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|Title: ||The third dimension in landscape metrics analysis applied to Central Alentejo-Portugal|
|Authors: ||Batista, Teresa|
|Editors: ||Azevedo, João Carlos|
Pinto, Maria Alice
|Keywords: ||Métricas de paisagem|
Local landscape Units
|Issue Date: ||Sep-2010|
|Publisher: ||IUFRO Landscape Ecology Working Group International Conference|
|Citation: ||Batista, T., Mendes, P. Mendes, Carvalho, L.. 2010. The third dimension in landscape metrics analysis applied to central Alentejo - Portugal. Proceedings of Landscape Ecology International Conference IUFRO 2010, Forest Landscape and Global Change. Bragança, Portugal. Pp 462-467.|
|Abstract: ||Landscape metrics have been widely developed over the last two decades, although the question
remains: How does landscape metrics relates with ecological processes?
One of the major recent developments in landscape metrics analysis was the third dimension
integration. Topography has an extremely important role on ecosystems function and structure,
even though the common analysis in landscape ecology only conceives planimetric surface
which leads to some erroneous results, particularly in mountain areas.
The analytical process tested patch, class and landscape metrics behavior in 11 sample areas of
100 sqkm each in several topographical conditions of Central Alentejo. It is presented the
significance analysis of the results achieved in planimetric and 3D environments.|
|Appears in Collections:||ICAAM - Artigos em Livros de Actas/Proceedings|
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