Geografie 1994, 99, 248-260

Landscape Structure Change of the Czech Rural Landscape

Zdeněk Lipský

Institut aplikované ekologie VŠZ, 281 63 Kostelec nad Černými lesy, Czechia

Land use and landscape structure changes were investigated on the example of an agricultural landscape in Central Bohemia. The attention has been paid particularly to deep changes which occurred during recent 40 years of socialist collectivization. The analysis of the landscape development shows that not only the ratio of arable lands, grasslands and forests, but particularly their spatial composition significantly influence the landscape stability.