The montado landscapes of Alentejo: Identification of threatened Mediterranean landscapes in southern Portugal

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Title:
The montado landscapes of Alentejo: Identification of threatened Mediterranean landscapes in southern Portugal
Author:
Martinho da Silva, Isabel, 1965-
Issue Date:
1996
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Montado landscapes are agro-silvo-pastoral systems where pastures and crops occur under the canopy of trees. They are specific to the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula. In Alentejo, two types of montado with different origins, geographic distribution, and economy can be distinguished: the Holm Oak Montado and the Cork Oak Montado. Changes in Alentejo's socioeconomic situation have led to montados, until recently the most profitable land use for the poor soils of the region, being currently in danger of extinction either by abandonment or substitution. This thesis seeks to identify the structure, dynamic evolution, and possible future of montados. It demonstrates, within an historical perspective, that these landscapes can assume different forms, corresponding to varying degrees of intensity and uses. Therefore, the preservation of their productive, ecological, and cultural values necessitates redefinition of their form in relation to the evolving socioeconomic context.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Anthropology, Cultural.; History, European.; Geography.; Environmental Sciences.
Degree Name:
M.L.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable Natural Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Wilkin, Donovan C.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe montado landscapes of Alentejo: Identification of threatened Mediterranean landscapes in southern Portugalen_US
dc.creatorMartinho da Silva, Isabel, 1965-en_US
dc.contributor.authorMartinho da Silva, Isabel, 1965-en_US
dc.date.issued1996en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractMontado landscapes are agro-silvo-pastoral systems where pastures and crops occur under the canopy of trees. They are specific to the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula. In Alentejo, two types of montado with different origins, geographic distribution, and economy can be distinguished: the Holm Oak Montado and the Cork Oak Montado. Changes in Alentejo's socioeconomic situation have led to montados, until recently the most profitable land use for the poor soils of the region, being currently in danger of extinction either by abandonment or substitution. This thesis seeks to identify the structure, dynamic evolution, and possible future of montados. It demonstrates, within an historical perspective, that these landscapes can assume different forms, corresponding to varying degrees of intensity and uses. Therefore, the preservation of their productive, ecological, and cultural values necessitates redefinition of their form in relation to the evolving socioeconomic context.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAnthropology, Cultural.en_US
dc.subjectHistory, European.en_US
dc.subjectGeography.en_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.L.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWilkin, Donovan C.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1381787en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b34290291en_US
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