Search for dissertations about: "landscape geography"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 123 swedish dissertations containing the words landscape geography.

  1. 1. Landscape from space : geographical aspects on scale, regionalization and change detection

    Author : Ola Hall; Risto Kalliola; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Regionalization; Scale; Change detection; Multiscale analysis; Objectspecific analysis; Watershed transformation; Landscape; Satellite data; Geography; Complex systems theory; Fuzzy set theory; Multicriteria-evaluation.; Human geography; Kulturgeografi; Human Geography; kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : Landscapes are complex systems composed of multiscale hierarchically organized entities that interact within unique spatial and temporal scales. These interactions result in scaledependent spatial patterns that visually change depending upon the scale at which they are observed. READ MORE

  2. 2. A History under Siege : Intensive Agriculture in the Mbulu Highlands, Tanzania, 19th Century to the Present

    Author : Lowe Börjeson; Mats Widgren; Yusufu Lawi; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Landscape; Environmental history; Geography; Land use change; Population pressure; Incremental change; Landesque capital; Self-reinforcing processes; Detailed mapping; Participatory mapping; Oral history; Farming practices; Aerial photographs; Landscape photographs; Iraqw; Human geography; Kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : This doctoral thesis examines the history of the Iraqw’ar Da/aw area in the Mbulu Highlands of northern Tanzania. Since the late nineteenth century this area has been known for its intensive cultivation, and referred to as an “island” within a matrix of less intensive land use. READ MORE

  3. 3. Change and Persistence in a Reformed Landscape : A geographical analysis of land reforms and landscape change in Muhu and Rapla municipalities, Estonia, c. 1840 to 2003

    Author : Peeter Maandi; Göran Hoppe; Michael Jones; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Social and economic geography; land reforms; landscape; landownership; Muhu; Rapla; Estonia; Kulturgeografi; Human geography; Kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : A land reform is usually introduced to create conditions for change, either in agriculture or in the character of landownership. Since the middle of the 19th century, numerous radical land reforms have been implemented in rural Estonia, often at times of political and social upheaval. READ MORE

  4. 4. Continuous Landscapes in Finite Space : Making Sense of Satellite Images in Social Science

    Author : Anders Wästfelt; Ulf Sporrong; Christer Persson; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Land use; Landcover; Landscape; Landscape transition; Landscape characterisation; Remote sensed images; Spatial context; Hybrid characterisation; Human geography; Kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : Questions of landscape values connected to agriculture and environment are always related to local land use. In order to study land use it is necessary to understand the intentions of the users as well as the conditions for land use in a specific landscape. READ MORE

  5. 5. Dead Landscapes – and how to make them live

    Author : Katherine Burlingame; Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; landscape; heritage; heritagescapes; phenomenology; tourism; human geography; landscape geography; storytelling; enchantment; affect; emotion; Vikings; heritage management; presence;

    Abstract : Certain deadening forces including disneyfication, museumization, and the standardization of heritagescapes have led to the loss of embodied, lived experiences. In an effort to (re)enchant how these landscapes are developed, managed, and encountered, a new landscape model is introduced that combines the more practical components of heritage management (locale and story) with strategies that explore the emotional and affective dimensions of phenomenological landscape experience (presence). READ MORE