WIT Press

Land Evaluation Methodology For Mediterranean Environments

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECOSUD970461

Volume

22

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

1,437 kb

Author(s)

C. Ano, J. Sanchez & C. Antolm

Abstract

Land Evaluation in Spain experienced a late development and, above all, its evolution has been highly dependent on the most significant international methodologies. These characteristics have resulted in the current lack of a methodological frame suitable for the biophysical characteristics of the Mediterranean region. We propose a new methodology that fills this gap and provides an evaluation system which considers the special characteristics of our soils and the environmental problems of the Mediterranean agricultural lands. The edaphic resource is studied from a holistic point of view, and several stages are distinguished in the evaluation process. Firstly, a set of intrinsic and extrinsic soil characteristics is selected and ranked. Secondly, parameters are

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