This article illustrates the vegetation map of the SCI "Zone umide della Capitanata" (IT 9110005) a wetland area of South Italy (Apulia Region). The SCI "Zone Umide della Capitanata" is one of the most important Italian coastal wetlands and it covers about 14.000 ha, part of which is exploited for marine salt production. The site is characterized by a wetlands complex in coastal environment, with highly fragmented landscape because of anthropogenic activities (mainly herbaceous crops). This study aims at assessing presence and distribution of vegetation types that, despite strong human pressure, still maintain good natural habitat conditions. Thematic maps were digitized in ArcGis 10.2 from recent orthophotos in ombination with topographical maps (1:5.000). In case of fragmented areas, vegetation mosaics were adopted. The extent of complex vegetation mosaics is wider in those areas where anthropogenic activities are stronger.

Vegetation map of "Zone Umide della Capitanata" (SCI IT9110005)

Tomaselli V.
2017

Abstract

This article illustrates the vegetation map of the SCI "Zone umide della Capitanata" (IT 9110005) a wetland area of South Italy (Apulia Region). The SCI "Zone Umide della Capitanata" is one of the most important Italian coastal wetlands and it covers about 14.000 ha, part of which is exploited for marine salt production. The site is characterized by a wetlands complex in coastal environment, with highly fragmented landscape because of anthropogenic activities (mainly herbaceous crops). This study aims at assessing presence and distribution of vegetation types that, despite strong human pressure, still maintain good natural habitat conditions. Thematic maps were digitized in ArcGis 10.2 from recent orthophotos in ombination with topographical maps (1:5.000). In case of fragmented areas, vegetation mosaics were adopted. The extent of complex vegetation mosaics is wider in those areas where anthropogenic activities are stronger.
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