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What is Ecological Network

Handbook of Research on Methods and Tools for Assessing Cultural Landscape Adaptation
Representation of the main important landscape ecological components in a unique structure interpreted as a system of systems composed by physical (lithological, geomorphological, water, and air) and biological elements (living soil, natural and semi-natural vegetation, and main habitats).
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Alternative Tool for an Integrative Landscape Interpretation: Case Study of the Arrábida Maritime Coast, Portugal
Ricardo J. Ribeiro (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Joana Corte Lopes (University of Lisbon, Portugal), and François Boucault (École Nationale Supérieure d' Architecture de Nantes, France)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4186-8.ch012
This chapter aims to describe an alternative tool developed to represent the interdependence established in the landscape between the human activities and the capacity of natural resources to answer for their needs. Therefore, focused on a case study of the Arrábida Maritime Coast located in Portugal, the research not only allowed to analyze the ecological and cultural landscape components but also to diagnose its resilience to the human activities. In this sense, considering the functional limits of the current cartographic representation models, it was also necessary to set up a new complementary diagrammatic model to show how the landscape interdependences are established. Despite their complex scientific data calculation nature associated with the geoprocessing techniques to connect both representation models, this alternative tool has integrative and intuitive interpretation features, by which it is possible to know the landscape suitability to support new land uses and land covers.
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The Landscape Cultural Construction: A Recognition of the Roman Tradition
Combination of points, lines, areas and volumes that represent the natural subsystem of landscape composed by physical elements (lithological, geomorphological, water and air) and biological elements (living soil, natural and semi-natural vegetation and main habitats), essential to a balanced operation of the territory.
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