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Title: A methodological approach to potential vegetation modeling using GIS techniques and phytosociological expert-knowledge: application to mainland Portugal
Authors: Capelo, J.
Mesquita, Sandra
Costa, José C.
Ribeiro, Silvia
Arsénio, Pedro
Neto, Carlos
Monteiro-Henriques, T.
Aguiar, Carlos
Honrado, João José
Espírito-Santo, Dalila
Lousã, Mário
Keywords: Vegetation
Natural Potential Vegetation
Portugal
GIS
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Gebriider Borntraeger
Citation: Capelo, J.;Mesquita, S.; Costa, J.C.; Ribeiro, S.; Arsénio, P.; Neto, C.; Monteiro-Henriques, T.; Aguiar, C.; Honrado, J.; Espírito-Santo, D.; Lousã, M. (2007) - A methodological approach to potential vegetation modeling using GIS techniques and phytosociological expert-knowledge: application to mainland Portugal. Phytocoenologia. ISSN 0340-269X. 37:3, p. 399-415
Abstract: An attempt to obtain a consistent spatial model of natural potential vegetation (NPV) for the mainland Portuguese territory is reported. Spatial modeling procedures performed in a Geographic Information System (GIS) environment, aimed to operationalize phytosociological expert-knowledge about the putative distribution of potential zona1 forest communities dominant in the Portuguese continental territories. The paradigm for NPV assumed was that of RIVAS-MARTINEZ (1976) and RIVAS-MARTINEZ et al. (1999), which presupposes, for a given territory, a univocal correspondence between a uniform combination of bioclimatic stage and lithology given a biogeographical context, and a unique successional sequence leading to a single climax community (i. e. a vegetation series (VS)).
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10198/5379
ISSN: 0340-269X
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