Landscape diversity in North Macedonia

Authors

  • Ljupčo Melovski Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, North Macedonia; Macedonian Ecological Society, Skopje, North Macedonia
  • Daniela Jovanovska Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, North Macedonia; Geography, Staffordshire University, UK
  • Slavčo Hristovski Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, North Macedonia; Macedonian Ecological Society, Skopje, North Macedonia

Keywords:

Landscape classification, valorisation, conservation, Balkans, Southeast Europe

Abstract

This study provides data on landscape diversity in North Macedonia. Total of 41 landscape types have been identified, on a higher hierarchical level organised within 8 landscape groups. The character of natural landscapes is provided by relief, climate, geology, soils and vegetation cover set along elevation gradient. The character of cultural landscapes is withal provided by land use and settlement patterns with reference to landscape cultural specifics and historicity. Research outputs provide an opportunity to further address the importance of spatial configuration for ecological processes and hopes to serve as a methodological and conceptual guideline for succeeding national landscape classifications in the region.

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Published

2019-12-31

How to Cite

Melovski, L., Jovanovska, D., & Hristovski, S. . (2019). Landscape diversity in North Macedonia. Macedonian Journal of Ecology and Environment, 21(1-2), 35–64. Retrieved from https://mjee.org.mk/index.php/mjee/article/view/122