(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Rule-based GIS-modelling for management purposes : a case study from the islands of Froan, Sør-Trøndelag, mid-western Norway

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BRYN A. (1) ; DRAMSTAD W. (1) ; FJELLSTAD W. (1) ; HOFMEISTER F. (1) ;
(1) Norwegian Forest and Landscape Inst., Ås, NORVEGE


The islands of Froan, in the outermost part of Sør-Trøndelag County, are dominated by coastal heath in a state of recession due to reduced traditional land use. The AA. mapped the vegetation on Froan and used rule-based GIS-modelling to predict the relative potential for future vegetation changes. The model was based on a range of map layers, including management themes such as history of heath burning and peat removal, current practices of sheep grazing, and also themes derived from the vegetation map, such as soil nutrients, soil moisture and present management status. The resulting model output provides relative probabilities of future changes under different land-use scenarios, and highlights where management efforts should be focused in order to maintain the traditional landscape character


Article of periodic

published at : Norsk geografisk tidsskrift / ISSN 0029-1951 / CODEN NGGTA2

Editor : Norske geografiske selskab, Oslo ; Universitetsforlaget, Oslo - NORVEGE (1926)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 64, no4 [pp. 175-184]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 5 fig., 1 tabl.




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00291951.2010.528224

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