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Impact of asymmetric uncertainties in ice sheet dynamics on regional sea level projections

  
Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, Vol. 17, No. 12. (04 December 2017), pp. 2125-2141, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-2125-2017

Abstract

Currently a paradigm shift is made from global averaged to spatially variable sea level change (SLC) projections. Traditionally, the contribution from ice sheet mass loss to SLC is considered to be symmetrically distributed. However, several assessments suggest that the probability distribution of dynamical ice sheet mass loss is asymmetrically distributed towards higher SLC values. Here we show how asymmetric probability distributions of dynamical ice sheet mass loss impact the high-end uncertainties of regional SLC projections across the globe. For this purpose ...

 

Simulating geographic transport network expansion through individual investments

  
In Spatial data analyses of urban land use and accessibility (2016), pp. 93-133

Abstract

This chapter introduces a GIS-based model that simulates the geographical expansion of transport networks by several decision makers with varying objectives. The model progressively adds extensions to a growing network by choosing the most attractive investments from a limited choice set. Attractiveness is defined as a function of variables in which revenue and broader societal benefits may play a role and can be based on empirically underpinned parameters that may differ according to private or public interests. The choice set is selected from an exhaustive set of ...

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Role of geographical provenance in the response of silver fir seedlings to experimental warming and drought

  
Tree Physiology, Vol. 36, No. 10. (October 2016), pp. 1236-1246, https://doi.org/10.1093/treephys/tpw049

Abstract

Changes in climate can alter the distribution and population dynamics of tree species by altering their recruitment patterns, especially at range edges. However, geographical patterns of genetic diversity could buffer the negative consequences of changing climate at rear range edges where populations might also harbour individuals with drought-adapted genotypes. Silver fir ( Abies alba Mill.) reaches its south-western distribution limit in the Spanish Pyrenees, where recent climatic dieback events have disproportionately affected westernmost populations. We hypothesized that silver fir populations from ...

 

Species’ geographic ranges and distributional limits: pattern analysis and statistical issues

  
Oikos, Vol. 108, No. 1. (January 2005), pp. 7-17, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0030-1299.2005.13146.x

Abstract

With the increasing concern about species conservation, a need exists for quantitaive characterization of species' geographic range and their borders. In this paper, we survey tools appropriate for the quantification of static spatial patterns related to geographical ranges and their borders. We then build on these static methods to consider the problem of changes in geographic range through time. Methods discussed are illustrated using lark sparrow data from the North American Breeding Bird Survey. While there is no such thing as ...

 

Modelling long-term fire occurrence factors in Spain by accounting for local variations with geographically weighted regression

  
Natural Hazards and Earth System Science, Vol. 13, No. 2. (11 February 2013), pp. 311-327, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-13-311-2013

Abstract

Humans are responsible for most forest fires in Europe, but anthropogenic factors behind these events are still poorly understood. We tried to identify the driving factors of human-caused fire occurrence in Spain by applying two different statistical approaches. Firstly, assuming stationary processes for the whole country, we created models based on multiple linear regression and binary logistic regression to find factors associated with fire density and fire presence, respectively. Secondly, we used geographically weighted regression (GWR) to better understand and explore ...

 

Equality in maternal and newborn health: modelling geographic disparities in utilisation of care in five East African countries

  
PLoS ONE, Vol. 11, No. 8. (25 August 2016), e0162006, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0162006

Abstract

Geographic accessibility to health facilities represents a fundamental barrier to utilisation of maternal and newborn health (MNH) services, driving historically hidden spatial pockets of localized inequalities. Here, we examine utilisation of MNH care as an emergent property of accessibility, highlighting high-resolution spatial heterogeneity and sub-national inequalities in receiving care before, during, and after delivery throughout five East African countries. We calculated a geographic inaccessibility score to the nearest health facility at 300 x 300 m using a dataset of 9,314 facilities ...

 

Development of probabilistic models for quantitative pathway analysis of plant pest introduction for the EU territory

  
EFSA Supporting Publications, Vol. 13, No. 8. (1 August 2016), pp. n/a-n/a, https://doi.org/10.2903/sp.efsa.2016.en-1062

Abstract

This report demonstrates a probabilistic quantitative pathway analysis model that can be used in risk assessment for plant pest introduction into EU territory on a range of edible commodities (apples, oranges, stone fruits and wheat). Two types of model were developed: a general commodity model that simulates distribution of an imported infested/infected commodity to and within the EU from source countries by month; and a consignment model that simulates the movement and distribution of individual consignments from source countries to destinations in the EU. The general ...

 

Development of probabilistic models for quantitative pathway analysis of plant pests introduction for the EU territory

  
EFSA Supporting Publications, Vol. 12, No. 9. (1 September 2015), pp. n/a-n/a, https://doi.org/10.2903/sp.efsa.2015.en-809

Abstract

The aim of this report is to provide EFSA with probabilistic models for quantitative pathway analysis of plant pest introduction for the EU territory through non-edible plant products or plants. [\n] We first provide a conceptualization of two types of pathway models. The individual based PM simulates an individual consignment (or a population of such consignment) by describing the stochastic change in the state of the individual consignment over time and space. The flow-based PM, simulates the flow of infested product over ...

 

The effects of temporally variable dispersal and landscape structure on invasive species spread

  
Ecological Applications, Vol. 20, No. 3. (April 2010), pp. 593-608, https://doi.org/10.1890/09-0034.1

Abstract

Many invasive species are too widespread to realistically eradicate. For such species, a viable management strategy is to slow the rate of spread. However, to be effective, this will require detailed spread data and an understanding of the influence of environmental conditions and landscape structure on invasion rates. We used a time series of remotely sensed distribution maps and a spatial simulation model to study spread of the invasive Lepidium latifolium (perennial pepperweed) in California's Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. L. latifolium ...

 

Predicting the impacts of edge effects in fragmented habitats

  
Biological Conservation, Vol. 55, No. 1. (1991), pp. 77-92, https://doi.org/10.1016/0006-3207(91)90006-u

Abstract

We propose a protocol for assessing the ecological impacts of edge effects in fragments of natural habitat surrounded by induced (artificial) edges. The protocol involves three steps: (1) identification of focal taxa of particular conservation or management interest, (2) measurement of an ‘edge function’ that describes the response of these taxa to induced edges, and (3) use of a ‘Core-Area Model’ to extrapolate edge function parameters to existing or novel situations. The Core-Area Model accurately estimates the total area of pristine ...

 

(INRMM-MiD internal record) List of keywords of the INRMM meta-information database - part 33

  
(February 2014)
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Abstract

List of indexed keywords within the transdisciplinary set of domains which relate to the Integrated Natural Resources Modelling and Management (INRMM). In particular, the list of keywords maps the semantic tags in the INRMM Meta-information Database (INRMM-MiD). [\n] The INRMM-MiD records providing this list are accessible by the special tag: inrmm-list-of-tags ( http://mfkp.org/INRMM/tag/inrmm-list-of-tags ). ...

 

The biggest drought events in Europe from 1950 to 2012

  
Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies (2015), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrh.2015.01.001

Abstract

[Highlights] [::] We compiled a list of the biggest European drought events (1950–2012). [::] We focused on drought events at meteorological and hydrological time scale. [::] We used a combination of three drought indicators (SPI, SPEI, and RDI). [::] We defined the frequency, severity, duration, and intensity of the events. [::] We present regional and country drought time series. [Abstract] [::Study region] Europe, including European Russia, but excluding Greenland, the Canary Islands, the Azores, and Madeira. [::Study focus] Drought is a complex climate-related phenomenon that can affect different sectors causing ...

References

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Modelling mean annual sediment yield using a distributed approach

  
Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Vol. 26, No. 11. (October 2001), pp. 1221-1236, https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.275

Abstract

In this paper a spatially distributed model for the calculation of sediment delivery to river channels is presented (SEDEM: SEdiment DElivery Model). The model consists of two components: (1) the calculation of a spatial pattern of mean annual soil erosion rates in the catchment using a RUSLE (Revised Soil Erosion Equation) approach; and (2) the routing of the eroded sediment to the river channel network taking into account the transport capacity of each spatial unit. If the amount of routed sediment ...

 

mfSBA: Multifractal analysis of spatial patterns in ecological communities

  
F1000Research, Vol. 3 (7 April 2014), 14, https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.3-14.v2

Abstract

Multifractals have been applied to characterize complex communities in a spatial context. They were developed for nonlinear systems and are particularly suited to capture multiplicative processes observed in ecological systems. Multifractals characterize variability in a scale-independent way within an experimental range. I have developed an open-source software package to estimate multifractals using a box-counting algorithm (available from https://github.com/lsaravia/mfsba and permanently available at https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8481). The software is specially designed for two dimensional (2D) images such as the ones obtained from remote ...

 

Runoff simulation with eight different flow accumulation algorithms: Recommendations using a spatially distributed and open-source model

  
Environmental Modelling & Software, Vol. 62 (December 2014), pp. 11-21, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.08.025

Abstract

Flow accumulation algorithms (FAAs) predict the cumulative upstream drainage but each FAA generates a different map and this uncertainty still remains unsolved. This study makes advances in flow path research by testing 8 FAAs and analyzing the uncertainties of 15 simulations. The DR2-2013© SAGAv1.0 hydrological software is presented in a study carried out for two catchment lakes (NE Spain) over a 69-month test period. The best simulations were obtained with two single flow (Rho8 and Deterministic Infinity) and two multiple flow ...

 

Delivering environmental decision support systems: software tools and techniques

  
Environmental Modelling & Software, Vol. 12, No. 2-3. (January 1997), pp. 237-249, https://doi.org/10.1016/s1364-8152(97)00016-9

Abstract

A suite of “desirable features” for Environmental Decision Support Systems (EDSS) is proposed by identifying the general attributes of environmental systems which are of importance to modelling and simulation, and the different categories of users of EDSSs. With these features as a guide, a review and discussion of the approaches to delivering Environmental Decision Support Systems is presented. The two most efficient approaches are: (i) the use of modelling and simulation software tools, and (ii) the use of model integration and ...

 

Implementation of the IPCC SRES Scenario A1B with the Land Use Modelling Platform contribution to the JRC PESETA II project

  

Abstract

The Land Use Modelling Platform (LUMP) has been chosen to simulate land-use changes under a subset of scenarios (A1B). The modular structure of this platform, together with its high spatial resolution (100m), makes LUMP a suitable tool in the context of PESETAII. First, it guarantees high flexibility in adapting to the input/output interface required by the macro-economic models developed within this project. Moreover, an important added value to the modelling chain of PESETAII is the capability of taking into account specific ...

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Modelling the spatial distribution of tree species with fragmented populations from abundance data

  
Community Ecology, Vol. 10, No. 2. (1 December 2009), pp. 215-224, https://doi.org/10.1556/comec.10.2009.2.12

Abstract

Spatial distribution modelling can be a useful tool for elaborating conservation strategies for tree species characterized by fragmented and sparse populations. We tested five statistical models—Support Vector Regression (SVR), Multivariate Adaptive Regression Splines (MARS), Gaussian processes with radial basis kernel functions (GP), Regression Tree Analysis (RTA) and Random Forests (RF)—for their predictive performances. To perform the evaluation, we applied these techniques to three tree species for which conservation measures should be elaborated and implemented: one Mediterranean species ( Quercus suber ) ...

 

Identifying strengths and limitations of pan-European forest cover maps through spatial comparison

  
International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Vol. 25, No. 11. (21 October 2011), pp. 1865-1884, https://doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2011.562211

Abstract

Detailed and harmonized information on spatial forest distribution is an essential input for forest-related environmental assessments, in particular, for biomass and growing stock modeling. In the last years, several mapping approaches have been developed in order to provide such information for Europe in a harmonized way. Each of these maps exhibits particular properties and varies in accuracy. Yet, they are often used in parallel for different modeling purposes. A detailed spatial comparison seemed necessary in order to provide information on the ...

 

Geospatial tools address emerging issues in spatial ecology: a review and commentary on the Special Issue

  
International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Vol. 25, No. 3. (1 March 2011), pp. 337-365, https://doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2011.554296

Abstract

Spatial ecology focuses on the role of space and time in ecological processes and events from a local to a global scale and is particularly relevant in developing environmental policy and (mandated) monitoring goals. In other words, spatial ecology is where geography and ecology intersect, and high-quality geospatial data and analysis tools are required to address emerging issues in spatial ecology. In this commentary and review for the International Journal of GIS Special Issue on Spatial Ecology, we highlight selected current ...

 

A free and open source programming library for landscape metrics calculations

  
Environmental Modelling & Software, Vol. 31 (May 2012), pp. 131-140, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2011.10.009

Abstract

Landscape metrics are used in a wide range of environmental studies such as land use change and land degradation studies, soil erosion and run-off predictions, management of hunting communities, and strategic planning for environmental management, to name just a few. Due to their utility for a variety of applications, there are many indices and software packages that have been designed to provide calculations and analysis of landscape structure patterns in categorical maps. With the purpose of making a comparison between the ...

 

Interactions between landcover pattern and geospatial processing methods: Effects on landscape metrics and classification accuracy

  
Ecological Complexity, Vol. 15 (September 2013), pp. 71-82, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecocom.2013.03.003

Abstract

[Highlights] [::] Landscape spatial pattern and geospatial processing methods interact. [::] They affect landscape metrics and classification accuracy. [::] The geospatial processing methods tested were aggregation method and pixel size. [::] Absolute values of landscape metrics should be interpreted with caution. [::] Rankings of landscapes differences were consistent for the same processing methods. [Abstract] Landscape spatial pattern and geospatial processing methods interact. They affect landscape metrics and classification accuracy. The geospatial processing methods tested were aggregation method and pixel size. Absolute values of landscape metrics should be interpreted ...

 

Use and misuse of landscape indices

  
Landscape Ecology, Vol. 19, No. 4. (1 May 2004), pp. 389-399, https://doi.org/10.1023/b:land.0000030441.15628.d6

Abstract

Landscape ecology has generated much excitement in the past two decades. One reason was that it brought spatial analysis and modeling to the forefront of ecological research. However, high expectations for landscape analysis to improve our understanding and prediction of ecological processes have largely been unfulfilled. We identified three kinds of critical issues: conceptual flaws in landscape pattern analysis, inherent limitations of landscape indices, and improper use of pattern indices. For example, many landscape analyses treat quantitative description of spatial pattern ...

 

Land use information for integrated natural resources management—a coordinated national mapping program for Australia

  
Journal of Land Use Science, Vol. 1, No. 1. (30 June 2006), pp. 45-62, https://doi.org/10.1080/17474230600605244

Abstract

Land use has profound effects on soil, vegetation and water resources. In Australia, land use information has a critical role to play in developing effective responses to natural resource management problems such as salinity, water quality and the maintenance of biodiversity?at national, regional and local levels. This calls for strategic collation and delivery of land use mapping. This paper describes key elements of a nationally coordinated land use mapping program in Australia, including mapping scales, procedures, and technical and scientific challenges. ...

 

Landscape patterns from mathematical morphology on maps with contagion

  
Landscape Ecology In Landscape Ecology, Vol. 24, No. 5. (1 May 2009), pp. 699-709, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-009-9344-x

Abstract

The perceived realism of simulated maps with contagion (spatial autocorrelation) has led to their use for comparing landscape pattern metrics and as habitat maps for modeling organism movement across landscapes. The objective of this study was to conduct a neutral model analysis of pattern metrics defined by morphological spatial pattern analysis (MSPA) on maps with contagion, with comparisons to phase transitions (abrupt changes) of patterns on simple random maps. Using MSPA, each focal class pixel on a neutral map was assigned ...

 

Modeling spatial patterns of fire occurrence in Mediterranean Europe using multiple regression and random forest

  
Forest Ecology and Management, Vol. 275 (July 2012), pp. 117-129, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2012.03.003

Abstract

[Abstract] Fire occurrence, which results from the presence of an ignition source and the conditions for a fire to spread, is an essential component of fire risk assessment. In this paper, we present and compare the results of the application of two different methods to identify the main structural factors that explain the likelihood of fire occurrence at European scale. [\n] Data on the number of fires for the countries of the European Mediterranean region during the main fire season (June–September) were obtained ...

 

Assessing REDD+ performance of countries with low monitoring capacities: the matrix approach

  
Environmental Research Letters, Vol. 7, No. 1. (01 March 2012), 014031, https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/7/1/014031

Abstract

Estimating emissions from deforestation and degradation of forests in many developing countries is so uncertain that the effects of changes in forest management could remain within error ranges (i.e. undetectable) for several years. Meanwhile UNFCCC Parties need consistent time series of meaningful performance indicators to set credible benchmarks and allocate REDD+ incentives to the countries, programs and activities that actually reduce emissions, while providing social and environmental benefits. Introducing widespread measuring of carbon in forest land (which would be required to estimate ...

 

Spatial covariance between aesthetic value & other ecosystem services

  
PLoS ONE, Vol. 8, No. 6. (28 June 2013), pp. e68437-e68437, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0068437

Abstract

Mapping the spatial distribution of ecosystem goods and services represents a burgeoning field of research, although how different services covary with one another remains poorly understood. This is particularly true for the covariation of supporting, provisioning and regulating services with cultural services (the non-material benefits people gain from nature). This is largely because of challenges associated with the spatially specific quantification of cultural ecosystem services. We propose an innovative approach for evaluating a cultural service, the perceived aesthetic value of ecosystems, ...

 

Risk and vulnerability to natural hazards : theoretical backround and applied methods for the identification of the most endangered populations in two case studies at different scales

  
(2008)

Abstract

Disasters are of major global concern and reducing disaster risk is an urgent priority for the humanitarian/development community worldwide. Nearly every country in the world is affected by natural hazards but natural disasters cause most damage and fatalities in developing countries. For the sake of improved disaster management and the reduction of disaster impacts it is necessary to know where the people who are most at risk are living. Therefore, the focus of this book is on populations threatened by natural ...

 

Morphological segmentation of binary patterns

  
Pattern Recognition Letters, Vol. 30, No. 4. (01 March 2009), pp. 456-459, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.patrec.2008.10.015

Abstract

This paper presents a method for segmenting binary patterns into seven mutually exclusive categories: core, islet, loop, bridge, perforation, edge, and branch. This is achieved by applying a series of morphological transformations such as erosions, geodesic dilations, reconstruction by dilation, anchored skeletonisation, etc. The proposed method depends on a single parameter only and can be used for characterising binary patterns with emphasis on connections between their parts as measured at varying analysis scales. This is illustrated on two examples related to ...

 

Mapping spatial patterns with morphological image processing

  
Landscape Ecology In Landscape Ecology, Vol. 22, No. 2. (1 February 2007), pp. 171-177, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-006-9013-2

Abstract

We use morphological image processing for classifying spatial patterns at the pixel level on binary land-cover maps. Land-cover pattern is classified as ‘perforated,’ ‘edge,’ ‘patch,’ and ‘core’ with higher spatial precision and thematic accuracy compared to a previous approach based on image convolution, while retaining the capability to label these features at the pixel level for any scale of observation. The implementation of morphological image processing is explained and then demonstrated, with comparisons to results from image convolution, for a forest ...

 

Simple Comparison of Two Least-Cost Path Approaches

  
In Open Source Software Tools for Soil Scientists (2008)

Abstract

Premise: Simple comparison between the least-cost path as computed by r.walk vs. r.cost. Default parameters, unity travel friction, and λ = 1 were used with r.walk. Slope percent was used as the accumulated cost for r.cost. Test region similar to that used in a previous navigation example. Results: r.walk Shorter total path (6.03 km) Tendency to stay mid-slope, and cross large drainage at the gentlest ...

 

Lack of agreement on fragmentation metrics blurs correspondence between fragmentation experiments and predicted effects

  
Conservation Ecology, Vol. 7, No. 1. (2003)

Abstract

The direct correspondence between landscape fragmentation and its effects is still the subject of debate. Many widely accepted hypotheses are not supported by experiments. The issue of fragmentation measurement is addressed here. To predict the effects of fragmentation, it is essential to quantify the pattern of fragmentation. Despite the increased use of spatial analysis and available measures, experts have not yet reached an agreement on how to measure patterns of fragmented landscapes and, thus, unambiguous translation of experimental findings into conservation ...

 

Toward the Semantic Geospatial Web

  
In Proceedings of the 10th ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (2002), pp. 1-4, https://doi.org/10.1145/585147.585148

Abstract

With the growth of the World Wide Web has come the insight that currently available methods for finding and using information on the web are often insufficient. In order to move the Web from a data repository to an information resource, a totally new way of organizing information is needed. The advent of the Semantic Web promises better retrieval methods by incorporating the data's semantics and exploiting the semantics during the search process. Such a development needs special attention from the ...

 

Factors limiting our understanding of ecological scale

  
Ecological Complexity, Vol. 6, No. 2. (June 2009), pp. 150-159, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecocom.2008.10.011

Abstract

Multi-scale studies ostensibly allow us to form generalizations regarding the importance of scale in understanding ecosystem function, and in the application of the same ecological principles across a series of spatial domains. Achieving such generalizations, however, requires consistency among multi-scale studies not only in across-scale sample design, but also in basic rationales used in the choice of observational scale, including both grain and extent. To examine the current state of this science, here we review 79 multi-scale wildlife-habitat studies published since ...

 

A GIS-based approach to evaluate biomass potential from energy crops at regional scale

  
Environmental Modelling & Software, Vol. 25, No. 6. (07 June 2010), pp. 702-711, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2009.11.008

Abstract

The aim of the paper is to propose a method to maximize energy production from arboreous and herbaceous dedicated crops given the characteristics of the local environment: geo-morphology, climate, natural heritage, current land use. The best energy crops available in the Italian panorama are identified and the problem of maximizing the bioenergy production over an entire regional area is formulated. Each cultivar is thus assigned to the suitable land accounting for sensitive parameters that characterize it and taking into account current ...

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