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dc.contributor.authorRuiz-Benito, Palomaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorCuevas, Jesus Aen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBravo de la Parra, Rafaelen_UK
dc.contributor.authorPrieto, Fernandoen_UK
dc.contributor.authorGarcia del Barrio, Jose Manuelen_UK
dc.contributor.authorZavala, Miguel Aen_UK
dc.description.abstractSustainable territorial management requires reliable assessment of the impact of conservation policies on landscape structure and dynamics. Euro-Mediterranean regions present a remarkable biodiversity which is linked in part to traditional land use practices and which is currently threatened by global change. The effectiveness of one-decade conservation policies against land use changes was examined in Central Spain (Madrid Autonomous Community). A Markov model of landscape dynamics was parameterized with CORINE Land Cover information and transition matrices were obtained. The methods were applied in both protected and unprotected areas to examine whether the intensity and direction of key land use changes —urbanisation, agricultural intensification and land abandonment— differed significantly depending on the protection status of those areas. Protected areas experienced slower rates of agricultural intensification processes and faster rates of land abandonment, with respect to those which occurred in unprotected areas. It illustrates how simple mathematical tools and models —parameterized with available data— can provide to managers and policy makers useful indicators for conservation policy assessment and identification of land use transitions.en_UK
dc.publisherInstituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentariaen_UK
dc.relationRuiz-Benito P, Cuevas JA, Bravo de la Parra R, Prieto F, Garcia del Barrio JM & Zavala MA (2010) Land use change in a Mediterranean metropolitan region and its periphery: Assessment of conservation policies through CORINE land cover data and Markov models. Forest Systems, 19 (3), pp. 315-328.
dc.rightsAuthors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.en_UK
dc.subjectglobal changeen_UK
dc.subjectland use and land cover changeen_UK
dc.subjecttraditional and cultural land usesen_UK
dc.subjectprotected areas and protection categories.en_UK
dc.titleLand use change in a Mediterranean metropolitan region and its periphery: Assessment of conservation policies through CORINE land cover data and Markov modelsen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleForest Systemsen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Alcalaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Alcalaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Alcalaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Valladoliden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Alcalaen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorRuiz-Benito, Paloma|0000-0002-2781-5870en_UK
local.rioxx.authorCuevas, Jesus A|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBravo de la Parra, Rafael|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorPrieto, Fernando|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorGarcia del Barrio, Jose Manuel|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorZavala, Miguel A|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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