Title: Geoinformation modelling of forest shelterbelts effect on pecuniary valuation of adjacent farmlands

Authors: Ivan Openko; Oleksandr Shevchenko; Oleksii Zhuk; Yevheniia Kryvoviaz; Ruslan Tykhenko

Addresses: National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, 13 Vasylkivska Str., Kyiv, 03040, Ukraine ' National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, 13 Vasylkivska Str., Kyiv, 03040, Ukraine ' National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, 13 Vasylkivska Str., Kyiv, 03040, Ukraine ' National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, 13 Vasylkivska Str., Kyiv, 03040, Ukraine ' National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, 13 Vasylkivska Str., Kyiv, 03040, Ukraine

Abstract: The paper highlights the research results of ecological and economic role of lands under forest shelterbelts within agricultural landscapes. The achieved results have enabled to state that such plantations are the major focus towards agriculture enhancement. It has been ascertained the effective melioration impact of forest shelterbelts on the adjacent areas within different climatic regions and that the field-protective forestation has a common positive trend. On the other hand, some differences in observation results of forest shelterbelts research can take place due to unequal geographical and climatic conditions.

Keywords: geoinformation modelling; forest shelterbelts; agro forest melioration effect; pecuniary valuation; arable land; geospatial approach.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGE.2017.089015

International Journal of Green Economics, 2017 Vol.11 No.2, pp.139 - 153

Available online: 22 Dec 2017 *

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