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Tra conoscenza locale e scientifica: indagine etnopedologica e geostatistica applicata allo studio dei suoli nel contesto territoriale del Golfo di Oristano

Ganga, Antonio (2017) Tra conoscenza locale e scientifica: indagine etnopedologica e geostatistica applicata allo studio dei suoli nel contesto territoriale del Golfo di Oristano. Doctoral Thesis.

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Abstract

This research aims to increase the environmental knowledge of a complex area (the Gulf of Oristano) investigating the following aspects:
- The distribution and behaviour of some key potentially toxic elements (PTE).
- To integrate, through an innovative ethnopedological approach (EA), local and scientific knowledge in order to improve our understanding of the whole environmental and socio-economic aspects that have historically characterized such area.
The realization and implementation of provisional geostatistical models related to the presence of some PTE, by applying the Ordinary Kriging (OK), have shown a spatial distribution that, except for some specific area, is mainly linked with the natural geological and/or pedological conditions.
The results coming from the integrated EA shows that toponymy (TP) cannot be intended merely as a contextual geographic practice aiming to attribute a specific place name to a predefined space. It rather represents a really complex and articulated dynamic objectivation of a geographic entity. This process is the consequence of a strong, deep, and often conflicting interaction among humans, culture, and the surrounding environment. During the Anthropocene period, the influence of human activities on TP has been so intensive that many place names are now coined to mainly indicate the “artificial” man-made features of an intensively anthropized environment. Such “technogenic TPs” could represent the “written witness” of the Anthropocene during subsequent eras.

Item Type:Doctoral Thesis
ID Code:11498
Contributors:Capra, Gian Franco
Publisher:Universita' degli studi di Sassari
Uncontrolled Keywords:Geostatistics, toponymy, ethnopedology
Subjects:Area 07 - Scienze agrarie e veterinarie > AGR/14 Pedologia
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01-a Nuovi Dipartimenti dal 2012 > Scienze della Natura e del Territorio
Cicli, scuole e corsi:Ciclo 28 > Scienze della natura e delle sue risorse > Scienza e tecnologia dei minerali e delle rocce di interesse industriale
Deposited On:07 Apr 2017 10:23

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