• Five times more changes are calculated
from transects (0.5 ha minimum mapping unit) then windows
(25 ha minimum mapping unit).
• The main land cover changes observed are
different between biogeograpical regions.
• Changes occur in opposite directions: e.g.
semi-natural areas are converted to arable in some areas
whilst arable is converting back to semi-natural in other
• Most changes are visible at Corine Land
Cover class level 2.
Main land cover changes
observed from windows and transects
Main Pressures observed
from windows and transects
Results window by window
Results transect by transect
Land Cover-level 3 classes
Examples of how outputs were produced:
1990 window backdating near Brussels (Belgium)
photo-to-photo interpretation near Barcelona (Spain)
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Final meeting - main conclusions
land cover change to pressures on biodiversity (introduction)
land cover change to pressures on biodiversity (summary)
findings: Land cover changes
for future monitoring