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A landscape ecology approach to assessing development impacts in the tropics: A geothermal energy example in Hawaii

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A landscape ecology approach to assessing development impacts in the tropics: A geothermal energy example in Hawaii; 2002; Article; Journal; Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography; Griffith, J. A.; Trettin, C. C.; O'Neill, R. V.

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Geographic information systems (GIS) are increasingly being used in environmental impact assessments (EIA) because GIS is useful for analysing spatial impacts of various development scenarios. Spatially representing these impacts provides another tool for landscape ecology in environmental and geographical investigations by facilitating analysis of the effects of landscape patterns on ecological processes and examining change over time. Landscape ecological principles are applied in this study to a hypothetical geothermal development project on the Island of Hawaii. Some common landscape pattern metrics were used to analyse dispersed versus condensed development scenarios and their effect on landscape pattern. Indices of fragmentation [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1111/1467-9493.00115
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