Jerzy Solon

Poland on maps

Mapping ecosystem services – a new regional-scale approach

Bogusława Kruczkowska, Jerzy Solon, Jacek Wolski

Geographia Polonica (2017) vol. 90, iss. 4, pp. 503-520 | Full text
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.0114

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Abstract:

Identifying the potential of ecosystems to provide ecosystem services (ES) is largely dependent on the detailand completeness of the base ecosystem map. The existing guidelines for the construction of this type of mapinclude only a few basic types of ecosystems that work only at a national or international scale and are insufficient to identify the full potential of ecosystem services at local or regional scales. The aim of the study was to develop a comprehensive map of ecosystem types for mapping ecosystem services at a local and regionalscale in three selected communes located within young glacial landscape (NE Poland). As a result, a detailedmap of ecosystems has been constructed containing 42 ecosystem types including age and habitat categories.This original map is the first detailed cartographic work that can be successfully used to determine thepotential for ecosystem services to be provided by areas analysed in large scales. The proposed approach hasa universal character and can be also applied to any area analysed at similar spatial scales.

Keywords: ecosystem services, ecosystem, mapping, GIS, Poland

Bogusława Kruczkowska [boguslawa_kruczkowska@sggw.pl], Department of Soil Environment Sciences Warsaw University of Life Sciences Nowoursynowska 159, 02-776 Warsaw: Poland
Jerzy Solon [j.solon@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, 00-818 Warsaw, Twarda 51/55, Poland
Jacek Wolski [j.wolski@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, 00-818 Warsaw, Twarda 51/55, Poland

A map of the landscape diversity of Poland

Przemysław Śleszyński, Jerzy Solon

Geographia Polonica (2017) vol. 90, iss. 3, pp. 369-377 | Full text
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.0100

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Presented here is a map of Poland drawn up to show differences in values obtained for the Shannon DiversityIndex, as calculated using Corine Land Cover data for the 2012 situation regarding the country’s landscape.The level of detail is that of the Polish commune (gmina – unit of local-government administration), so theanalysis may prove to be of practical value. The same method gained previous use in depicting issues relevantto Poland’s 2011 National Spatial Development Concept 2030.

Keywords: landscape diversity, landscape typology, land use, Corine Land Cover, Shannon Diversity Index, anthropogenic landscape transformation

Przemysław Śleszyński [psleszyn@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences, Twarda 51/55, 00‑818 Warsaw: Poland
Jerzy Solon [j.solon@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, 00-818 Warsaw, Twarda 51/55, Poland