DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW GIS-BASED METHOD TO DETECT HIGH NATURAL VALUE FARMLANDS: A CASE STUDY IN CENTRAL ITALY

E. Fanfarillo, M. Latini, G. Nicolella, G. Abbate

Abstract


An original method for the identification of High Natural Value farmlands is presented. Gathering information about land use (CORINE Land Cover), geomorphology (elevation and Terrain Ruggedness Index) and remote sensing data in a GIS environment we were able to develop a new detection process; its  application to a wide sector of central Italy, in areas characterized by high biodiversity and relevant agronomic and cultural value, is presented. Thus, a new tool for diminishing sampling efforts and economic and time wastes in territorial studies is provided

Keywords


HNVF; Agroecosystems; Latium region; Abruzzo region; GIS; Biodiversity; Extensive agriculture; Remote sensing

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4462/annbotrm-13829

Annali di Botanica is published by the Department of Environmental Biology - University La Sapienza of Rome, Italy. The journal is printed by Sapienza Università di Roma - Centro Stampa Università.

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