Translating land cover/land use classifications to habitat taxonomies for landscape monitoring: a Mediterranean assessment

Tomaselli, Valeria and Dimopoulos , Panayotis and Marangi , Carmela and Kallimanis , Athanasios S and Adamo, Maria and Tarantino , Cristina and Panitsa , Maria and Terzi, Massimo and Veronico, Giuseppe and Lovergine, Francesco and Nagendra, Harini and Lucas , Richard and Mairota, Paola and Mucher, Caspar A and Blonda, Palma (2013) Translating land cover/land use classifications to habitat taxonomies for landscape monitoring: a Mediterranean assessment. Landscape Ecology, 28 (5). pp. 905-930. ISSN 0921-2973

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Abstract

Periodicmonitoring of biodiversity changes at a landscape scale constitutes a key issue for conservation managers. Earth observation (EO) data offer a potential solution, through direct or indirect mapping of species or habitats. Most national and international programs rely on the use of land cover (LC) and/or land use (LU) classification systems. Yet, these are not as clearly relatable to biodiversity in comparison to habitat classifications, and provide less scope for monitoring. While a conversion from LC/LU classification to habitat classification can be of great utility, differences in definitions and criteria have so far limited the establishment of a unified approach for such translation between these two classification systems.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Mapping Land cover Land use Habitat Earth observation Taxonomies Natura 2000 Classification schemes
Subjects: C Publications by ATREEians > G Journal Papers
Divisions: Publications by ATREEians > Journal Papers
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Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2016 09:37
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2016 09:37
URI: http://eprints.atree.org/id/eprint/337

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