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The Human Pressure upon the Environment Through Agricultural Land Use in the Desnăţui Plain


Journal: Romanian Review of Regional Studies
ISSN 1841-1576

Volume: VIII;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 79;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Human pressure | Environment | Arable land | Orchards | Vineyards | Pastures and grasslands

Through its activities, one way or another, Man leaves a mark upon the environment. The Desnăţui Plain is an important agricultural region, a feature also confirmed by the increased number of rural settlements and a high percentage of arable lands. Practicing agriculture, man exercises a pressure upon the environment through various types of land use: arable, vineyards, orchards, pastures and grasslands. In order to be able to analyse the interaction between the man and the environment, we used the following formulae P = S/N where P represents the human pressure (ha/inhabitant), S = surface of the analysed area (ha) and N = number of inhabitants from the analysed area. The data was collected from the Regional Department of Statistics of Dolj and from the County Department of Statistics of Mehedinţi, processed using mathematical formula and interpreted based on the resulted maps.
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