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Mitigating land degradation in Mediterranean agro-silvo-pastoral systems : a GIS-based approach

The sensitivity of the Mediterranean environment to degradation caused by land use and climate change. Special issue

Auteurs :
D'ANGELO, M.
ENNE, G.
MADRAU, S.
PERCICH, L.
PREVITALI, F.
PULINA, G.
ZUCCA, C.
BRANDT, C.J.

Description :
Agro-silvo-pastoral systems were studied in central-eastern Sardinia (Italy) to assess their environmental impact in marginal Mediterranean areas. Land cover changes between 1955 and 1996 were assessed by using multitemporal aerial coverages. Starting from a past land suitability classification developed at farm level, a scheme for the evaluation of the land suitability to the creation of new pastures at regional scale was developed by using GIS methodologies. The scheme classifies the land into 5 land suitability classes as defined in the FAO Framework for Land Evaluation.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Catena (Giessen), issn : 0341-8162, 2000, vol. 40, n°. 1, p. 37-49, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 26 ref.

Date :
2000

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Cremlingen-Destedt, Catena

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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