Electronic Journal of Polish Agricultural Universities (EJPAU) founded by all Polish Agriculture Universities presents original papers and review articles relevant to all aspects of agricultural sciences. It is target for persons working both in science and industry,regulatory agencies or teaching in agricultural sector. Covered by IFIS Publishing (Food Science and Technology Abstracts), ELSEVIER Science - Food Science and Technology Program, CAS USA (Chemical Abstracts), CABI Publishing UK and ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publisher - full membership). Presented in the Master List of Thomson ISI.
2003
Volume 6
Issue 2
Topic:
Environmental Development
ELECTRONIC
JOURNAL OF
POLISH
AGRICULTURAL
UNIVERSITIES
Pie˝kowski P. 2003. DISAPPEARANCE OF THE MID-FIELD PONDS AS A RESULT OF AGRICULTURE INTENSIFICATION, EJPAU 6(2), #07.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume6/issue2/environment/abs-07.html

DISAPPEARANCE OF THE MID-FIELD PONDS AS A RESULT OF AGRICULTURE INTENSIFICATION

Pawe│ Pie˝kowski

 

ABSTRACT



The paper presents the results of an introductory historical analysis in occurrence of mid-field ponds on the situated in the area (9039 km2) of younger plaistocene landscapes of Pomerania. The analysis was based on the comparison of topographical maps from 1888 and 1980. Loss of the ponds was presented in relation to respective mesoregions and the character of surface features, taking into consideration the water surface size and melioration works conducted in the drainage basin area. For the analysis purposes mid-field ponds located in the areas which usage in compared periods has not changed were chosen.

Key words: water ponds, agricultural landscape, historical analysis.