Land use changes , landscape ecology and their socioec nomic driving forces in the Spanish Mediterranean coast ( the Maresme County , 1850-2005 )

@inproceedings{Parcerisas2012LandUC,
  title={Land use changes , landscape ecology and their socioec nomic driving forces in the Spanish Mediterranean coast ( the Maresme County , 1850-2005 )},
  author={Llu{\'i}s Parcerisas and Joan Marull and Joan Pino and Enric Tello and Francesc Coll and Corina Basnou},
  year={2012}
}
We use a set of landscape metrics to study the long -term environmental transformation of a typical coastal Mediterranean a rea from 1850 to 2005. Our figures show a dramatic environmental deterioration between 1950 and 2005. The main proximate drivers of this landscape degradation are the effects of urban sprawl on former agricultural areas located in the coastal pl ins, together with the abandonment and reforestation of hilly slopes intercepted by lo w-density residential areas, highways, and… CONTINUE READING
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