Scientific Program

Special session on 'Geospatial analyses in ecological modelling and land management' on September 4th

Chairman: prof. Luís Silva

The study of ecological patterns and of the ecological alterations triggered by anthropogenic change has been progressively relying more heavily on spatially explicit components. Many ecological processes are directly affected by land cover change and by land management policies. The two subjects are becoming more interdependent in a biosphere that is steadily becoming dominated by anthromes (i.e., anthropogenic biomes), and where priority natural ecosystems are disappearing at a fast rate. Spatial analysis tools have gained importance in the evaluation of ecological patterns and change and are at the foundation of the design of more effective land management strategies. In this session we explore several spatial modelling approaches that can underpin more realistic approaches for implementing ecological and landscape research. The topics addressed will include, among others:  Bayesian models with spatial autocorrelation; machine learning applied to the distribution of invasive and endemic/native species; viewshed landscape analysis for tourism resources; modelling of remote sensing data. We welcome communications addressing these or related topics, where ecological data, landscape information or remote sensing resources are explored using different modelling tools.

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