Landscape: Dynamics and Structure
In this section we take a look at the entirety of the landscape as a system with all its compartments, land use and cover types and characteristics.
The subject conceives of the landscape as a living organism and deals with its individual components, their pattern and the processes going on between them. The landscape provides resources and services such as nutrition, land for anthropogenic use, relaxation, habitats, etc. However, access to these services is not equal everywhere and every time. Processes and resource fluxes in the landscape are significantly controlled by its components and structure. Both components and spatial structure of the landscape undergo temporal changes. These can be detected, documented and analysed in GIS-based processes.