Anthropogenic Geomorphology: A Guide to Man-made Landforms by József Szabó (auth.), József Szabó, Lóránt Dávid, Dénes

By József Szabó (auth.), József Szabó, Lóránt Dávid, Dénes Lóczy (eds.)

Today, human effect at the setting, and particularly at the Earth’s floor, is clear. We more and more face the implications of our interventions, and we needs to pay extra realization to the broader affects of our actions, which come with every thing from the extraction of fossil fuels to the impression of tourism. Anthropogenic geomorphology, because the examine of how guy impacts his actual atmosphere, has consequently built speedily as a self-discipline in contemporary decades.

This quantity offers advice to scholars discussing the elemental issues of anthropogenic geomorphology. The chapters conceal either its approach, and its connections with different sciences, in addition to the best way the topic can give a contribution to dealing with sensible difficulties. The publication represents all fields of geomorphology, giving an advent to the variety of the self-discipline via examples taken from a variety of contexts and classes, and targeting examples from Europe.

It is not any coincidence that anthropogenic geomorphology has been gaining flooring inside geomorphology itself. Its effects boost not just the theoretical improvement of the technology yet could be utilized on to social and monetary matters. all over the world, anthropogenic geomorphology is an vital and increasing a part of the Earth sciences curricula in larger schooling, making this quantity well timed and relevant.

Key topics: Anthropogenic Geomorphology - Dynamic equilibrium – Environmentalism - Geomorphic techniques - Human influence - Man-made landforms

József Szabó is Professor Emeritus on the division of actual Geography and Geoinformatics, collage of Debrecen. he's President of the Hungarian Geographical Society, a Corresponding Member of the CERG (Strasbourg) and a Member of the overseas Landslide learn workforce (Palo Alto, California). His learn fields are mass hobbies and different geomorphological approaches, land assessment, anthropogenic geomorphology, geomorphological dangers, and background of actual geography.

Lóránt Dávid is a faculty professor and Head of the dept of Tourism and neighborhood improvement at Károly Róbert university, Gyöngyös. He has longstanding instructing and study event within the fields of anthropogenic geomorphology, environmental safeguard, tourism, and nearby improvement, and has labored as knowledgeable in a few executive programs.

Dénes Lóczy is an affiliate professor, Director of the Institute of Environmental Sciences on the college of Pécs. From 2001 to 2005 he used to be Secretary of the foreign organization of Geomorphologists (IAG/AIG). He has tested and chairs a operating workforce on Human influence at the panorama (HILS). His study pursuits are land assessment, land use stories, floodplain geomorphology, and panorama rehabilitation.

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E. landscape is considered to be a polycentric structure (Haase 1999; Klopatek and Gardner 1999). ). Therefore, ecology proper can be regarded as a discipline of monocentric approach (Csorba 2003). The polycentric attitude of landscape ecology apparently does not mean that in the study of a given landscape, any of the above-listed factors would not be given pre-eminence (Mez˝osi and Rakonczai 1997). Only the dominant and subordinate elements are not always identical. There are landscapes with structure and function, where hydrology, while in others vegetation, has a predominant role.

2010 25 26 D. g. transforming the thermal budget or the runoff conditions of surfaces through forest clearance) and directly (creating accumulational landforms like waste tips as well as excavational depressions like open-cast mining pits, road and railway cuts and many others). e. the long series of tasks which encompass all stages of the utilization of environmental resources on the one hand and the simultaneous protection of environmental values on the other. g. mineral extraction, soil amelioration or any kind of construction), policy formulation, project planning, implementation and policy/project evaluation (Cooke and Doornkamp 1990).

The particular benefits of geomorphological knowledge in these tasks can only be illustrated by case studies. From a purely organizational aspect, geomorphologists can participate in environmental management planning in three various modes (Graf 1996): – as experts entirely independent from economic or investment companies (mostly university experts); – as external consultants, who are in contract with partners responsible for the implementation of environment management tasks or – as experts directly employed by decision makers.

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