LAND USE IN THE AREAS AFFECTED BY GLIMEE‐TYPE LANDSLIDES IN THE TRANSYLVANIAN PLAIN. CASE STUDIES: THE LANDSLIDES FROM APATIU, ARCHIUD, BOZIEȘ AND MĂLUȚ
V. V. POP1
1 Babeș‐Bolyai University Cluj‐Napoca, Faculty of Geography, 400006, Cluj‐Napoca, Romania, e‐mail: email@example.com
ABSTRACT. – Land Use in the Areas Affected by Glimee‐Type Landslides in the Transylvanian Plain. Case Studies: The Landslides from Apatiu, Archiud, Bozieș and Măluț. A special way of land utilisation in the Transylvanian Plain can be found in areas with glimee‐type landslides. Their micro‐relief drove people to resort to most various land use methods. From the numerous sites with glimee‐type landslides in the Transylvanian Plain, this study focuses on the landslides from Apatiu, Archiud and Măluț. Pastures, hay meadows, orchards and vineyards are among the best represented categories of land use. Knowing the precise area occupied by these categories may offer a valuable insight about the economic importance of these plots of land. Furthermore, we have to stress that recently more and more glimee‐type landslides have been included in Natura 2000 protected areas. Such actions help justify the increased attention that must be offered to these areas, economically, scientifically, but also as a tourist attraction.
Keywords: glimee‐type landslides, land use, topo‐climate, pedogenetic processes, Transylvanian Plain, agricultural reclaiming.