Are potential natural vegetation maps a meaningful alternative to computer generated neutral landscape models?


С. Ricotta, M. L. Carranza


DOI: https://doi.org/10.31111/geobotmap/2001-2002.16


Annotation

This paper provides a short critical overview of computer generated neutral landscape models traditionally adopted in landscape ecology literature. Then, another family of models based on Tüxen's concept of potential natural vegetation is presented. The suggestion is put forward that potential natural vegetation maps have a number of properties which may render them desirable as an ecological meaningful baseline for the evaluation of the effects of landscape structure on ecological processes.


Section: Articles


How to cite

Ricotta C., Carranza M. L. 2002. Are potential natural vegetation maps a meaningful alternative to computer generated neutral landscape models? // Geobotanical mapping 2001-2002. St. Petersburg. P. 16–22. https://doi.org/10.31111/geobotmap/2001-2002.16