Search for dissertations about: "Landscape Metrics"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 14 swedish dissertations containing the words Landscape Metrics.

  1. 1. Network Based Tools and Indicators for Landscape Ecological Assessments, Planning, and Design

    Author : Andreas Zetterberg; Berit Balfors; Ulla Mörtberg; Jan Bengtsson; KTH; []
    Keywords : AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; NATURAL SCIENCES; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; Least-cost modeling; Functional connectivity; Environmental planning tool; Resilience; Spatial redundancy; Ecological integrity; Landscape Ecology; Graph Theory; Ecological Network Graphs; Biodiversity; Conservation Biology; Urban Planning; Regional Planning; EIA; SEA; Environmental Assessment; Ecological Indicator; Impact prediction; Habitat suitability; Species distribution; Urban ecology; GIS; Urbanization; Miljöbedömningsverktyg; Landskapsplanering; Resiliens; Ekologisk integritet; Landskapsekologi; Grafteori; Ekologiska nätverk; Biologisk mångfald; Bevarandebiologi; Urban planering; Regional planering; MKB; SMB; Miljöbedömning; Ekologisk indikator; Konsekvensbedömning; Habitatmodellering; GIS; Urbanisering; Nature conservation and landscape management; Natur- och landskapsvård; Environmental engineering; Miljöteknik; Terrestrial ecology; Terrestisk ekologi;

    Abstract : Land use change constitutes a primary driving force in shaping social-ecological systems world wide, and its effects reach far beyond the directly impacted areas. Graph based landscape ecological tools have become established as a promising way to efficiently explore and analyze the complex, spatial systems dynamics of ecological networks in physical landscapes. READ MORE

  2. 2. Deriving landscape metrics from sample data

    Author : Habib Ramezani; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; []
    Keywords : LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : This thesis focuses on the efficiency of using sampling methods to derive landscape metrics. It also explores what sampling methods are to be preferred for different metrics and how metrics in some cases can be redefined to better suit a sample-based data collection framework. READ MORE

  3. 3. Remote Sensing of Urbanization and Environmental Impacts

    Author : Jan Haas; Yifang Ban; Costas Cartalis; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Remote Sensing; Urbanization; Land Use Land Cover LULC ; Environmental Impact; Landscape Metrics; Ecosystem Services; Geodesy and Geoinformatics; Geodesi och geoinformatik; Geomatik; Geomatics;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to establish analytical frameworks to map urban growth patterns with spaceborne remote sensing data and to evaluate environmental impacts through Landscape Metrics and Ecosystem Services. Urbanization patterns at regional scale were evaluated in China's largest urban agglomerations and at metropolitan scale in Shanghai, Stockholm and Beijing using medium resolution optical satellite data. READ MORE

  4. 4. Satellie Monitoring of Urban Growth and Indicator-based Assessment of Environmental Impact

    Author : Dorothy Furberg; Yifang Ban; Margareta Ihse; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Urban growth; remote sensing; landcover classification; landscape metrics; environmental indicators; environmental impact; Greater Toronto Area; Stockholm; Shanghai;

    Abstract : One of the major consequences of urbanization is the transformation of land surfaces from rural/natural environments to built-up land that supports diverse forms of human activity. These transformations impact the local geology, climate, hydrology, flora and fauna and human-life supporting ecosystem services in the region. READ MORE

  5. 5. Remote Sensing of Urbanization and Environmental Impacts

    Author : Jan Haas; Yifang Ban; Lars Eklund; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Remote Sensing; Classification; Land Use Land Cover; Support Vector Machine; Random Forest; Urbaniztion; Environmental Impact; Landscape Metrics; Ecosystem Services; Geomatik; Geomatics; Land Use Land-Cover; Urbanization;

    Abstract : The unprecedented growth of urban areas all over the globe is nowadays maybe most apparent in China having undergone rapid urbanization since the late 1970s. The need for new residential, commercial and industrial areas leads to new urban regions challenging sustainable development and the maintenance and creation of a high living standard as well as the preservation of ecological functionality. READ MORE