chapter  19
GIS for the Analysis of Structure and Change in Mountain Environments
ByAnna Kurnatowska
Pages 18

The research presented in this chapter compares the environmental structure of two mountainous areas, placed in different climatic zones. The analysis is based on delimited, homogenous, typological units (called geocomplexes) and consists of a detailed description of their morphology (size, frequency, shapes), assessment of relationships between delimited units (indication of dominant and subordinate, stable and fragile geocomplexes; determination of neighbourhood of geocomplexes); comparison of frequency and strength of relationships between geocomponents in different types of geocomplexes and assessment of biodiversity of the researched environments.