In: Geografický časopis, vol. 54, no. 2
Ján Oťaheľ - Ján Feranec - Naďa Machková
Rok, strany: 2002, 131 - 150
landscape diversity, landscape equitability, land cover, Shannon index, Slovakia
The aim of study is to present the landscape structure of Slovakia from the point of view of its spatial diversity and to show the approaches to its evaluation. The authors used the CORINE land cover data, Shannon index (taken over from the theory of information), districts, territorial technical units (UTJ), and spatial units of the ten-kilometer and five hundred-meter networks for the calculation of landscape diversity. The highest values of landscape diversity (3.3-5.5) were identified in basins, furrows, promontories and plateaus of Slovakia as the consequence of differentiation of natural (relief, soil, and bioclimatic) conditions and simultaneously settlement concentration and the associated economic, as well as social activities. The lowland districts and UTJ of Slovakia are characterized by very low values of landscape diversity in the consequence of one prevailing land cover class – arable land.
Oťaheľ, J., Feranec, J., Machková, N. 2002. Diverzita krajiny Slovenska. In Geografický časopis, vol. 54, no.2, pp. 131-150. ISSN 0016-7193.
Oťaheľ, J., Feranec, J., Machková, N. (2002). Diverzita krajiny Slovenska. Geografický časopis, 54(2), 131-150. ISSN 0016-7193.