How many grasslands do we really have? The Problem with grassland mapping in Poland
Anna Kolasińska , Tomasz H. Szymura , Małgorzata Raduła , Magdalena Szymura
AbstractGrassland ecosystems are distributed across all biogeographical regions of Europe and provide a wide range of ecosystem services related to biodiversity. As a result of management intensification and land-use transformation, the area of grasslands in Europe is constantly decreasing. Appropriate conservation of grasslands at regional and national scales needs knowledge about changes in their area. The main goal of this study was to compare area of grasslands provided by different, freely available databases: Corine Land Cover, Pan-European High-Resolution Layers and BDOT10k at a study area comprising 20 000 km2 (Lower Silesia S-W Poland). The results showed that different data sources provide highly different grassland areas. The results also reveal that in Lower Silesia the area of improved, urban grasslands equalizing area of grasslands and pastures used for agriculture.
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Book||Kępczak Norbert, Solarczyk Paweł (eds.): The Book of Articles National Scientific Conference “Knowledge – Key to Success”, 2020, Promovendi Foundation, ISBN 978-83-955366-7-0, 195 p.|
|Keywords in Polish||Corine Land Cover, Pan-European High Resolution Layers, BDOT10k, green infrastructure|
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