Luca Salvati

Agostino Ferrara3
Margherita Carlucci3
Marco Zitti3
Carlotta Ferrara2
3Agostino Ferrara
3Margherita Carlucci
3Marco Zitti
2Carlotta Ferrara
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The present study was devoted to identify the evolutionary path of a number of local systems in a Mediterranean country vulnerable to soil degradation (SD) in the last decades. A multivariate analysis was used to evaluate the socio-ecological conditions and to estimate rapidity-of-change of local systems by considering 6 bio-physical factors predisposing(More)
The present study illustrates a multidimensional analysis of an indicator of urban land use efficiency (per-capita built-up area, LUE) in mainland Attica, a Mediterranean urban region, along different expansion waves (1960–2010): compaction and densification in the 1960s, dispersed growth along the coasts and on Athens' fringe in the 1970s, fringe(More)
Variation in growth, arsenic and heavy metal uptakes by aboveground tissues (leaves, stems and branches) of 13 hybrid Eucalyptus clones selected for biomass production in a Mediterranean environment (E. camaldulensis × E. viminalis; E. camaldulesis × E. grandis; E. camaldulensis × E. globulus subsp. bicostata) was investigated on agricultural soils(More)
The present study proposes an original framework to investigate landscape transformations in economically-dynamic regions based on the spatial analysis of unchanged land-use patches over a given time-period. A multi-factor analysis of the stable patches classified at nine land-use classes during 1987–2007 in Attica, Greece, was developed using landscape(More)
The present study analyzes the structure and dynamics of the forest landscape in a peri-urban area (Rome, Italy) during the city’s expansion from 1949 to 2008 using landscape metrics and change detection analysis of digital maps of the area (1500 km2). While urban settlements increased continuously from 6.5 to 27.5 % of the study area, woodlands changed(More)
Land degradation has expanded in the Mediterranean region as a result of a variety of factors, including economic and population growth, land-use changes and climate variations. The level of land vulnerability to degradation and its growth over time are distributed heterogeneously over space, concentrating on landscapes exposed to high human pressure. The(More)
Traditionally fuel maps are built in terms of 'fuel types', thus considering the structural characteristics of vegetation only. The aim of this work is to derive a phenological fuel map based on the functional attributes of coarse-scale vegetation phenology, such as seasonality and productivity. MODIS NDVI 250 m images of Sardinia (Italy), a large(More)
As cropland management and land use shifted towards more intensive practices, global land degradation increased drastically. Understanding relationships between ecological and socioeconomic drivers of soil and landscape degradation within these landscapes in economically dynamic contexts such as the Mediterranean region, requires multi-target and(More)