Evaluation of degree of landscape’s anthropogenic transformation (landscapes of Georgia)

Abstract

The aim of this study is to complete a methodology to refer different branch-geographical data to the landscape units and reveal the degree of anthropogenic transformations of Georgia’s landscapes. The work is based on the concept of spatial-temporal analysis and synthesis of natural-territorial complexes, which was developed in 1980s at Tbilisi State University (TSU). In the present research landscapes of Georgia are examined at the level of genera and types of vertical structure of NTC. The study is based on different scale landscape maps and field data, obtained during the research carried out by TSU Scientific-research Lab in 1977-2005. The work is based also on census of Georgian population of 1989-2002s and other statistical data, such as amount of industrial enterprises and area of agriculture lands, etc. All these data was processed by means of GIS and series of the thematic maps was done. On the base of different data some specific features were established. According to these parameters 6 categories of anthropogenic transformation of Georgia’s landscapes were specified.. Besides, the map of anthropogenic transformation of Georgia's Landscapes was complied, which allows to compare, determine modern state and resource potential of different landscape units. © 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of Recep Efe and Munir Ozturk

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@inproceedings{Nikolaishvili2011EvaluationOD, title={Evaluation of degree of landscape’s anthropogenic transformation (landscapes of Georgia)}, author={Dali A. Nikolaishvili and Nodar K. Elizbarashvili and G. Meladze and Munir Ozturk}, year={2011} }