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Common lands in Slovenia: cultural landscape between past and future

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.12.00  Humanities  Geography   

Code Science Field
P510  Natural sciences and mathematics  Physical geography, geomorphology, pedology, cartography, climatology 
S230  Social sciences  Social geography 
common lands, land use, cultural landscape, environment, society, rural areas, geography, Slovenia
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Researchers (2)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  08294  PhD Drago Perko  Humanities  Head  2005 - 2007  1,034 
2.  19134  PhD Franci Petek  Humanities  Researcher  2005 - 2007  132 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0618  Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts  Ljubljana  5105498000  61,076 
In Slovenia, common land has not yet been comprehensively studied, even though it represents an important cultural heritage of the Slovene nation and with its economic role contributes to the preservation of Slovenia’s countryside. It is a special type of cultural landscape that developed through the interaction of relatively constant natural conditions and changing social conditions, and therefore the linking of natural and social laws is essential for its research.Using the Geographical Information System, we will geocode the database of common land in Slovenia and establish how much common land there is, where it is located, and what its natural characteristics are. On this foundation, we will form a typology of the common land using the Ward method of cluster analysis that will help us define characteristic areas to study in detail. Within individual cadastral municipalities where a specific type of common land is located, we will determine the time and spatial changes to its extent, type of land use, and ownership and look for potential laws of its distribution relative to natural conditions.Using the Delphi method, we will determine the future of the common land relative to environmental limitations, current economic, social, and political conditions, and its place in the value scale of people – mostly owners, users, and residents living in the vicinity – in accordance with their conceptions of its economic significance and the protection of cultural heritage.
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