Analysis of the landscape dynamics the in Barrancas district (Maipú, Mendoza) with Google Earth




Barrancas district (Maipú department, Mendoza, Argentina) landscape is undergoing recent and relatively rapid modifications due to changes in land use. For this reason, we propose, as a general objective, to analyze the Barrancas district landscape dynamics since the 1990s, and, as specific objectives, to identify recent impacts -of natural or anthropic origin- that allow us to evaluate the production model stability or variability, and to identify trends of change in the short and medium term. The landscape was considered from a Systemic conception and Landscape Ecology was used as a methodological tool: from a qualitative analysis, the dynamics in landscape units and subunits was evaluated. As a result, it was possible to identify specific and extensive changes in some landscape units, some of which can negatively affect the stability of the agricultural production model and the preservation of archaeological resources in the area.

Author Biographies

Ana Carolina Beceyro, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo

Licenciada en Geografía (UBA), Profesora de Grado Universitario en Geografía (UNCuyo) y Doctora en Geografía (UNCuyo). Con formación y trayectoria como docente e investigadora en subdisciplinas como: Geografía de la Salud, Epidemiología, Salud Pública y Metodología de la Investigación en Geografía. Miembro del Instituto de Geografía, fundadora de la línea de investigación en Geografía de la Salud y coordinadora del Grupo IGeoS. Docente de grado en las carreras del Departamento de Geografía y en posgrados vinculados con el área de salud pública, salud ambiental y epidemiología.

María Sol Nadal, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo

Estudiante avanzada de la Licenciatura en Geografía. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. Argentina



How to Cite

Beceyro, A. C., & Nadal, M. S. (2022). Analysis of the landscape dynamics the in Barrancas district (Maipú, Mendoza) with Google Earth. GeoFocus. International Review of Geographical Information Science and Technology, (30), 73–92.