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Changes of the intensity of Ljig river basin erosion: Influence of anthropogenic factor

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Author(s): Dragićević Slavoljub | Stepić Milomir

Journal: Glasnik Srpskog Geografskog Društva
ISSN 0350-3593

Volume: 86;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 37;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: the intensity of erosion | agricultural areas | anthropogenic influences | Ljig river basin

ABSTRACT
According to new field investigations as well as mapping of erosion in Ljig river basin we have found out that its intensity has changed in regard to period of 40 years ago. The most expressive changes were noticed in Ljig river basin. As we have not noticed changes in physical-geographical factors the cause of the intensity decrease might be only influenced by indirect anthropogenic factor. Processes of growing old and decrease of rural population, migration village-town, marginalization of agriculture and decrease of cattle reserves caused the changes of land utilization. Agriculture areas were becoming overgrown with growing wild vegetation which restrained gradually considerable expressed processes of erosion in the past.
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