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Título: A multi-scale approach to modelling spatial and dynamic ecological patterns for reservoir’s water quality management.
Autor: Cabecinha, Edna
Lourenço, Martinho
Moura, João Paulo
Pardal, Miguel Ângelo
Palavras-chave: Stochastic-Dynamic Methodology
Land use changes
Ecological status
Ecological indicators
Water Framework Directive
Environmental management
Data: 2009
Citação: Cabecinha E. et al, 2009
Resumo: With growing levels of urbanization and agriculture throughout the world, it is increasingly important that both research and management efforts take into account the effects of this widespread landscape alteration and its consequences for natural systems. Freshwater ecosystems, namely reservoirs, are particularly sensitive to land use changes. In this context, modelling can be very useful, for decision support, as an investigative tool to forecast the outcome of various scenarios, to guide current management in order to meet future targets and to develop integrated frameworks for management accordingly to the Water Framework Directive (WFD). The present paper examined the applicability of a holistic Stochastic- Dynamic Methodology (StDM), coupled with a Cellular Automata (CA) model, in capturing howexpected changes at land use level will alter the ecological status of lentic ecosystems, namely at physicochemical and biological levels. The methodology was applied to Portuguese reservoirs located in the Douro’s basin and illustrated with a series of stochastic-dynamic and spatial outputs taking into account expected scenarios regarding land use changes. Overall, the simulation results are encouraging since they seem to demonstrate the tool reliability in capturing the stochastic environmental dynamics of the selected metrics facing spatial explicit scenarios. The ultimate goal was to couple monitoring assessment and the described modelling techniques to ease management and decision making regarding the practical implementation of the WFD, both at the scale of the reservoir body and at the scale of the respective river watershed dynamics.
Revisão por Pares: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10348/4313
Tipo de Documento: Artigo
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