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Landscape Ecology

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 3-18

Recent changes in landscape structure and function in a mediterranean region of SW Spain (1950–1984)

  • Rocío Fernandez AlesAffiliated withDepartamento de Biología Vegetal y Ecología, Universidad de Sevilla
  • , Angel MartinAffiliated withDepartamento de Biología Vegetal y Ecología, Universidad de Sevilla
  • , Fernando OrtegaAffiliated withDepartamento de Biología Vegetal y Ecología, Universidad de Sevilla
  • , Enrique E. AlesAffiliated withDepartamento de Biología Vegetal y Ecología, Universidad de Sevilla

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Abstract

Recent economic development has altered landscape structure and function of a mediterranean region in Southwestern Spain. Intensive agricultural systems have concentrated in the more fertile areas, while marginal ones have been abandoned. As a result, landscape structure has changed. Consequences of this structural change on landscape processes are discussed.

Keywords

Agroecology Doñana National Park biological conservation Guadalquivir Valley Sierra Morena Spain