Other land applications

The model platform and indicator set were tested for other applications than forest and Natura2000 protected areas :

  • Use of the JRC model platform in the context of Green infrastructure, the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP ) and  Natural Water Retention Measures of the Water Framework Directive

Mubareka, S., Estreguil, C., Lavalle, C., Baranzelli C., Rocha Gomes C. (2013). Integrated modelling of the impact of Natural Water Retention Measures on Europe’s Green Infrastructure. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. Special Issue on Land Change Modelling: Moving Beyond Projections. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2013.782408

Clerici, N. and Vogt, P. 2013. Ranking European regions as providers of structural riparian corridors for conservation and management purposes. International Journal of Applied Earth Observations and Geoinformation.  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2012.07.001 

Lavalle C., Baranzelli C., Mubareka S., Rocha GomesC., Hiederer R., Batista e Silva F., Estreguil C. 2011. Implementation of the CAP Policy Options with the Land Use Modelling Platform. A first indicator-based analysis. Scientific and technical report EUR 24909. ISBN 978-92-79-20917-8. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2788/44614. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

  • Use of the JRC model platform on European urban pattern in the context of Green infrastructure

Mubareka, S., Koomen, E., Estreguil, C., Lavalle, C. 2011. Development of a composite index of urban compactness for land use modelling applications. Landscape Urban Plan. (2011), doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2011.08.012

  • Use of the JRC model platform in the global context of reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+, UNFCCC 2010) activities and on nature protection in Africa

M Bucki, D Cuypers, P Mayaux, F Achard, C Estreguil and G Grassi, 2012 . Assessing REDD+ performance of countries with low monitoring capacities: the matrix approach. Environ. Res. Lett.7 014031 doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/7/1/014031

Gonzalez-Garcia, M., C. Estreguil, G. Dubois (2011) Habitat connectivity in African forested protected areas. Spatial Ecology and Conservation 2011, 5-7 Birmingham, UK.

Gollnow F., Estreguil, C., Dubois G.., Mayaux, P. and Caudullo G. (2010). Fragmentation and connectivity analyses of African forest protected areas. In: “ForestSat 2010. Operational tools in forestry using remote sensing techniques”, D. Miranda, J. Suarez and R. Crecente (eds), pp. 115-119. September 7-10, 2010, Lugo and Santiago de Compostela, Spain. (http://forestsat2010.usc.es/en/conference-programme.html)





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