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Changing landscapes, climate and biodiversity as seen through art.

Föränderliga landskap, klimat och biologisk mångfald sett genom konst.
  • Ingvar Kärnefelt
  • Kevin E. Kandt
  • Michael Lissok
Publishing year: 2016-04
Language: English
Pages: 38-226
Publication/Series: Festgaben aus Floras Füllhorn, Pomonas Gärten und vom Helikon. Eine Blütenlese kultur- und kunsthistorischer Beiträge zum 65. Geburtstag von Gerd-Helge Vogel
Document type: Book chapter
Publisher: Verlag Ludwig

Abstract english

Landscape paintings from the last two
centuries can be used in certain cases as an aid for
studies of changes in land use. Also changes in biodiversity
can be evaluated in comparison with the
present situation. Similarly, effects of global warming
in older paintings can also probably be evaluated.
Examples of paintings from Sweden done by Bruno
Liljefors and from the United States done by several
painters who depicted the Old West were selected as
examples for the purpose of this paper.


  • Natural Sciences


  • ISBN: 978-3-86935-281-7
Ingvar Kärnefelt
E-mail: ingvar [dot] karnefelt [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Professor emeritus

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