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dc.contributor.authorSalvati, Luca-
dc.contributor.authorRanalli, Flavia-
dc.contributor.authorCarlucci, Margherita-
dc.contributor.authorIppolito, Achille-
dc.contributor.authorFerrara, Agostino-
dc.contributor.authorCorona, Piermaria-
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-09T12:45:14Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-09T12:45:14Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.citationSalvati, L. et al. 2017. Forest and the city: a multivariate analysis of peri-urban forest land cover patterns in 283 European metropolitan areas. "Ecological Indicators" 73: 369–377it
dc.identifier.issn470-160X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2067/2954-
dc.description.abstractHeterogeneous definitions of urban areas and poorly homogenized forest data at the country scale have hampered the comparative assessment of peri-urban forest structure in developed countries. The present study investigates selected landscape characteristics of peri-urban forests in 283 metropolitan areas in Europe controlling for the role of the local context and regional suburbanization trends. Using land- scape metrics derived from Urban Atlas maps (a Copernicus/GMES initiative providing a comprehensive land-use assessment of European cities >100,000 inhabitants), significant differences in peri-urban forest structure were detected under five European regions. Specific class metrics (percent forest area, mean patch size, perimeter-to-area ratio) were correlated with urban morphology, landscape and territorial indicators. On average, forest cover is larger in northern and southern European metropolitan areas. For- est patch size increases from western to eastern Europe, with more regular patch shapes in central and eastern regions and less regular shapes in the rest of Europe. Forest class area increases with the area of discontinuous, medium-density settlements. Forest patch size increases with the average patch size of discontinuous dense urban fabric. Our evidence outlines a ‘sprawl model’ shaping fringe landscapes characterized by discontinuous urban settlements mixed with fragmented – but possibly well protected – forest patches.it
dc.language.isoenit
dc.publisherElsevierit
dc.subjectUrban atlasit
dc.subjectSprawlit
dc.subjectSocioeconomic contextit
dc.subjectLandscape metricsit
dc.subjectEuropeit
dc.titleForest and the city: a multivariate analysis of peri-urban forest land cover patterns in 283 European metropolitan areasit
dc.typearticleit
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.09.025-
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