Eurasian Journal of Soil Science

Volume 1, Issue 2, Sep 2012, Pages 75 - 80

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GIS and RS soil-vegetation correlations for continental saltlands habitats in NE Romania

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Stoica ,D., Patriche,C., Sîrbu,C., Pîrnău,R., Roşca,B., 2012. GIS and RS soil-vegetation correlations for continental saltlands habitats in NE Romania. Eurasian J Soil Sci 1(2):75 - 80.
Stoica ,D.,Patriche,C.Sîrbu,C.Pîrnău,R.,& Roşca,B. GIS and RS soil-vegetation correlations for continental saltlands habitats in NE Romania Eurasian Journal of Soil Science, DOI : 10.18393/ejss.2012.2.075-080
Stoica ,D.,Patriche,C.Sîrbu,C.Pîrnău,R., and ,Roşca,B."GIS and RS soil-vegetation correlations for continental saltlands habitats in NE Romania" Eurasian Journal of Soil Science, DOI : 10.18393/ejss.2012.2.075-080
Stoica ,D.,Patriche,C.Sîrbu,C.Pîrnău,R., and ,Roşca,B. "GIS and RS soil-vegetation correlations for continental saltlands habitats in NE Romania" Eurasian Journal of Soil Science, DOI : 10.18393/ejss.2012.2.075-080
DL,Stoica .CV,Patriche.C,Sîrbu.R,Pîrnău.B,Roşca "GIS and RS soil-vegetation correlations for continental saltlands habitats in NE Romania" Eurasian J. Soil Sci, vol., no., pp., DOI : 10.18393/ejss.2012.2.075-080
Stoica ,Dan ;Patriche,Cristian ;Sîrbu,Culiţă ;Pîrnău,Radu ;Roşca,Bogdan GIS and RS soil-vegetation correlations for continental saltlands habitats in NE Romania. Eurasian Journal of Soil Science,. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.2012.2.075-080

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Stoica , D., L. Patriche, C., V. Sîrbu, C., V. Pîrnău, R., V. Roşca, B., V.2012. GIS and RS soil-vegetation correlations for continental saltlands habitats in NE Romania. Eurasian J. Soil Sci. 1(2): 75 - 80.

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Dan Stoica , Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi– Bd. Carol I, no. 20A, Iaşi, Romania & Iaşi Local Environmental Protection Agency, Str. Th. Văscăuţeanu nr. 10 bis, Iaşi, Romania
Cristian Patriche , Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi– Bd. Carol I, no. 20A, Iaşi, Romania & Romanian Academy, Department of Iaşi, Geography Group, Bd. Carol I, no. 8, Iaşi, Romania
Culiţă Sîrbu , USAMV Iaşi, Aleea Mihail Sadoveanu nr. 3, Iaşi, Romania
Radu Pîrnău , Iaşi County Office for Soil Survey, 3 Dumbrava Roşie, Iaşi, Romania
Bogdan Roşca , Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi– Bd. Carol I, no. 20A, Iaşi, Romania

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Issue published online: 25 Sep 2012
Article first published online : 06 Sep 2012
Manuscript Accepted : 03 Aug 2012
Manuscript Received: 01 Dec 2011

Abstract

Continental saltlands have a high degree of peculiarity amongst European primary habitats and a prominent insular character. The present scientific approach establishes the degree of soil-vegetation correlation in continental slatlands patches as a measure of habitat continuity/fragmentation and soil conservation/degradation. The use of hyperspectral imagery, soil types’ distribution and vegetal associations’ conservation status reveal disturbances in relation with human induced modifications in comparison with normal plant-soil interdependence. Supervised classifications of LANDSAT satellite imagery along with detailed soil maps, ground truth data provided by accurate GPS positioning and field based plants evaluation are used to perform landscape metrics analyses. The landscape metrics approach is meant to find the balance between extent and grain in the case of saltlands habitats analyses and the degree of patches and classes inhomogeneity. These also give an insight of habitats connectivity and/or isolation in relation with land use topology and soil multiplexing. The resulting training sets developed for a representative, protected area in the county of Iaşi enhance the creation of a comprehensive mask to be used for the evaluation of larger areas in the silvan-steppes of North-Eastern Romania. The model is statistically tested to depict the degree of correlation and confidence. The final goal resides in more proper measures elaboration for the mitigation of continental saltland preservation and natural resources exploitation via agricultural and the associated activities.

Keywords

Land-cover, LANDSAT, automatic classification, soil – vegetation, correlation

Corresponding author

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Stoica, D.L., Sîrbu, C., Patriche, C.V., 2012. Continental saltland habitats conservation state related to natura 2000 sites. RO SCI 0221 Ileana Valley Application, Iaşi County, Present Environment and Sustainable Development (accepted)

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Romanian Official Monitor, Part I, No. 98 bis/7.02.2008 http://www.mmediu.ro/vechi/legislation.htm

Abstract

Continental saltlands have a high degree of peculiarity amongst European primary habitats and a prominent insular character. The present scientific approach establishes the degree of soil-vegetation correlation in continental slatlands patches as a measure of habitat continuity/fragmentation and soil conservation/degradation. The use of hyperspectral imagery, soil types’ distribution and vegetal associations’ conservation status reveal disturbances in relation with human induced modifications in comparison with normal plant-soil interdependence. Supervised classifications of LANDSAT satellite imagery along with detailed soil maps, ground truth data provided by accurate GPS positioning and field based plants evaluation are used to perform landscape metrics analyses. The landscape metrics approach is meant to find the balance between extent and grain in the case of saltlands habitats analyses and the degree of patches and classes inhomogeneity. These also give an insight of habitats connectivity and/or isolation in relation with land use topology and soil multiplexing.  The resulting training sets developed for a representative, protected area in the county of Iaşi enhance the creation of a comprehensive mask to be used for the evaluation of larger areas in the silvan-steppes of North-Eastern Romania. The model is statistically tested to depict the degree of correlation and confidence. The final goal resides in more proper measures elaboration for the mitigation of continental saltland preservation and natural resources exploitation via agricultural and the associated activities.

Keywords: Land-cover, LANDSAT, automatic classification, soil – vegetation, correlation

References

Aronoff, S., 2005. Remote Sensing for GIS Managers. ESRI Press, Redlands, California,

Chifu, T., Mânzu, C., Zamfirescu, O. 2006. Flora şi vegetaţia Moldovei (România). II. Vegetaţia. Edit. Univ. “Alexandru Ioan Cuza”, Iaşi, 698 pp.

Crippen, R.E. 1990. Calculating the vegetation index faster, Remote Sensing of Environment, 34, 71-73

Gardner, R. H., O’Neil, R.V. Turner, M.G., 1993. Ecological implications of landscape fragmentation. pp 208-226 Springer-Verlag, New York.

Johnson, A.R., Milne, B.T., Wiens, J.A., Crist T.O., 1992. Animal movements and population dynamics in heterogeneous landscapes. Landscape Ecol. 7:63-75.

Kriegler, F.J., Malila, W.A., Nalepka, R.F., Richardson, W., 1969. Preprocessing transformations and their effects on multispectral recognition. Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, p. 97-131

LaGro, J., 1991. Assessing patch shape in landscape mosaics. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 57, 285-93.

Mititelu, D., Moţiu, C., Chiper-Cîmpeanu, M.. 1987. Flora şi vegetaţia rezervaţiei “Valea Ilenei” - Leţcani (judeţul Iaşi). Anuarul Muz. Jud. Suceava, 47-50.

Saunders, D.A., Hobbs, R.J., Margules, C.R., 1991. Biological Consequences of Ecosystem Fragmentation: A Review. Conservation Biology 5, 18–32.

Randall, B., 2001. TNTMips Manual, Image Calssification, http://www.microimages.com/documentation/Tutorials/classify.pdf

Stoica, D.L., Sîrbu, C., Patriche, C.V., 2012. Continental saltland habitats conservation state related to natura 2000 sites. RO SCI 0221 Ileana Valley Application, Iaşi County, Present Environment and Sustainable Development (accepted)

Turner, M.G., Gardner, R.H., 1991. Quantitative methods in landscape ecology. Springer-Verlag, New York.

Wimberly, M.C., Spies, T.A., Long, C.J., Whitlock, C., 2000. Simulating historical variability in the amount of old forests in the Oregon Coast Range. Conservation Biology 14,167-180

Order 1.964/2007 of the Environmental and Forests Ministry upon the protected areas’ regime, the Communitary Interests Sites as part of the European Natura 2000 ecological network. The standard Natura 2000 form revised at 20th October 2011. http://www.mmediu.ro/legislatie/biodiversitate.htm

Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Thematic Mapper (TM), 2011. http://eros.usgs.gov/#/Find_Data /Products_and_Data_Available/TM

FRAGSTATS: spatial pattern analysis program for quantifying landscape structure. Gen. Tech. Report PNW-GTR-351, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland, OR. http://www.umass.edu/landeco/research/fragstats/documents /fragstats_documents.html

Romanian Official Monitor, Part I, No. 98 bis/7.02.2008 http://www.mmediu.ro/vechi/legislation.htm



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