(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Landscape position and spatial patterns in the distribution of land use within the southern Appalachian Mountains

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

RICE J.S. (1) ; EMANUEL R.E. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, ETATS-UNIS


The AA. examined the influence of landscape position on spatial patterns in land-use distribution within the Little Tennessee River Basin (LTRB) of the southern Appalachian Mountains. They show that landscape position, defined with respect to both natural and anthropogenic spatial variables, provides for the identification of statistically significant differences in the distribution of common forms of land use in the study region. Using the same variables, significant differences in the landscape positions subject to land-use change in the LTRB are also examined. These results suggest landscape position exerts a strong influence on the distribution of different forms of land use and the likeliness of given area undergoing land-use change (LUC). The approach presented here may prove useful in aiding the development of future strategies to address the consequences of land use in many regions


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 35, no5 [pp. 443-457]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 4 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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