Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2008, 56, 105-116

https://doi.org/10.11118/actaun200856010105
Published online 2014-11-17

Utilisation of quantitative assessment of all-societal forest functions in landscape and land-use planning

Rostislav Kolouch

Ústav tvorby a ochrany krajiny, Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, Zemědělská 3, 613 00, Brno, Česká republika

Considering that forests are the important segment of the natural and human environment, their use in landscape should be highly controlled. Practical solving of this topic asked for the use of the geographic information system (GIS) for its wide possibilities of data processing and presentation. The study deal with the possible utilisation of the quantified forest function values in the process of landscape and land-use planning. The analyses representing the results of this study were created with respect to the pre­sence of existing relations among the forest functions and landscape elements. The analyses were also created with respect to the presentation of practical situations in the decision-making process of landscape and land-use planning. The values of the real potentials serve as the source of objective information of the forest stand function abilities. The values of the real potentials graphically processed in 2-D or 3-D allow the representation of spatial and functional relations among forest stands and other landscape elements. The presented results show that the calculated values of the forest functions in cooperation with GIS software seem to be the effective instrument in the decision-making process of landscape and land-use planning.

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