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Public Perception and Perceived Landscape Function of Urban Park Trees in Tabriz, Iran

Landscape Online | Volume 62 | 2018 | Pages: 1-16| DOI:10.3097/LO.201862 | Published: September 5th, 2018


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Public Perception and Perceived Landscape Function of Urban Park Trees in Tabriz, Iran

Ahmad Hami1, Sreetheran Maruthaveeran2*

1) Department of Landscape Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, University of TABRIZ, 29 Bahman, 5166616471 Tabriz, Iran

2)Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Design & Architecture, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

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European landscapes have featured considerable changes towards intensification and marginalisation.
These major trends are expected to continue in the future. Besides, the cultivation of bioenergy crops has
become an important factor in agricultural land use. A thorough understanding of land-use processes for
management purposes is needed. In this study, the spatial and temporal pattern of agricultural land use
and land-use change was classified at the scale of municipalities from 2005 to 2010. The study region was the German federal state Hesse. By using data of the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) of the European Union and with the help of k-means cluster analysis, five types of agricultural land-use patterns and dynamics (TLPDs) were detected. These TLPDs represent different sub-regions. Sub-regions with favourable physical conditions for cultivation are dominated by arable land. A progressive land-use change occurred by conversion of grassland to arable land. In sub-regions, where physical conditions are rather unfavourable, especially in mountainous areas, grassland is the predominant land use. But on the remaining arable land, there is a slight change in favour of maize. The knowledge of sub-regions with spatially and temporally different agricultural land use could be utilised to develop land management instruments like site-specific agri-environmental schemes.

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