The Study of the Dynamics of Forest Landscapes in Georgia Based on the Analysis of Spatial-Temporal Concept of Natural-Territorial Complexes
Earth Sciences
Volume 6, Issue 5-1, October 2017, Pages: 17-22
Received: May 8, 2017; Accepted: May 10, 2017; Published: Jul. 11, 2017
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Dali Nikolaishvili, Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU), Tbilisi, Georgia
Nino Chikhradze, Department of Geomorphology and Geoecology, Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, TSU, Tbilisi, Georgia; School of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
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Abstract
The study of the forest dynamics of Georgia’s landscapes is based on the analysis spatial-temporal concept of natural-territorial complexes (NTCs), which was developed by Prof. Nikoloz Beruchashvili. This question allows analyzing and evaluating the following issues: forest resource potential of landscapes and restoration of the retrospective picture of the forest area in the different historical periods. This landscape approach allowed us to identify the trend of changes in the horizontal structure of the landscapes having occurred on the territory of Georgia in that long period of time. In particular, the following factors were analyzed and identified: areas of the landscapes, forest area and degree of its diminution, amount of phytomass, etc. Thus, on the basis of the research some peculiarities of the modern horizontal structure of the landscapes of Georgia were identified, also the trend of change of the horizontal structure of the landscapes of Georgia from the early days of human society to present was identified and the degree of diminution of the natural-territorial complexes of the forests of Georgia from the early days of human society to present was identified.
Keywords
Natural-Territorial Complexes, Forest Resource Potential, Horizontal Structure
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Dali Nikolaishvili, Nino Chikhradze, The Study of the Dynamics of Forest Landscapes in Georgia Based on the Analysis of Spatial-Temporal Concept of Natural-Territorial Complexes, Earth Sciences. Special Issue: New Challenge for Geography: Landscape Dimensions of Sustainable Development. Vol. 6, No. 5-1, 2017, pp. 17-22. doi: 10.11648/j.earth.s.2017060501.13
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