Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Aprovechamientos y funciones del bosque en ocho siglos de historia forestal en Els Ports (Castelló)

Javier Soriano Martí


Man and forests are linking through history because these areas have been an important economic resource for rural population. It’s for example the case of Mediterranean environments where men’s influence began more than eight centuries ago, transforming landscapes, land uses and producing new deforested areas. Changes have been more important in last decades when forests have lost their productive function while another functions are arisen, such as environment protection and social function. This change supposes a critical inversion in the historical tendency in relation to use of woodlands.

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