Research Hypothesis: an economically and methodologically justified implementation of land consolidation can improve the spatial structure of agricultural holdings and foster the use of land in Latvia’s rural areas. Research Aim to test the hypothesis: to assess the need for the implementation of land consolidation in Latvia’s rural areas in order to develop a land consolidation conception aimed at improving the spatial structure of agricultural holdings.
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Study was conducted in north-eastern Latvia (57° 38’ N, 22° 17’ E): in a part of Slitere National Park that was un-managed since year 1923 and affected by large storm in November of 1969. Supervised classification of Corona and Landsat 5 images of the area (in total 1646 ha) from years before and after the storm (1966–2010) were carried out and parameters characterizing the fragmentation calculated for 3 land-cover classes: forest, areas with low woody biomass and non-forest areas.
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