landscape diversity with alpha diversity indices
Şentürk1* and K. Özkan2
Department, Gölhisar Vocational School, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University,
Gölhisar, Burdur, 15400, Turkey
Forest Engineering, Faculty of Forestry, Süleyman Demirel University,
Isparta, 32100, Turkey
Author E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paper received : 16.08.2016
Revised received : 20.06.2017
Accepted : 26.06.2017
Aim: The fundamental
information layers of ecosystem –based management plans are obtained by
calculating, modeling and mapping of biodiversity. This study was carried out
to calculate and map of landscape diversity in the Kuyucak Mountain District,
in the transition zone of the Mediterranean region.
diversity values of altitude, slope degree and radiation index for each cell
(752.09 × 752.09 m) of Kuyucak Mountain District were calculated using
Shannon Wiener, Simpson diversity, Renyi H2 and Rao indices. The
index for each variable topographic map, which was prepared using cellular
values after the calculations was obtained by Geographic Information Systems.
maps illustrating diversities of topographical variables were prepared in
order to obtain more accurate model – based distribution map of biodiversity.
topography and soil properties play important roles on biodiversity. There
are also significant relationships between landscape diversity and
biodiversity. That is why it is important to prepare not only climatic,
topographic and soil maps but also diversity maps as explanatory variables
for modeling and mapping of biodiversity.
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