Skip navigation

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: A Landscape Persistence Assessment of Częstochowa Upland : a Case Study of Ogrodzieniec, Poland
Authors: Żemła-Siesicka, Anna
Myga-Piątek, Urszula
Keywords: landscape persistence; cultural landscape; isochrones of landscape persistence; isopersistence lines; landscape assessment; landscape studies; Ogrodzieniec
Issue Date: 2021
Citation: Sustainability, Vol. 13, iss. 11 (2021) art. no. 6408
Abstract: Landscape permanence is understood as the temporal extent of the dominance of a given type of landscape, expressed by the temporal continuity of its use. This issue, already being the subject of much research, is important in proper landscape protection and management. In this paper, spatial landscape persistence and persistence of particular landscape types are presented for the Ogrodzieniec municipality, Cz˛estochowa Upland, Poland. In addition, a background of landscape types and their changes in the Cz˛estochowa Upland has been presented. Based on current and historical topographic maps, landscape types (forest, agriculture, settlement, fortified and industrial) were identified for the following studied periods: 1831, 1944, 1965, 2007, 2014 and 2020. After overlapping the maps, the persistence index was calculated, and isochrones of landscape persistence were determined. The term ‘landscape isochrones’ introduced in this paper is defined as theoretical lines of equal landscape time duration (iso-persistence line). The results show that the landscape of Ogrodzieniec can be considered to be persistent. The largest area of the municipality is occupied by the most permanent landscapes dating from before 1831. The most persistent is the fortified landscape. The method applied is important for planning sustainable development of the region, which is currently under intense tourist and economic pressure.
DOI: 10.3390/su13116408
ISSN: 2071-1050
Appears in Collections:Artykuły (WNP)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Zemla_Siesicka_A_Landscape_Persistence.pdf8,19 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
Show full item record

Uznanie Autorstwa 3.0 Polska Creative Commons License Creative Commons