EGU General Assembly 2022
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Possible solution of global environmental problems: adaptive landscape management

Pál Balázs1, Adrienn Horváth1, Imre Berki1, Mátyás Szépligeti2, and Éva Konkoly-Gyuró1
Pál Balázs et al.
  • 1University of Sopron, Institute of Environmental Protection and Nature Conservation, Sopron, Hungary
  • 2Őrség National Park Directorate, Őriszentpéter, Hungary

Traditional, small scale land use based on landscape potential is mostly less harmful to the ecosystem compared to present high production-oriented practices. However, low-intensity techniques are generally under-represented in the present land management system or even forgotten. We reveal these ancient management methods and practices in a western Transdanubian forest-dominated landscape of the Carpathian basin (Őrség) through interviews with local elderly people, literature review, historical map-based long term land use change detection and landscape character assessment. We evaluate the results from the point of view of the question: how these solutions could be helpful for the fight against biodiversity loss or even climate change.

Acknowledgement: Project no. 141576 has been implemented with the support provided by the Ministry of Innovation and Technology of Hungary from the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund, financed under the MEC_R_21 funding scheme.

How to cite: Balázs, P., Horváth, A., Berki, I., Szépligeti, M., and Konkoly-Gyuró, É.: Possible solution of global environmental problems: adaptive landscape management, EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022, EGU22-7017,, 2022.