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DOI 10.1007/s00267-010-9570-7
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Titel (primär) Pimp your landscape: a tool for qualitative evaluation of the effects of regional planning measures on ecosystem services
Autor Fürst, C.; Volk, M.; Pietzsch, K.; Makeschin, F.
Quelle Environmental Management
Erscheinungsjahr 2010
Department CLE
Band/Volume 46
Heft 6
Seite von 953
Seite bis 968
Sprache englisch
Keywords Land-use planning; Land-use management; Environmental planning; Planning support; Evaluation of planning measures; Ecosystem services; Cellular automaton
Abstract The article presents the platform "Pimp your landscape" (PYL), which aims firstly at the support of planners by simulating alternative land-use scenarios and by an evaluation of benefits or risks for regionally important ecosystem services. Second, PYL supports an integration of information on environmental and landscape conditions into impact assessment. Third, PYL supports the integration of impacts of planning measures on ecosystem services. PYL is a modified 2-D cellular automaton with GIS features. The cells have the major attribute "land-use type" and can be supplemented with additional information, such as specifics regarding geology, topography and climate. The GIS features support the delineation of non-cellular infrastructural elements, such as roads or water bodies. An evaluation matrix represents the core element of the system. In this matrix, values in a relative scale from 0 (lowest value) to 100 (highest value) are assigned to the land-use types and infrastructural elements depending on their effect on ecosystem services. The option to configure rules for describing the impact of environmental attributes and proximity effects on cell values and land-use transition probabilities is of particular importance. User interface and usage of the platform are demonstrated by an application case. Constraints and limits of the recent version are discussed, including the need to consider in the evaluation, landscape-structure aspects such as patch size, fragmentation and spatial connectivity. Regarding the further development, it is planned to include the impact of land management practices to support climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies in regional planning.
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Fürst, C., Volk, M., Pietzsch, K., Makeschin, F. (2010):
Pimp your landscape: a tool for qualitative evaluation of the effects of regional planning measures on ecosystem services
Environ. Manage. 46 (6), 953 - 968 10.1007/s00267-010-9570-7