LAND COVER TYPOLOGY USING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR ROMANIAN VITICULTURAL LANDSCAPE

Adela Hoble, Daniela Popescu, Claudiu Bunea, Francoise Burel, Muriel Guernion, Annegret Nicolai, Alben Fertil, Silvia Winter, Sophie Kratschmer, Johann Zaller, Gema Guzmán, Martin Potthoff

Abstract


Viticultural landscapes traditionally consist of a diverse mosaic of different
elements of agricultural and semi-natural ecosystems, providing a variety of ecosystem services. In the context of VineDivers landscape ecology, a landscape buffers of 750 m in diameter were delimited around the centroid of the studied vineyard parcels. The results of landscape mapping are parameters such as percentage of semi-natural elements, mean size of vineyard parcel, and complexity index. In Romania were studied sixteen vineyards ecosystems from Târnave Viticulture Region – Transylvania. Landscape mapping offers a better understanding of spatial information and structural inventory of agroecosystems. Also, it should be possible to study the effects of landscape pattern upon species composition, and biodiversity.


Keywords


landscape pattern, landscape shape index, landscape diversity index, landscape heterogeneity index, semi-natural elements

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/agrisp.v103i3-4.12860



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