LANDSCAPE ASSESSMENT IN THE REGION SOUTH – WEST OLTENIA THROUGH INDICATORS OF HUMAN PRESSURE PUBLISHEDMădălina Borca
The purpose of the study was to assess the quality of landscapes in the region South-West Oltenia through several ecological indicators of human pressure (naturalness, human pressure through non-agricultural lands, human pressure through forests and human pressure through agricultural lands). The information used to calculate the indicators proposed in this study has been provided by the National Statistics Institute of Romania. The achieved results led to the conclusion that the landscapes of the South-West Oltenia have a good quality in terms of human impact, being at the limit of the ecological balance, or close to the original ecological balance, or these are are rural landscapes moderately balanced, or very low unbalanced (excepting the Mehedinti County with rural landscapes strongly unbalanced). Generally, there was found that all administrative regions of Romania present landscapes with ecological balance relatively stable.
Landscape, quality indicator, human pressure, South-West Oltenia, naturalness, forestry, non-agricultural, agricultural