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Title: Order and chaos in landscape: the role of suitability maps to plan sustainable development
Authors: Dragan, Massimo
Duriavig, Marco
Feoli, Enrico
Fernetti, Michele
Lourenço, Nelson
Machado, Carlos
Keywords: Land use
multidimensional space
multi-criteria analysis
SDSS
Issue Date: 2007
Citation: Dragan, M.; Duriavig, M.; Feoli, E.; Fernetti, M.; Lourenco, N.; Machado, C. R. (2007). Order and chaos in landscape: the role of suitability maps to plan sustainable development. Ecological Questions. An International Journal on Controversial Problems of Ecology, 8:77–86.
Abstract: The role of suitability maps as produced by Spatial Decision Support Systems (SDSS) is revisited under the perspective of sustainable development. A method using suitability maps as neutral models to measure the divergence from an ordered landscape situation is suggested. The concept of land use niche in landscape multidimensional space is introduced as the theoretical framework to support the method. Two case studies are presented in which suitability maps are used to measure the order of the landscape.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10884/720
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