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Cultural landcape dynamics Daniel Bwanika. The ancient cultural landscape “Old-growth” components A rescue for forest species.

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1 Cultural landcape dynamics Daniel Bwanika

2 The ancient cultural landscape “Old-growth” components A rescue for forest species

3 Örebro county Forest Mixed Agriculture

4 Örebro county over 1000 years

5 Cultural landscape The ancient cultural landscape is disappearing due socio-economic changes –urbanisation –abandonment of rural areas There is a need to identify the last remnants - fast, and at a low cost

6 The farm/village as a unit Periphery Crop BCrop A Centre

7 Before Forest FieldsPasture, meadow The village

8 Now Forest SpruceDeciduous forest Ruin

9 The project Compiled information about the history of colonisation and abandonment of small farm islands in the forest sea Major reference source (Helge Nelson 1913 in En Bergslagsbygd Ymer) Study location Kloten in northern Örebro län

10 Study area Kloten in N Örebro county Petri Palkki at Grimsö ( ) Maria Ströman (0581-Gammelbo) has contact with local experts

11 Socio-economic changes Time scale from Modern Sweden came in the 1950s Iron industry collapsed around 1880 Active colonisation policy (finns) after 1600 Iron industry boom

12 Land cover trends

13 The work Data Sources Compiled the information –changes in the number of farms over time (1600- present) –discuss positive and negative aspects

14 Discussion Deciduous forest (boreal forests) Different kinds of biodiversity –cultural is disappearing (vascular plants) –natural is appearing, and later disappearing ”Wilderness” comes back


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