The Modelling Leaflet (MSA, LCCD, etc.)

lf1.jpglf2.jpglf3.jpg There is the Leaflet on BioModelling Experience in Ukraine leaflet.pdf

The MSA is an indicator of the remaining mean species abundance of original species, relative to their abundance in primary vegetation. It can be interpreted as a measure of “naturalness” or “intactness”. MSA is calculated based on the following pressures: land use change, infrastructure impact, fragmentation level, nitrogen deposition and climate change. In the GLOBIO-3 model the MSA is calculated according to following formula MSAXi= MSALUi*MSANi*MSAIi*MSAFi*MSACCi, where i is the index of the grid-cell, MSAXi is the relative mean species abundance corresponding to the following drivers and indices: LU (land-cover/use), N (atmospheric N deposition), I (infrastructure change), F (fragmentation) and CC (climate change). More details: Prydatko V., Kolomytsev G., Burda R., Chumachenko S. Landscape ecology: textbook on application of pressure based biodiversity modelling for national and regional educational purposes. Part 1 and Part 2.– Kyiv: NAU, 2008. — 100 pp.

Note. In a convenient format for self-study and self-testing for the first time for Ukrainian higher educational institutions the bilingual textbook (English-Ukrainian) provides the history of the issue, approaches and examples of thematic mapping-oriented modelling of the expected biodiversity taking into account the impacts on it within the context of GLOBIO Ukraine Region. It is based on rich groundwork of both national and foreign schools of modern landscape ecology, in their comparison. GLOBIO approaches are revealed for Ukrainian ecologists for the first time. The textbook also provides such approaches to biodiversity modelling as MSA, CLUE, EEBIO, LCCD_Bio, RS-GIS in terms of the region that are still little known to Ukrainian ecologists. After each unit there are questions for progress testing (in total 100). In annexes, there are 30 testing assignments and answer keys as well as examples of topics for independent, bachelor’s and master’s degree papers. The issue has a list of 169 sources of information, which will ease the use of testing assignments and will be a good resource for further self-study of future ecologists. The textbook is also a contribution to the development of bioticgeoinformation science as a new trend in ecology. Ukrainian Land and Resource Management Center (ULRMC) 13 Chokolivsky Boulevard, Kyiv 03186, Ukraine Tel.: (+38-044) 230-2266; Fax: (+38-044) 230-2267. ULRMC Web:

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