Modelling biodiversity trends in the montado (wood pasture) landscapes of the Alentejo, Portugal

Context

Montados are dynamic agroforestry systems of southern Portugal, with high economic and ecological values. Changes in land use and cover have important implications for landscape-level biodiversity and its conservation.

Objectives

Our objectives were to evaluate the biodiversity values and trends in a montado system in the Alentejo, Portugal so as to inform landscape level conservation approaches. In doing so, we aimed to develop a replicable and robust approach drawing together field observation, expert opinion, and remote sensing to produce predictions relevant to land management planning.

 

Simonson, W. D., Allen, H. D., Parham, E., de Basto e Santos, E., & Hotham, P. (2018). Modelling biodiversity trends in the montado (wood pasture) landscapes of the Alentejo, Portugal. Landscape Ecology, 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-018-0627-y
 
This is an output of CCI Collaborative Funded project: Mediterranean wood pastures for biodiversity – making the lynx
Type: 
Journal articles
Date: 
Sat, 17 Mar 2018