Methods for analysing landscape change due to climate change and renewable energy development
|Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet - Fakulteten för landskapsplanering, trädgårds- och jordbruksvetenskap
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 2 999 484
|September 2009 - December 2012
Purpose and goal
The overall aim is encourage a long term international cooperation between SLU and University of Sheffield in landscape planning and landscape analysis, on climate change, renewable energy sources and the impact of a carbon-neutrality, and to contribute to individual qualification. The research goal is to analyse and critically evaluate GIS based methods for landscape analysis, landscape characterisation and environmental impact assessments. Landscape changes as consequences of new energy production and new energy consumption will be examined.
Results and expected effects
- February 2010. Submission of Evidence based review of UK research, policy and practice - October 2010. Submission of Case study research of cases in UK where landscape analysis has been used for planning of climate change mitigation and renewable energy development. -February 2011. Submission of a joint peer review article on Methods of Landscape Analysis for environmental monitoring. -Continuing research collaboration between Sheffield and Alnarp. Joint publications and exchange of seminars , PhD students and teaching August 2012. Submission of a co-edited book.
Approach and implementation
The project will take place as 1,5 years stay in Sheffield with contact with SLU for research and supervision, and 1,5 years at SLU with contact with Sheffield. The stay in Sheffield will be carried out in three steps, each producing a peer reviewed article. Step 1 will be used for collection of data and desk studies for joint publications, participation in seminars, and PhD Supervision. Step 2 will include case studies, selected with the Sheffield University. Step 3 will be used for further analysis, reporting and cross-linking to Swedish practise in Landscape Analysis for environmental monitoring. During the time in England, regular travels will be made to SLU for supervision and participation in research activities. Between March 2011- end of August 2012 the main time will be spend at Alnarp SLU, with continuing collaboration with Sheffield.