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Evolutionary Dynamics In Azorean Landscapes: The Land-Use Changes In Forests and Semi-Natural Areas In The Archipelago From 1990 To 2018

The particular richness and singularity of Azorean Landscapes demand a strong, well-defined, and extensive conservation policy planning. Accordingly, and recognizing the importance of the problem in the enlightenment of the sustainability thought, those planning approaches should be based and sustained by multiple studies and thematic fields to fully comprehend the issue. Thereby, the present research through Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools and methods enables discussing the evolution of Forest and Semi-natural areas in the Azores Islands in the last three decades. Contextually, this investigation allows us to confirm that the land uses related to Forests and Semi-natural Areas experienced multiple changes – increasing and decreasing periods. For example, some of those reducing dynamics are concerning and should have a closer monitorization by the territorial government actors to provide protection preservation and conservation to these incomparable Ultra-peripheral Landscapes, Environments, and Ecosystems.

Rui Alexandre Castanho
WSB University, Dabrowa Górnicza-Poland
Poland

Gualter Couto
School of Business and Economics and CEEAplA, University of Azores, 9500-321 Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Portugal

José Manuel Naranjo Gómez
Agricultural School, University of Extremadura, 06007 Badajoz
Spain

Pedro Pimentel
School of Business and Economics and CEEAplA, University of Azores, 9500-321 Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Portugal

Célia Carvalho
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences and CEEAplA, University of Azores, 9500-321 Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Portugal

Áurea Sousa
Faculty of Sciences and Technologies and CEEAplA, University of Azores, 9500-321 Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Portugal

Maria da Graça Batista
School of Business and Economics and CEEAplA, University of Azores, 9500-321 Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Portugal

Luís Loures
VALORIZA - Research Centre for Endogenous Resource Valorization, - Polytechnic Insti-tute of Portalegre (IPP), 7300 Portalegre, Portugal
Portugal

 


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