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Changing visual value of deciduous species in the climate change

Bede-Fazekas, Ákos and Trásy, Krisztina and Csóka, Györgyi (2015) Changing visual value of deciduous species in the climate change. In: Proceedings of the international conference "Horticulture in quality and culture of life". Faculty of Horticulture in Lednice, Lednice, pp. 381-390. . ISBN 978-80-7509-202-1

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Abstract

The article deals with the changing visual value of deciduous species. Due to climate change, the climatic patterns found on the plants’ growing area may change. Therefore, foliage of deciduous trees changes itscolor in the fall season witha different timing and intensity. This shift can modify the functional, ornamental and ecological value of these plants in the fall season, which is of special interest in the context of landscape design. However, this effect of climate change hasn’t been examined in terms of landscape architecture yet.In the article we are looking for deciduous species that can be appropriate subjectsforresearch, we are giving suggestions for choosing the right location for a future research and proposing available resources of satellite images, that can provide the basis for evaluation of leaf coloring. We also review already existing methods for calculating the degree of fall leaf coloring.We propose a novel method of satellite image processing to evaluate the coloring of a stand. Leaf Coloring Index (LCI) shows the leaf color’s relation to the color realms. LCI is appropriate for setting up a phenological model based onclimate data in a future research. Based on future climate models, the change of the examined stand’s visual value can be predicted. The results might affect the future use of plant species in landscape architecture.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:ornamental plant, Leaf Coloring Index, climate change, fall leaf coloring, remote sensing, satellite image processing, phenological model
Subjects:Landscape planning, landscape protection, landscape design
Ecology
ID Code:1851
Deposited By: MTMT SWORD
Deposited On:11 Feb 2015 15:57
Last Modified:11 Feb 2015 15:57

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