Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B8, 931-935, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B8-931-2016
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23 Jun 2016
MAPPING SECONDARY FOREST SUCCESSION ON ABANDONED AGRICULTURAL LAND IN THE POLISH CARPATHIANS
N. Kolecka1, J. Kozak1, D. Kaim1, M. Dobosz1, Ch. Ginzler2, and A. Psomas2 1Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
2WSL, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Zuercherstrasse 111, 8903 Birmensdorf, Switzerland
Keywords: LiDAR, vegetation height, vegetation cover, segmentation, Agricultural Land Abandonment, Forest Succession Abstract. Land abandonment and secondary forest succession have played a significant role in land cover changes and forest cover increase in mountain areas in Europe over the past several decades. Land abandonment can be easily observed in the field over small areas, but it is difficult to map over the large areas, e.g., with remote sensing, due to its subtle and spatially dispersed character. Our previous paper presented how the LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) and topographic data were used to detect secondary forest succession on abandoned land in one commune located in the Polish Carpathians by means of object-based image analysis (OBIA) and GIS (Kolecka et al., 2015). This paper proposes how the method can be applied to efficiently map secondary forest succession over the entire Polish Carpathians, incorporating spatial sampling strategy supported by various ancillary data. Here we discuss the methods of spatial sampling, its limitations and results in the context of future secondary forest succession modelling.
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Citation: Kolecka, N., Kozak, J., Kaim, D., Dobosz, M., Ginzler, Ch., and Psomas, A.: MAPPING SECONDARY FOREST SUCCESSION ON ABANDONED AGRICULTURAL LAND IN THE POLISH CARPATHIANS, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B8, 931-935, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B8-931-2016, 2016.

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