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Landscape transformation under global environmental change in Mediterranean Mountains : Agrarian lands as a guarantee for maintaining their multifunctionality
Varga, Diego (Universitat de Girona. Departament de Geografia)
Vila Subirós, Josep (Universitat de Girona. Departament de Geografia)
Barriocanal Lozano, Carles (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Pujantell Albos, Josep Antoni (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)

Fecha: 2018
Resumen: The analysis of past and present patterns of agrarian mountain areas allows researchers to characterize the influence of landscape heterogeneity on biodiversity, cultural heritage, and forest fire hazard. This process was mapped, quantified, and described through the use of digital mapping (GIS) and landscape indexes in a protected area in Alta Garrotxa (Catalonia, Spain). These areas require urgent management and modelling to provide alternative management scenarios, in order to maintain and recover habitats. A set of different scenarios have been designed using a multi-criteria evaluation and geospatial information available for the study area to identify the key areas for management action and to predict the potential effects on agricultural lands by prioritizing one or another management objective: biodiversity, landscape structure and perception, cultural heritage, fire hazard, and management cost. The observed progressive land abandonment of open areas with a small size and greater isolation will have a large impact on biodiversity and cultural heritage, and increase fire risk. Sustainable development will require planning objectives compatible with the conservation of biodiversity and the preservation of Mediterranean features with support for agricultural activities. This methodology can contribute to and be easily implemented by land managers, which could help to strengthen the link between managers and stakeholders.
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Lengua: Anglès.
Documento: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Materia: Farmlands ; Global change ; Landscape homogeneity ; Landscape metrics ; Mediterranean mountains ; Multicriteria analysis
Publicado en: Forests, Vol. 9, Issue 1 (January 2018) , art. 27, ISSN 1999-4907

DOI: 10.3390/f9010027


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