Procedure of Landscape Anthropization Extent Modeling: Implementation for Ukrainian Physic-Geographic Taxons

  • Viktor Samoilenko Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Ivan Dibrova Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Volodymyr Osadchyi Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Institute, National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kyiv
  • Liubov Vishnikina V.G. Korolenko National Pedagogic University of Poltava, Ukraine
Keywords: landscape, anthropization, modeling, spatial data bases, physic-geographic taxon

Abstract

The procedure of anthropization extent modeling for landscapes and/or physic-geographic taxons was implemented for the specified megaregion – Ukrainian physic-geographic zones of mixed and broad-leaved forests and forest-steppe. The spatial data bases (SDB) for the implementation megaregion were organized by appropriate geoinformation processing of up-to-date open digital spatial data sources. The implementation operating scale of anthropization extent for physical-geographic taxons was substantiated and created in accordance with the megaregional SDB. The scale embodies 55 operating land use and/or land cover (LULC) systems causing determinate anthropization extent, presented by corresponding to mentioned systems anthropization categories and indexes. The operating scale was strictly implemented for the megaregion, including the anthropization extent modeling at the level of physic-geographic areas and districts with the interpretation of the obtained model results. Such results display that the land use consequences are altogether unfavorable for the natural environment of the megaregion.

The model implementation achievements indicated the relevance and objectivity of proposed approaches to the landscape anthropization extent modeling and their application suitability for schemes and projects of environmental management.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.erem.74.2.20646

Author Biographies

Viktor Samoilenko, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
Professor of department for physical geography and geoecology, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Doctor of Science in Geography, Professor
Ivan Dibrova, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
Assoc. professor of department for physical geography and geoecology, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Volodymyr Osadchyi, Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Institute, National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kyiv
Director of Institute, Doctor of Science in Geography
Liubov Vishnikina, V.G. Korolenko National Pedagogic University of Poltava, Ukraine
Chief of department for geography and its education, V.G. Korolenko National Pedagogic University of Poltava
Published
2018-10-26
Section
Articles