LANDMAP, landscape and a changing climate in the Designated Landscapes, Wales

Berry, Robert ORCID: 0000-0002-7714-5211 (2020) LANDMAP, landscape and a changing climate in the Designated Landscapes, Wales. Technical Report. Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru / Natural Resources Wales, Bangor.

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Abstract

The changing climate of Wales is likely to have significant direct (e.g. changing land cover) and indirect (e.g. by influencing land use decisions) impacts on landscape character, quality and local distinctiveness. Flooding and drought events, more frequent extreme weather, coastal erosion, wildfires, diseases affecting tree cover and changing land cover, habitats and species ranges are examples of how the landscape may change to a greater or lesser degree, in the short or long term. Landscape character can provide an important communication tool to raise awareness and understanding of the risks and opportunities of climate change because people relate to landscapes as places to live, work and enjoy. It is therefore opportune to bring together information on the impacts from a changing climate and apply them to a landscape perspective. This project is the first step in starting to identify and communicate the direct and indirect impacts of projected climate changes for Wales in 2050 on landscape character and qualities and what that might look like in the landscape we recognise today. This project identifies the impacts of climate change on broad landscape types using the LANDMAP Visual & Sensory spatial dataset. It provides maps that identify the spatial distribution of the broad landscape types supported by key statistics. This report supplements the NRW report 314 LANDMAP, Landscape and a Changing Climate by Berry, R., Dwyer, J., Gaskell, P., Lake, J., Powell, J. and Young I, published in March 2019, by delivering the map and data component for the three National Parks and five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in Wales. The 2019 report 314 includes the full written narratives of potential change for each landscape type and should therefore be used in conjunction with this report. It is available from https://cdn.naturalresources.wales/media/688626/eng-landmaplandscape-and-a-changing-climate.pdf?mode=pad&rnd=131989289330000000

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Article Type: Article
Additional Information: NRW report no. 429. Supplement to NRW report 314 (available from this repository, see related record).
Uncontrolled Keywords: Landscape; Climate change; GIS; Mapping; Landscape character; Wales; Welsh climate; Welsh landscape; UKCIP; LANDMAP Visual & Sensory spatial dataset
Related records:
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GA Mathematical geography. Cartography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Countryside and Community Research Institute
Research Priority Areas: Environmental Dynamics & Governance
Depositing User: Bethany Leake
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2020 17:24
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2020 09:56
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/8212

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