Scenarios for nature restoration need information on the ecological potential in order to optimize scenarios. A method for a national survey is presented. The evaluation is based on an analysis of attributes and requirements of so-called target ecosystems and evaluation of data by a geographical information system. Three groups of requirements have been distinguished: ecological site factors, abiotic processes and environmental load. In all, some fifty abiotic characteristics were evaluated. The study resulted in maps indicating the abiotic potential in five relative classes on a square-kliometre grid.
|Title of host publication||Scenario studies for the rural environment : selected and edited proceedings of the symposium scenario studies for the rural environment, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 12 - 15 September 1994|
|Editors||J.T.H. Schoute, P.A. Finke, F.R. Veeneklaas|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
- landscape ecology
- plant communities
- ecological engineering