V. STOILOV-LINU1,2, Ana-Maria DĂNILĂ2, B.M. NEGREA1,3
1 Centre of Mountain Economy “CE-MONT” of the National Institute for Economic Research ”Costin C. Kiritescu” – INCE, Romanian Academy, 49 Petreni Street, Vatra Dornei, Romania
2 “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Geography and Geology Faculty, Geography Department, 20A Carol I, 700505, Iasi, Romania
3 “Ovidius” University of Constanta – Doctoral School of Applied Sciences, Biology, 58 Ion Voda Street, 900525, Constanta, Romania
The current paradigm towards which modern society tends is that of sustainable development, which has as a starting point the rational use of resources. Land use is thus a crucial element for human society, which imposed the variability of approaches, the inclusion of the statistical component and thus the transposition of qualitative details in quantitative format, in order to quantify the detection of changes in the reference area. The methodology is based on the use of the Corine Land Cover database, processed in order to obtain quantitative data for each category. The main objective of the paper is to highlight the changes in land use in the Dorna basin along with the mapping of use categories, for a period of about 30 years, with related changes. The quantitative results showed major changes in the main categories of use, the most important being found in forests, pastures, cultivated land and in a large part of the artificial areas.
Keywords: land use, Dorna Basin, changes, CLC, modeling, natural surfaces, anthropic surfaces