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DOI 10.1007/s10980-005-5224-1
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Title (Primary) Landscape diagnosis on different space and time scales - a challenge for landscape planning
Author Bastian, O.; Krönert, R.; Lipský, Z.
Source Titel Landscape Ecology
Year 2006
Department CLE
Volume 21
Issue 3
Page From 359
Page To 374
Language englisch
Keywords Evaluation; Landscape assessment; Landscape character; Landscape functions; Rare and endangered landscapes; Spatial reference units
Abstract Landscape diagnosis provides a bridge between scientific knowledge and socio-economic issues that is needed to meet the demands of sophisticated landscape planning and management. The diagnostic assessment of landscape functions (capacities, goods and services supported by the landscape) at different spatio-temporal scales is a valuable tool that can solve the transformation problem. A variety of landscape classification systems - including biophysical and landscape units - can be applied as a spatial reference system. Examples are described from the multitude of approaches to assess landscape functions that can be employed in landscape diagnosis. The theoretical and methodological aspects of the approach are illustrated using examples both from Germany and the Czech Republic. The examples focus on landscape functions such as groundwater recharge, regulation of water balance, and resistance to wind erosion. In addition, the rarity of and threats to landscape types, landscape aesthetic values, and the landscape character and landscape persistence are discussed.
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Bastian, O., Krönert, R., Lipský, Z. (2006):
Landscape diagnosis on different space and time scales - a challenge for landscape planning
Landsc. Ecol. 21 (3), 359 - 374 10.1007/s10980-005-5224-1