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Title (Primary) Optimising thematic resolution of landscape metrics for biodiversity monitoring in rural Europe
Title (Secondary) 25 years of landscape ecology: scientific principles in practice. 7th IALE World Congress, Wageningen, 8.-12.7.2007
Author Bailey, D.; Billeter, R.; Aviron, S.; Parracchini, M.; Schweiger, O.; Herzog, F.;
Publisher Bunce, R.G.H.; Jongman, R.H.G.; Hojas, L.; Weel, S.;
Journal IALE Publication Series
Year 2007
Department BZF;
Volume 4
Language englisch;
Abstract There is an urgent requirement for relatively cheap and rapid methods for monitoring the
status of biodiversity in agricultural landscapes. Most direct monitoring methods are
expensive requiring extensive field work and the use of multiple species groups with
contrasted ecological requirements. The potential use of landscape metrics as inexpensive
indicators was proposed by O’Neill et al. (1988). Whilst the identification of a generic set of
metrics is challenging due to map interpretation issues, spatial scale and ecological
appropriateness, it is widely acknowledged that biodiversity depends on landscape
properties. Here we identify landscape pattern metrics that act as indicators for biodiversity in
the context of monitoring Temperate European agricultural landscapes. As the affectivity of
metrics will be highly influenced by the map classification (Bailey et al. 2006a) we explore the
role of thematic resolution and examine a suite of biological and functional groups.
ID 14965
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=14965
Bailey, D., Billeter, R., Aviron, S., Parracchini, M., Schweiger, O., Herzog, F. (2007):
Optimising thematic resolution of landscape metrics for biodiversity monitoring in rural Europe
In: Bunce, R.G.H., Jongman, R.H.G., Hojas, L., Weel, S. (eds.)
25 years of landscape ecology: scientific principles in practice. 7th IALE World Congress, Wageningen, 8.-12.7.2007
IALE Publication Series 4
IALE, Wageningen, p. 556 - 557