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Fuzzy definition of Rural Urban Interface: An application based on land use change scenarios in Portugal

Federico Amato, Marj Tonini, Beniamino Murgante, Mikhail Kanevski
2018 Environmental Modelling & Software  
Land cover dynamics influence the spatio-temporal evolution of the Rural-Urban Interface (RUI). This represents the most prone area for human-caused forest fires ignitions in Mediterranean countries.  ...  Traditionally, RUI mapping is based on the measurement of the distances among specific land covers. This methodology suffers from the definition of pre-established fixed parameters.  ...  Land use and land cover changes (LULCC) are closely related to the delimitation of an interface area between urban and rural/ wildland surfaces, where human-caused forest fires are more likely to occur  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2018.03.016 fatcat:br2qcckrsrbjzpiqfk45jqf5me

Global assessment of rural–urban interface in Portugal related to land cover changes

Marj Tonini, Joana Parente, Mário G. Pereira
2018 Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences  
RUI's extension changes under the pressure of environmental and anthropogenic factors, such as urban growth, fragmentation of rural areas, deforestation and, more in general, land use/land cover change  ...  </strong> The ruralurban interface (RUI), known as the area where structures and other human developments meet or intermingle with wildland and rural area, is at present a central focus of wildfire policy  ...  This work was prepared in the frame of project FIREXTR -Prevent and prepare society for extreme fire events: the challenge of seeing the "forest" and not just the "trees", co-financed by the European Regional  ... 
doi:10.5194/nhess-18-1647-2018 fatcat:k4nvh3itnnacrbsyvt7igfzegq

Sustainable forestry decisions: on the interface between technology and participation

Anna Lawrence, Amy Stewart
2011 Mathematical and Computational Forestry & Natural-Resource Sciences  
This paper explores the evidence for successful participatory forest decision-making which uses computer-based tools.  ...  The paper draws on forest science and management literature, environmental studies and social science to review experiences of success in combining the challenges of participation and technological advancement  ...  Acknowledgements This research was funded by the Forestry Commission of Great Britain.  ... 
dblp:journals/mcfns/LawrenceS11 fatcat:5ccdi3yuzbhtrkfxkrrayqnzvq

Spatially Explicit Model for Anaerobic Co-Digestion Facilities Location and Pre-Dimensioning Considering Spatial Distribution of Resource Supply and Biogas Yield in Northwest Portugal

Renata D'arc Coura, Joaquim Mamede Alonso, Ana Cristina Rodrigues, Ana Isabel Ferraz, Nuno Mouta, Renato Silva, A. G. Brito
2021 Applied Sciences  
The high volumes of animal manure and sewage sludge, as a consequence of the development of intensive and specialized cattle dairy farms in peri-urban areas, pose challenges to local environmental quality  ...  the definition of suitable locations, as well as the allocation of resources and support pre-dimensioning of biogas facilities.  ...  of ULisbon (Portugal).  ... 
doi:10.3390/app11041841 fatcat:zyic54zwqrhizfi2ppqadz6ilq

Multi-Objective Optimisation Based Planning of Power-Line Grid Expansions

Daniel Bachmann, Fritz Bökler, Jakob Kopec, Kira Popp, Björn Schwarze, Frank Weichert
2018 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  
The approach is implemented in a tool-chain for the determination of transmission line routes (and sets of transmission line route alternatives) based on multi-criteria optimisation.  ...  Additionally, a decision support system, based on common Geographic Information Systems (GIS), consisting of interactive visualisation and exploration of the solution space is proposed.  ...  By integrating a semi-quantitative risk assessment into planning, scenarios for land use change decisions for a case study in Oeiras (Portugal) are conducted.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijgi7070258 fatcat:f23oj27zr5f37jnru7mi6gduqm

Spatial Dynamic Models for Inclusive Cities: a Brief Concept of Cellular Automata (CA) and Agent-Based Model (ABM)

Agung Wahyudi, Yan Liu
2015 Jurnal Perencanaan Wilayah dan Kota  
This article aims to briefly introduce the concept of CA and ABM in spatial context, in particular land use land cover changes in urban areas.  ...  These two concepts occupy a large portion of approach in urban modelling. The chapter starts with explanation on CA, the definition, its elements, how it works, and what are its limitations.  ...  Critics on ABM for urban land use The applications of ABM in spatial context are not without critics.  ... 
doi:10.5614/jpwk.2015.26.1.6 fatcat:vjw5mzh2ffgb5iqts7jqj527zy

Wildland urban interface assessment and prediction in relation to land use and land cover changes: the Portuguese case study [chapter]

Marj Tonini, et. al.
Advances in forest fire research 2018  
Wildland urban interface assessment and prediction in relation to land use and land cover changes: the Portuguese case study Autor(es): Abstract The Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) refers to the zone of  ...  Finally, the fuzzy set theory has been used both to overly urban with rural scenarios and to elaborate a fuzzy WUI possibility map for the year 2030.  ...  Chapter 4 -Fire at the Wildland Urban Interface Figure 1 - 1 Continental Portugal with main cities and land cover based on the second level of CORINE land cover (CLC) inventory 2012 Figure 2 - 2 Flowchart  ... 
doi:10.14195/978-989-26-16-506_96 fatcat:2bvadlycb5anhn6ooxwqc4tcka

How Will Climate Change Affect the United States in Decades to Come?

Donald Wuebbles, David Fahey, Kathy Hibbard
2017 EOS  
A new U.S. government report shows that climate is changing and that human activities will lead to many more changes.  ...  These changes will affect sea levels, drought frequency, severe precipitation, and more.  ...  16.6 P 16.7 A prospective scenario for Rural Urban Interface based on spatiotemporal LULCC Marj Tonini 1 , Federico Amato 2 , Mikhail Kanevski 1 , Beniamino Murgante 2 1 Institute of Earth Surface  ... 
doi:10.1029/2017eo086015 fatcat:35mql2szkna45gayq6x4qjjnhu

Indicators of ecosystem service potential at European scales: Mapping marginal changes and trade-offs

Roy Haines-Young, Marion Potschin, Felix Kienast
2012 Ecological Indicators  
Acknowledgements We acknowledge the European Environment Agency for support in undertaking this analysis (Framework Contract: Support for the Development of Ecosystem Accounting, Contract Number EEA/BSS  ...  on the four IPCC SRES land use scenarios.  ...  They go on to show how these approaches can be used to make an assessment of eight landscape functions in a small area the Gelderse Vallei, a transitional rural area in the Netherlands.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2011.09.004 fatcat:eneiwiq6bzdvjdv7w44yvzlo54

Benefits from GIS Based Modelling for Municipal Solid Waste Management [chapter]

Christos Chalkias, Katia Lasaridi
2011 Integrated Waste Management - Volume I  
The development of optimal routing scenarios is a very complex task, based on various selection criteria, most of which are spatial in nature.  ...  Evaluation of the results of the developed methodology is based on the comparison of the proposed waste collection scenario (Sp) with the existing one (Se).  ... 
doi:10.5772/17087 fatcat:zntdmjsrn5djxkt3fpga4menue

Urban Land Systems: An Ecosystems Perspective

Monika Kopecká, Harini Nagendra, Andrew Millington
2018 Land  
of surface SUHI/SUCI and the effect of land use/land cover (LULC) change on LST in arid and semi-arid climates.  ...  In order to identify open issues and gaps remaining in this field, we review research on SUHI/SUCI, the models for simulating UHIs/UCIs and techniques used in this field were appraised.  ...  A recent development in understanding the influence of urbanization on land use has been the use of urban-to-rural gradient analysis [34, 37, 38] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/land7010005 fatcat:4jezkaxlvfayzevuj4rrrftreq

Performance Evaluation and Traffic Modeling [chapter]

Hans van den Berg, Thomas M. Bohnert, Orlando Cabral, Dmitri Moltchanov, Dirk Staehle, Fernando Velez
2009 Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering  
In today's wireless multiservice network carrying a large variety of different applications, the evaluation of the user-perceived quality of service plays an increasingly important role.  ...  The optimization of base station sites and the individual site configuration in an advanced radio access network like UMTS is very complex and typically solved by iteratively improving the network configuration  ...  Therefore, the latest definition of the E-Model was deployed, including extensions to capture in-stationary packet loss processes and the delayed perception of quality level changes by humans, based on  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-85573-8_3 fatcat:47tdrgbgbrgotefaeg76jodfou

Property management enabled by artificial intelligence post Covid-19: an exploratory review and future propositions

Farheen Naz, Anil Kumar, Arvind Upadhyay, Hemakshi Chokshi, Vaidotas Trinkūnas, Robert Magda
2022 International Journal of Strategic Property Management  
Using appropriate keywords, the researchers found 175 articles on AI and PM research from 1980 to 2021 in the SCOPUS database. A bibliometric analysis was performed to identify research trends.  ...  Recent innovative technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), have supported many sectors through sudden disruptions; this study was performed to examine the role of AI in the real estate and  ...  For this purpose, they proposed an autoregressive model based on a fuzzy clustering approach.  ... 
doi:10.3846/ijspm.2022.16923 doaj:cfa7d6fe5fa047ee9623b84822e80699 fatcat:3ksi66bulfdhjg3n22puzal3zy

A Systematic Review of Applications of Machine Learning Techniques for Wildfire Management Decision Support

Karol Bot, José G. Borges
2022 Inventions  
The review considers documents published in the last four years, using a sample of 135 documents (review articles and research articles).  ...  In this context, this paper aims at providing a review of recent applications of machine learning methods for wildfire management decision support.  ...  In [102] , four machine learning classifiers were applied to establish the wildland-urban interface definition based on fire occurrence data, focusing on housing density and vegetation coverage.  ... 
doi:10.3390/inventions7010015 fatcat:cce4w6uuv5gwlk4ladocmw6cvu

Connecting research infrastructures, scientific and sectorial networks to support integrated management of Mediterranean coastal and rural areas

Javier Martinez-Lopez, Rafael J Bergillos, Francisco Bonet-García, Joris de Vente
2019 Environmental Research Letters  
Based on this, we developed recommendations for a better integration of RIs and collaboration networks in the management of coastal-rural areas, including (1) the creation of local networks to facilitate  ...  We first identified the main challenges in sustainable development of coastal-rural areas followed by a review of major existing RIs, scientific knowledge and collaboration networks that can help support  ...  ' and Horizon 2020 Grant Number 654131 'COOP+: Cooperation of research infrastructures to address global challenges in the environmental field'.  ... 
doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ab4b22 fatcat:om7rrcspbrdkdnlssaib5xzxsu
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