Land cover heterogeneity in Great Britain as identified in Land Cover Map 2000

Hill, R. A.; Smith, G. M.. 2005 Land cover heterogeneity in Great Britain as identified in Land Cover Map 2000. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 26. 5467-5473.

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Land cover is an important component of landscape character. The spatial configuration and heterogeneity of land cover can influence species distributions and patterns of biodiversity. Sustainable countryside planning and land management policy in Great Britain require the mapping of land cover heterogeneity at a national scale. Here, we map four measures of land cover heterogeneity across Great Britain using Land Cover Map 2000. We calculate land cover richness, diversity, evenness and similarity within and between 1 × 1 km grid cells of the British National Grid. From this we are able to identify assemblages of land cover types that are associated with high or low landscape heterogeneity, and where they occur geographically.

Item Type: Publication - Article
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Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Biodiversity > SE01A Sustainable Monitoring and Management of Land Resources
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: _ Earth Observation
ISSN: 0143-1161
Additional Keywords: Land Cover Map, Great Britain, LCM2000, remote sensing
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
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Date made live: 05 Nov 2008 11:30 +0 (UTC)

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