2014 - 2015
|Development of Land Reclamation in Mountainous Regions
|FACULTY OF HUMANITIES
LAND RECLAMATION IN HILLY REGIONS IN THE
Dr. Zvi Ron
Course given in the Department of Geography and Human Environment
Aim of the Course:
Studying the factors leading to settlement in hilly regions in the
Settlements and landuse in the hilly regions of the
The course will include field trips dealing with topics such as terrace agriculture and the development of springs for irrigated agriculture in the hills of
Main Topics of Study:
1. Hilly regions in the
2. The inception of hilly region settlement in the forest hills- deforestation for purposes of agricultural development and its impact on soil erosion.
3. The beginning of agricultural terracing: turning the hilly slopes into terraces as an efficient solution to the prevention of soil erosion and the creation of conditions enabling the existence of stable agriculture on hilly slopes.
4. The rate of soil formation and the extent of its erosion on hilly slopes in the
5. Types of agricultural terraces and the methods of their creation: dry-type terraces and irrigated terraces. Built terraces and hewn terraces: the structures of the agricultural terraces, their various types, parts and functions.
6. Techniques of land reclamation, ancient, traditional and modern.
Development of mechanization for land reclamation and for agricultural cultivation in modern agriculture and its impact.
7. Development of springs for irrigated agriculture in ancient times and in traditional agriculture.
8. Renewing of Jewish agricultural settlement and land reclamation in the hills towards the end of Turkish rule and during the period of the British Mandate.
9. The agricultural settlement and the development of vast land reclamation and agriculture in the hilly regions: In the
10. The distribution of agricultural terraces in the hills of the
11. The waning of agriculture and agricultural landuse in the hilly regions since the 1970's. The abandonment of most of the agricultural areas. The changeover from agricultural settlement to suburban settlement.