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Use of Landscape Sciences for Environmental Assessment

Pilot Study

Pilot countries

United States

Germany
Participating Countries

Australia

Austria
Bulgaria
Finland
Georgia
Germany
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Norway
Poland
Romania
Russian Federation
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States
Contact Persons

William KEPNER
kepner.william@epa.gov

Felix MUELLER:
felix@ecology.uni-kiel.de

Objective

The purpose and scope of the landscape sciences pilot study is to establish a working group representative of NATO Member and Partner nations to exchange information about landscape science approaches useful for environmental assessment and to transfer landscape assessment technologies among the study group participants for use in environmental protection and preservation programmes. Both land use and land cover characterization and the use of landscape indicators will be demonstrated for environmental assessment. Multiple geographic areas in Europe and the continental United States have been selected for this demonstration study. The pilot study will explore the possibility of quantifying and assessing environmental condition, processes of land degradation, and subsequent impacts on natural and human resources (including security) by combining the advanced technologies of remote sensing, geographic information systems, spatial statistics, and process models with landscape ecology theory.


Publications
  • SUMMARY FINAL REPORT (2007) (.PDF/85KB)

  • USE OF LANDSCAPE SCIENCE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (Springer), 2001-2006
    Petrosillo, I.; Müller, F.; Jones, K.B.; Zurlini, G.; Krauze, K.; Victorov, S.; Li, B.-L.; Kepner, W.G. (Eds)
    2007, XII, 497 p.
    ISBN: 978-1-4020-6589-7
    Series: NATO Science for Peace and Security Series
    Subserie: C: Environmental Security
Meetings

Final Meeting - St. Petersburg, Russia, 3-6 July 2006

Meeting - Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, 4- 8 September 2005

Meeting - Lecce, Italy - 5-9 September 2004
Meeting - Debe, Poland - 1-3 September 2003
Meeting - Salzau, Germany, 19-21 November 2002
Meeting - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - 3-5 April 2002
 

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