Shannon entropy as a peri-urban landscape metric: concentration of anthropogenic land cover element

Katarzyna Cegielska , Anita Kukulska-Kozieł , Tomasz Salata , Piotr Piotrowski , Marta Szylar


Spatial concentration and quantitative spatial density of anthropogenic elements were assessed. The authors used original parameters of standing and progressive anthropogenic pressures in individual hexagons in a grid based on a land cover database and the current population structure. The calculated values of relative entropies for both parameters were similar. The relative entropy based on both pressures for the whole area was high (0.89). In peri-urban zones it was 50% less and in cities about 80% greater. A juxtaposition of standing and progressive pressure values revealed a trend towards a slight decrease in the values.
Author Katarzyna Cegielska (FoEEaLS / DoSPaLA)
Katarzyna Cegielska,,
- Department of Spatial Planning and Landscape Architecture
, Anita Kukulska-Kozieł (FoEEaLS / DoSPaLA)
Anita Kukulska-Kozieł,,
- Department of Spatial Planning and Landscape Architecture
, Tomasz Salata (FoEEaLS / DoSPaLA)
Tomasz Salata,,
- Department of Spatial Planning and Landscape Architecture
, Piotr Piotrowski
Piotr Piotrowski,,
, Marta Szylar (FoEEaLS / DoSPaLA)
Marta Szylar,,
- Department of Spatial Planning and Landscape Architecture
Journal seriesJournal of Spatial Science, ISSN 1449-8596, e-ISSN 1836-5655, (N/A 40 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets1
Keywords in EnglishLand cover, concentration indices, spatial entropy, progressive anthropogenic pressure, standing anthropogenic pressure
ASJC Classification3305 Geography, Planning and Development; 1902 Atmospheric Science; 2100 General Energy
Languageen angielski
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Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 2; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.827; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 1.711 (2) - 2018=1.393 (5)
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FinansowanieThis work was supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland [Projects No. DS 3371/KGPiAK/2017] and The Dean’s scholarship granted for scientific research [Fun Dydakt/W301/KGPiAK/2017].
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