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Wetland distribution modelling for optimal land use options in Europe

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  • Christine Schleupner

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    (Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg)

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    This spatial study contributes to a modelling project that, in combination with biodiversity analyses and an economic model, evaluates potentials to preserve existing habitats, to restore formerly native habitats, as well as to create non-native managed habitats with respect to freshwater wetlands of the EU. This paper deals with the methodological development of the wetland distribution model and illustration of its results. Through a GIS-based model the extent of existing wetland distribution is visualised. Additionally, potential convertible sites are modelled for (re-) creation of wetland biotopes.

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    Paper provided by Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg University in its series Working Papers with number FNU-135.

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    Length: 28 pages
    Date of creation: May 2007
    Date of revision: May 2007
    Handle: RePEc:sgc:wpaper:135

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    Keywords: wetlands; land use;

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    1. Mitsch, William J. & Gosselink, James G., 2000. "The value of wetlands: importance of scale and landscape setting," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 35(1), pages 25-33, October.
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