Spatio-temporal changes of forest and vineyard surfaces in areas with sandy soils from southern Oltenia



The present study examines the spatial and temporal dynamics of forest and vineyard areas in the last three decades in areas occupied by sandy soils in southern Oltenia. Areas with sandy soils in this zone are considered vulnerable elements of the environment as a result of deflation phenomenon that occurs after the disappearance of vegetation. It is therefore necessary to analyze the current state of sandy soils covered by forest vegetation and vineyards, these two categories of vegetation playing a vital role in their stabilization. The results obtained show that in the last three decades forest areas decreased by approx. 2700 ha (11.6%) being replaced by sandy soils, while vineyards areas have diminished with 22% (1638 ha), with negative consequences of ecological, climatic and social nature


forest surfaces, vineyards, dynamic, sandy soils, southern Oltenia

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