Special Issue "Advances in the Evolution of the Geomorphological Landscape of Urbanized Areas"

A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X). This special issue belongs to the section "Landscape Ecology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 815

Special Issue Editors

Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, Institute of Geography, Pedagogical University of Krakow, 30-084 Kraków, Poland
Interests: geomorphology; geoecology; hydrology; history; geotourism
Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, Institute of Geography, Pedagogical University of Krakow, 30-084 Kraków, Poland
Interests: geomorphology; geostatistics; geographic information system; remote sensing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Geomorphological landscape of urbanised areas is continuously changing influenced by different forms of human activity, which results in concave or convex landforms, transformed local denivelations, altered terrain slope and aspect, leading to transformed hydrological and hydrogeological conditions, changed soil and vegetation. These transformations occur in different times scales, on different stages of town development, and very often they accidently become a barrier for urban planning. In case of cities of long history, the study of former (fossil)  topographic areas makes it possible to assess conditions of their development. The indicated matters represent the object of interest of many scientific disciplines such as geomorphology, geology, soil science, archaeology, history, geotourism, urban planning. The determined changes of geomorphological landscapes of urbanised areas make it possible to assess changes in geodiversity and biodiversity, which, in turn, become a base to assess affects of urbanisation and, at the same time, to devise methods of their counteracting. The results of these investigations should be widely taken into account in urban planning. The source of essential information includes the results of archaeological, geoengineering,  geological and geomorphological research, as well as analyses of archival cartographic materials and photographs. In preparing the papers to present Special Issue, we encourage to use modern research methods including geographic information system and remote sensing.

Prof. Dr. Adam Łajczak
Dr. Roksana Zarychta
Guest Editors

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  • landscape ecology
  • urbanized areas
  • geodiversity
  • geoinformation
  • topography
  • relief

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