GeoJournal https://doi.org/10.1007/s10708-018-9892-1 Geobotanical approach to detect land-use change of a Mediterranean landscape: a case study in Central- Western Sicily . . . Giuseppe Bazan Angelo Castrorao Barba Antonio Rotolo Pasquale Marino © Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract A landscape is a palimpsest of the interac- key element in the reconstruction of the formation of tions between human activities and ecological the present landscape is the series of vegetation types dynamics. In an interdisciplinary perspective of dia- which indicate the successive stages of different plant logue between the ‘Two Cultures’ (Natural Sciences communities occurring in close relation with the and Humanities), a study of a rural area has been human exploitation of natural resources (forestry, carried out through a reading of plant ecosystems as grazing, agriculture). An analytical frame for the signs of human impact. The purpose of this paper—as landscape’s biography was generated through a part of the project ‘Harvesting Memories’: Ecology diachronic comparison of images of the area in 1955 and landscape archaeology of Castro/Giardinallo Val- and the present day. The comparison in GIS of both ley and Mt. Barrau district (Corleone, Palermo, Sicily) spatial and typological changes in the different vege- —is
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Published: Jun 5, 2018
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