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Table 2 Evolution of European lands resources

From: A survey of the transmission of infectious diseases/infections between wild and domestic ungulates in Europe

  1990/1961 2008/2000
Country area 1.000 1.000
Agricultural area 0.993 0.967
Arable land 0.935 0.964
Arable land and Permanent crops 0.939 0.963
Fallow land * *
Forest area * 1.005
Inland water 1.003 1.008
Land area 1.000 1.000
Other land * 1.014
Permanent crops 1.024 0.948
Permanent meadows and pastures 1.047 0.973
Temporary crops * *
  1. Ratios (i) equal 1 mean that the area stayed constant during the period considered (ii) lower than 1: diminution of the area (iii) higher than 1: augmentation of the area concerned.
  2. These ratios were obtained dividing land areas (in 1000 Ha) of 2 years. We performed 2 ratios, [area in 1990]/[area in 1961] and [area in 2008]/[area in 2000], to have a constant total European countries area (which changed between 1990 and 2000).
  3. *unavailable data
  4. Data obtained from the fao website, consulted 19 December 2010 (updated on September 2010). http://faostat.fao.org/site/377/DesktopDefault.aspx?PageID=377#ancor. Request was effectuated with the selection: (i) Country: "Europe + (Total)" and "Europe > (List); (ii) Year: "1961, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2008"; (iii) Item: "Country area, Agricultural area, Arable land, Arable land and Permanent crops, Fallow land, Forest area, Inland water, Land area, Other land, Permanent crops, Permanent meadows and pastures, Temporary crops".