Birds as Useful Indicators of High Nature Value Farmlands: by Federico Morelli, Piotr Tryjanowski

By Federico Morelli, Piotr Tryjanowski

This publication is helping to set up an easy framework to spot and use poultry species as a bioindicator for top nature worth (HNV) farmlands.

This publication specializes in compatible tools for tracking the HNV components, and provides the result of numerous case reports. The chapters recommend how you can combine ecosystems overview, geographical info platforms (GIS) and techniques for conservation of neighborhood biodiversity. An cutting edge framework specializes in using species distribution versions (SDMs) which will discover the significance of every attribute of HNV farmlands.

Furthermore, the publication examines the relationships between chook species richness, land use variety and panorama metrics at an area scale within the farmlands.

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The input data for calculation of landscape metrics are categorical layers (b, c) of land cover (habitats). One of the methods to create categorical maps is visual interpretation and manual vectorization of aerial photographs (a) (combined with field mapping in this case). As the method is subjective, it is necessary to prepare an interpretation methodology in advance. The main part of the methodology should be an interpretation key, describing all the categories that will be distinguished. The thematic detail (thematic resolution) influences many landscape metrics.

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