Comparison of relief and habitat diversity of protected areas in dependence of spatial and thematical resolution of layers

Bišćan, Matko (2012) Comparison of relief and habitat diversity of protected areas in dependence of spatial and thematical resolution of layers. Diploma thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

The study was conducted on 4 Croatian protected areas. The aim of the study was to compare the relief and habitat diversity of protected areas in dependence of spatial and thematical resolution of layers. Habitat maps of 1: 25 000 and 1: 100 000 scale were used and analyzed on 3 category levels of National habitat classification Also, they were used for analyzing the relief of morphological units, as a measure of relief diversity, as digital elevation model of spatial differentiation of 30 m and 100 m, with three radii during the calculation (500 m, 1 km and 2 km). The results of ANOVA test show that landscape diversity index values for habitats and relief vary greatly depending on the thematic and spatial resolution layers. Statistically significant results were obtained with t-test of dependent samples of Shannon-Wiener habitat diversity index, while they are absent for the relief of morphological units. Correlation coefficients of index diversity of habitats and the relief are negative with a small number of statistically important results. The results indicate that it is not possible to talk about expected habitat diversity based just on relief.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
Keywords: habitat maps, digital elevation model, GIS, measures of diversity
Supervisor: Jelaska, Sven
Co-supervisor: Radović, Andreja
Date: 2012
Number of Pages: 80
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Grozdana Sirotic
Date Deposited: 28 May 2014 09:30
Last Modified: 28 May 2014 09:30
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/1842

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