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Titolo: Effects of land use-land cover thematic resolution on environmental evaluations
Autori: Pelorosso, Raffaele
Apollonio, Ciro
Rocchini, Duccio
Petroselli, Andrea 
Data pubblicazione: 2021
Land use/land cover (LULC) maps are key input in environmental evaluations for the sustainable planning and management of socio-ecological systems. While the impact of map spatial resolution on environmental assessments has been evaluated by several studies, the effect of thematic resolu-tion (the level of detail of LU/LC typologies) is discording and still poorly investigated. In this pa-per, four scenarios of thematic resolution, corresponding to the four levels of CORINE classifica-tion scheme, have been compared in a real case study of landscape connectivity assessment, a major aspect for the biodiversity conservation and ecosystem service provision. The PANDORA model has been employed to investigate the effects of LULC thematic resolution on Bio-Energy Landscape Connectivity (BELC) at the scale of whole system, landscape units and single land cover patches, also in terms of ecosystem services. The results show different types of impacts on landscape connectivity due to the changed spatial pattern of the LULC classes across the four thematic resolution scenarios. Moreover, the main priority areas for conservation objectives and future sustainable urban expansion have been identified. Finally, several indications are given for supporting practitioners and researchers facing with thematic resolution issues in environmental assessment and land use planning.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2067/43206
ISSN: 2072-4292
DOI: 10.3390/rs13071232
Diritti: CC0 1.0 Universal
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