Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, Vol 71, No 1 (2006)

Application of Natural Resources Indicators to Agricultural Land Management in Slovenia


Pages: 11-19


The group of indicators to establish the impact of land management measures on natural resources in the agricultural landscapes in Slovenia is discussed and identifi ed. Each chosen natural resource indicator is defi ned regarding indicator status, quality parameters of an indicator and indicator costs. The indicators are divided into two subgroups: abiotic indicators and biodiversity indicators, whereby biodiversity indicators are threatened on tree levels: genetic, species and ecosystem level. Th e result is the synthesis of natural resources indicators with the tabular review of their main characteristics, named indicators personal data. With selected indicator group the evaluation and monitoring of management measures regarding sustainability is possible. The weaknesses of some selected natural resources indicators are discussed and the fact that the indicators characteristics are not stable, but are time and space dependable is taken into consideration.


natural resources; agricultural land management; indicators

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