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Large scale inventories of an Natura 2000 Site in Niedere Tauern, Styria

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DI Heinz Gallaun, SACKL, P., PRASCHK, C., WACK, R., SCHARDT, M., TURK R.

IPAM-Toolbox. Großflächige Inventur eines Alpinen Natura 2000 Gebietes mittels Fernerkundung in den Niederen Tauern / Steiermark. 29 S. – Hrsg. vom Amt der Kärntner Landesregierung. Klagenfurt. ISBN 3-9502026-4-1 , 2005

Abstract:

Information on alpine Natura 2000 sites frequently fails to meet decision-makers’ requirements, since comprehensive, systematic and comparable data acquired over longer periods of time are available only in exceptional cases. The present project thus focused on developing methods tailored to the mapping and habitat assessment of large-scale alpine protection areas. These methods were implemented in the Natura 2000 site “Niedere Tauern” designated as a SPA according to the EU Birds Directive covering a total of 1,200 km². The following results are now available: Criteria catalogue for comprehensive data coverage Colour infrared orthophoto mosaic Land cover map at 1:10,000 scale Knowledge-based habitat models for 13 breeding bird species listed in Annex I of the EU Birds Directive Monitoring system for the assessment of habitat changes Natura 2000 decision support system for the Niedere Tauern protection area. The developed methods can easily be adapted for application in other alpine protection areas.

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