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dc.contributor.authorCostafreda Aumedes, Sergi
dc.contributor.authorGarcía Martín, Alberto
dc.contributor.authorVega García, Cristina
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-28T11:23:27Z
dc.date.available2017-02-28T11:23:27Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.issn2171-5068
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/59335
dc.description.abstractAim of study: Human settlements and activities have completely modified landscape structure in the Mediterranean region. Vegetation patterns show the interactions between human activities and natural processes on the territory, and allow understanding historical ecological processes and socioeconomic factors. The arrangement of land uses in the rural landscape can be perceived as a proxy for human activities that often lead to the use, and escape, of fire, the most important disturbance in our forest landscapes. In this context, we tried to predict human-caused fire occurrence in a 5-year period by quantifying landscape patterns. Area of study: This study analyses the Spanish territory included in the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands (497,166 km2). Material and Methods: We evaluated spatial pattern applying a set of commonly used landscape ecology metrics to landscape windows of 10x10 sq km (4751 units in the UTM grid) overlaid on the Forest Map of Spain, MFE200. Main results: The best logistic regression model obtained included Shannon’s Diversity Index, Mean Patch Edge and Mean Shape Index as explicative variables and the global percentage of correct predictions was 66.3 %. Research highlights: Our results suggested that the highest probability of fire occurrence at that time was associated with areas with a greater diversity of land uses and with more compact patches with fewer edges.ca_ES
dc.language.isoengca_ES
dc.publisherInstituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA)ca_ES
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a https://doi.org/10.5424/fs/2013221-02685ca_ES
dc.relation.ispartofForest Systems, 2013, vol. 22, núm. 1, p. 71-81ca_ES
dc.rights(c) INIA, 2013ca_ES
dc.subjectHuman-caused wildfiresca_ES
dc.subjectLandscape ecologyca_ES
dc.subjectLogistic regressionca_ES
dc.titleThe relationship between landscape patterns and human-caused fire occurrence in Spainca_ES
dc.typearticleca_ES
dc.identifier.idgrec019426
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionca_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessca_ES
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.5424/fs/2013221-02685


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