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Title: Geometries in Landscape Ecology
Authors: Fernandes, João Paulo
Guiomar, Nuno
Soares, António P.
Keywords: GIS
spatial analisys and geographical modeling
landscape planning
livestock systems
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Journal of Mediterranean Ecology, Firma EFFE publishers
Citation: Fernandes, J.P.; N. Guiomar; A.P.Soares, 2006,Geometries in Landscape Ecology, Journal of Mediterranean Ecology vol. 7, No.1-2-3-4, 2006: 3-13
Abstract: In the process of landscape characterization a diversified sets of geometries need to be considered. These geometries include Land Use geometry with its permanent shifting of the habitat mosaic, Natural Resources geometry depicting the available natural resources and their degree of affectation by land uses, as well as the manifold geometries associated with the different ecological patterns and processes in the landscape (target species, fragile areas, etc.) and Socio-Economical and Political geometries and how decision making at this level reflects in the other geometries. GIS spatial analysis and modelling allows the integration of these geometries with other variables, and allows the development of simulation models for the evaluation of alternative land use scenarios, assessing the sensitivity of biodiversity indicators within different scenarios, and the integrated evaluation of the effects of different development scenarios on biodiversity, economy and cultural aspects. Examples are given on the basis of an ongoing research on Large Scale Grazing Systems (LACOPE)
Type: article
Appears in Collections:ICAAM - Publicações - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais Com Arbitragem Científica

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