Chances and limits of using landscape metrics within the interactive planning tool Pimp Your Landscape
Frank, S. ; Fürst, C. ; Lorz, C. ; Koschke, L. ; Abiy, M. ; Makeschin, F.
Dresden University of Technology
Landscape metrics provide valuable information for the interpretation of landscape patterns. With regard to the implementation of structural landscape parameters into the evaluation system of the planning tool Pimp Your Landscape, we studied values of landscape metrics at different spatial resolutions. A literature review and a case study led to a choice of metrics that might be suitable for the assessment of several landscape functions and services. We tested this set of landscape metrics for a test area in Saxony, Germany. Except for diversity indices which gave consistent responses, landscape metrics varied significantly with changing resolution. Considering these results, we selected few easily applicable, unambiguous landscape metrics. With respect to the spatial resolution, these indices might be useful to quantify processes, functions and services on landscape level within Pimp Your Landscape. Using class-level indices, a specific aggregation of land use types might be helpful for an exact description of land use pattern changes caused e.g. by landscape fragmentation.
pimp your landscape ; landscape metrics ; scale problem ; biodiversity ; landscape aesthetics
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1. Methodology and modelling tools and platforms
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LandMod 2010: International Conference on Integrative Landscape Modelling
3/2/2010 - 5/2/2010