GIS for planning conservation actions in viticulture landscapes
Abstract: GIS is increasingly used for the implementation of conservation programs. Beforesetting up concrete conservation actions, stakeholders use GIS to analyze the landscape thatregulates main ecological processes. The Life + BioDiVine project relies on a large use of GISfor the implementation of conservation actions into European vineyards. GIS is used for theanalysis of the landscape’s composition, structure and diversity at several scales. It allowscalculating landscape variables that are correlated to biodiversity values in order to highlight apossible link between landscape and biodiversity. Specific maps help locating areas of interest forconservation actions and represent a useful tool for communication with farmers or generalpublic.