Morphological and morphometric analysis of landscape structure Belgorod region

Author(s):  Y.V. Yudina, Belgorod National Research University, Belgorod, Russia,

Issue:  Volume 43, № 3

Rubric:  Earth sciences

Annotation:  In order to preserve landscape diversity, the significance of landscape surveys within specially protected natural areas was shown. An inventory of landscape-typological complexes of the Belgorod region was made. The variability of geosystems was considered at the level of terrain types (upland, slope, above-flood-terrace and floodplain) at a scale of 1:200000. To assess the complexity and diversity of the landscape pattern, mathematical methods of quantitative evaluation are used, allowing to give a versatile description of the shape, size, and relative position of morphological units. Landscape representativeness is one of the criteria that a protected area should have, which ensures the creation of an optimal structure of a natural reserve fund, taking into account the specifics of each region. The landscape map of the territory of the natural park of regional significance “Hotmyzhsky” was presented and provides an example of the application of morphological and morphometric landscape analysis of the territory in comparison with the Belgorod region.

Keywords:  landscape, type of locality, landscape variability, landscape design, landscape contour.

Full text (PDF):  Download

Downloads count:  341