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A data driven study of relationships between relief and farmland abandonment in a Mediterranean region

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    Identifier: imarina:9285348
  • Authors:

    Zaragozí B
    Rodríguez-Sala J
    Rabasa A
    Ramón A
    Olcina J
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    Author, as appears in the article.: Zaragozí B; Rodríguez-Sala J; Rabasa A; Ramón A; Olcina J
    Department: Geografia
    URV's Author/s: Zaragozí Zaragozí, Benito Manuel
    Keywords: Spain Relief Mediterranean region Land use change Gis Farmland abandonment Digital elevation model Data mining Agricultural land Agricultural intensification Abandoned land
    Abstract: The environmental, cultural and socio-economic causes and consequences of farmland abandonment are issues of increasing concern for researchers and policy makers. In previous studies, we proposed a new methodology for selecting the driving factors in farmland abandonment processes. Using Data Mining and GIS, it is possible to select those variables which are more significantly related to abandonment. The aim of this study is to investigate the application of the above mentioned methodology for finding relationships between relief and farmland abandonment in a Mediterranean region (SE Spain).We have taken into account up to 28 different variables in a single analysis, some of them commonly considered in land use change studies (slope, altitude, TWI, etc), but also other novel variables have been evaluated (sky view factor, terrain view factor, etc). The variable selection process provides results in line with the previous knowledge of the study area, describing some processes that are region specific (e.g. abandonment versus intensification of the agricultural activities). The European INSPIRE Directive (2007/2/EC) establishes that the digital elevation models for land surfaces should be available in all member countries, this means that the research described in this work can be extrapolated to any European country to determine whether these variables (slope, altitude, etc) are important in the process of abandonment. © 2013 WIT Press.
    Thematic Areas: Zootecnia / recursos pesqueiros Saúde coletiva Química Planejamento urbano e regional / demografia Materiais Interdisciplinar Geociências General environmental science Environmental science (miscellaneous) Environmental science (all) Ensino Engenharias iv Engenharias iii Engenharias ii Engenharias i Ciências biológicas ii Ciências biológicas i Ciências ambientais Ciências agrárias i Biodiversidade Arquitetura, urbanismo e design Arquitetura e urbanismo
    licence for use: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
    Author's mail: benito.zaragozi@urv.cat
    Author identifier: 0000-0003-2501-484X
    Record's date: 2023-04-02
    Papper version: info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
    Link to the original source: https://www.witpress.com/elibrary/wit-transactions-on-ecology-and-the-environment/175/24764
    Licence document URL: http://repositori.urv.cat/ca/proteccio-de-dades/
    Papper original source: Wit Transactions On Ecology And The Environment. 175 219-230
    APA: Zaragozí B; Rodríguez-Sala J; Rabasa A; Ramón A; Olcina J (2013). A data driven study of relationships between relief and farmland abandonment in a Mediterranean region. Wit Transactions On Ecology And The Environment, 175(), 219-230. DOI: 10.2495/ECO130191
    Article's DOI: 10.2495/ECO130191
    Entity: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
    Journal publication year: 2013
    Publication Type: Journal Publications
  • Keywords:

    Environmental Science (Miscellaneous)
    Spain
    Relief
    Mediterranean region
    Land use change
    Gis
    Farmland abandonment
    Digital elevation model
    Data mining
    Agricultural land
    Agricultural intensification
    Abandoned land
    Zootecnia / recursos pesqueiros
    Saúde coletiva
    Química
    Planejamento urbano e regional / demografia
    Materiais
    Interdisciplinar
    Geociências
    General environmental science
    Environmental science (miscellaneous)
    Environmental science (all)
    Ensino
    Engenharias iv
    Engenharias iii
    Engenharias ii
    Engenharias i
    Ciências biológicas ii
    Ciências biológicas i
    Ciências ambientais
    Ciências agrárias i
    Biodiversidade
    Arquitetura, urbanismo e design
    Arquitetura e urbanismo
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