutionary changes in their economic systems. The phenomenon is notable in vineyard areas, where abandonment...
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Traditional agricultural landscape structures (TAL) create a mosaic of small-scale arable fields and permanent agricultural cultivations related to the specific regional agrarian culture. Continuity of traditional agricultural utilization was not interrupted in these areas, even during agricultural collectivization. Currently, not only intensive fa...
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Decisions on biodiversity management and conservation are increasingly based on indicators. These imply, explicitly or implicitly, a number of criteria such as nativeness, rarity, endangeredness and (economic) value. We investigated to which degree such criteria matter to members of the general public and conducted a survey in eight sites across Eu...
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The participation of local people is becoming a fundamental step in research of landscape, especially in areas with valuable historical structures of agricultural landscape. In the paper the focus was put to present results from 3 meetings with local people in three types of historical agricultural landscape in Slovakia including vinicultural, arab...
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Historical structures of the agricultural landscape (HSAL) hold a special position among historical landscape structures. The HSA Linventory in Slovakia aimed at country side mapping entitled"Research and maintaining of biodiversity in historical structures of agricultural landscape of Slovakia". This was established to provide newknowledge of HSAL...
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The present cultural landscape is a result of development which has been carried out for several thousand years. The land -use changes, driving forces, threats and trends relating to agricultural landscape mosaics in Slovakia were studied using examples of model areas with preserved landscape mosaics: the villages Zuberec -Habovka, Liptovská Teplič...
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The integral part of the cultural heritage in Europe are agricultural historical landscape structures. In Slovakia they represent well preserved historical landscape structures. They are the results of the interaction between natural conditions, geographical position, cultural-historical and economic development. Their recent existence is caused by...
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In the surroundings of Liptovska Teplicka village (National Park Nizke Tatry Mts) where have been created specific forms of anthropogenic relief during period of terrain modification for agricultural production since 1634. Terraces with different slope high, mounds (collected rocks from fields) and combined terraces with collected rocks, have been...
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This contribution deals with landscape-ecological evaluation and proposals for the optimal utilisation of Slavin. For deciding the process the authors selected, limits and limitations resulting from cultural-historical and social topography and landscape-perceptional values of territory. -from Authors

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Botany, Phycology & Mycology, Forestry & Rangeland Management, Environmental Sciences, Zoology & Entomology, Cytology, Genetics, Microbiology, Virology, Aquatics & Oceanography, Geology & Geography, GIS & RS, Climatology & Meteorology, Bioinformatics "Please don't add any member to the project without prior coordination"