Specificity of the anthropogenic landscapes in part of the catchment area of Luda Yana River

Research Article

Specificity of the anthropogenic landscapes in part of the catchment area of Luda Yana River

Kamen Nam, Ilia Tamburadzhiev

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Abstract

The present research covers the lowland part of the catchment area of Luda Yana River. This is those part of the catchment area of the river, which is in the range of Pazardzhik-Plovdiv field. Object of research are the contemporary landscapes in the lowland part of the catchment area of Luda Yana River. Subject of research are the processes of differentiating and classifying the anthropogenic landscapes in the considered area and determining the degree of anthropogenization of the landscapes. The differentiation of the landscapes is carried out by the interaction between the landscape-forming factors – the natural components and the types of land use. The classification of the landscapes used in the present research is based on the information in the European Landscape Character Areas. There are differentiated 17 types of landscapes in the studied area. The determining of the degree of anthropogenization is realized by implementing the "Distance to Nature" compiled indicator, which is calculated by the combination of the individual indicators „Degree of Naturalness” and „Distance to Natural Habitat”. A map of the contemporary landscapes in the lowland part of the catchment area of Luda Yana River, representing the degree of naturalness of the types of landscapes, is generated in GIS.

Keywords: anthropogenization, landscape classification, landscape indicators, Luda Yana River

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Nam K, Tamburadzhiev I (2019) Specificity of the anthropogenic landscapes in part of the catchment area of Luda Yana River. Journal of the Bulgarian Geographical Society 41: 31-36. https://doi.org/10.3897/jbgs.2019.41.5

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