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W poszukiwaniu geokompleksów

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Searching for geocomplexes
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In all fields of science, which develop dynamically, methodological issues are regarded as
most important. In complex physical geography (landscape ecology) many terms used have
several meanings and various definitions. Landscape is the chief example of such an unclear
term. For some geographers landscape is a physiognomic or structural concept, for others its
has connotations with appearance only. Landscape, being the main object of the research,
ought to be defined precisely, and it is proposed that it should be treated as physiognomic
aspect of a geocomplex. Using a term in a consistent way is another important issue. Terminological chaos and
lack of precision necessary in research result often from the borrowing of a term and changing
its meaning without defining it.
In the Polish scientific literature, in the field of complex physical geography (landscape
ecology), a discussion on objectivity of the existence of geocomplexes has begun recently. In
the author's opinion geocomplexes of a particular taxonomic rank are factual and they can
be delineated on the basis of criteria adopted in accordance with their definitions. Other
geocomplexes based on optionally chosen criteria are not always real. Sometimes they are
objects of mental constructions of researchers (like in the experiment made by M. Pietrzak).
This is shown in a landscape map, which is always the result of dividing of the geographical
Artykuł jest głosem w dyskusji toczącej się od wielu lat na temat przedmiotu badań
geografii fizycznej kompleksowej, obiektywnego istnienia jednostek przestrzennych - geokompleksów
oraz terminologii tej dyscypliny geografii. Nadal wydaje się, że dyskusyjnym terminem
jest krajobraz. Autorka uznaje stosowanie tego terminu dla oznaczania fizjonomii jednostki
przestrzennej, a dla określenia chorostruktury i etostruktury rezerwuje pojęcie geokompleksu
lub traktowanego jako synonim - geosystemu. Jednocześnie opowiada się za uznaniem obiektywnego
istnienia geokompleksów. Innym poruszanym zagadnieniem jest poprawność terminologii
stosowanej przez polskich geografów.
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