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Citation
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Title Landscape diversity
Alternate Title Land-cover Diversity of Agricultural, Near-natural and Natural Areas [68]
Publication Date 2008-04-30
Abstract The diversity of land cover types within landscapes is an important basis for biodiversity and related processes. The biodiversity potential of any location and hence that of landscapes themselves depends on the diversity of land cover types within a defined area. A high land cover diversity highly correlates with species diversity and thus is of particular importance for sustainability. The kinds of land cover types and their diversity depend largely on morphological, geological, and climate factors, as well as on human influence in form of land use. In general, the more varied the site conditions are, the more varied the natural habitats we meet, but also the more varied the possible forms of land use (e.g. agriculture, viniculture, fruit growing, grassland).
Purpose Interreg IIIb Alpine Space: Project DIAMONT
Status completed
Language eng
Responsible party
Identification of, and means of communication with, person(s) and organization(s) associated with the resource(s).
Individual name Prof. Dr. Ulrike Tappeiner
Organisation name EURAC - Institute for Alpine Environment
Position name Head of Institute
Role originator
Keywording
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Topic environment
Gemet Keyword (1)
English landscape
German Landschaft
French paysage
Italian paesaggio
Slovenian pokrajina, krajina
original GEMET: 4648
Gemet Keyword (2)
English ecology
German ├ľkologie
French ├ęcologie
Italian ecologia
Slovenian ekologija
original GEMET: 2470
Gemet Keyword (3)
English GEMET - GEneral Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus
Spatial Data
Representation textTable
Temporal extent
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Timeframe Begin: 2005 End: 2005
Data quality
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Scope level nonGeographicDataset
Lineage statement AT - DE - FR - IT - LI - SI
EuroGeographics (2005): Seamless Administrative Boundaries of Europe (SABE2004 v1.0).
European Environment Agency (2005): Corine land cover 2000 (CLC2000) 100 m.
CH EuroGeographics (2005): Seamless Administrative Boundaries of Europe (SABE2004 v1.0)
European Environment Agency (2005): Corine land cover (CLC1990) Switzerland.
Distribution Info
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Format csv
Distributor address
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Individual name Prof. Dr. Ulrike Tappeiner
Organisation name EURAC - Institute for Alpine Environment
Position name Head of Institute
Role originator