Deriving the spatial traits of organized land structures

  • Algimantas Tiknius
  • Kęstutis Du"inskas
  • Benediktas Jankauskas
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)

Our environment is known to be under the control of the living systems. However, the natural regulation of environment is an eventual phenomenon and specific conditions are needed for its efficient manifestation. Too strong accidental disturbances can overstep the potentials of this regulation; while others slighter of biased action can disrupt the regulation structures turning the environment gradually into a state adverse for the higher forms of life (humans included). Accordingly, two main threats losing the security of the environment can be expected: one is coming from the uncontrolled hyperactivity of humans changing the environment sharply and excessively, and another – from the mass of biased factors disrupting by small degrees the “mechanisms” of environment regulation. This study is concerned with the latter hazard arising from the insufficient understanding of the significance of spatial arrangement of lands for the environment regulation. The goal of the study is to derive the metrical and topological properties of land structures essential for sustaining the development processes and herewith for the environment regulation function – that is to specify the distinctive traits and indices of organized structures. The specific analysis procedure has been applied to study the spatial transformations of developing structures. It is based on the simulation and comparison of patterns comprising before and changing after the critical regimes of development. Real and artificial map projections of farms, settlements, enterprises, and other expanding and developing structures resembling the organism populations (called the quasi-populations) have been examined and the specific traits and indices of their organization have been derived using this approach.

Keywords: Organized land structures; quasi-populations; organizing correlations; critical regimes


Organize Structure Linear Discriminant Analysis Critical Regime Spatial Transformation Metrical Organization 
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© Springer 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Algimantas Tiknius
    • 1
  • Kęstutis Du"inskas
    • 2
  • Benediktas Jankauskas
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Geophysical SciencesKlaipeda UniversityLithuania
  2. 2.Department of StatisticsKlaipeda UniversityLithuania
  3. 3.Kaltinenai Research Station of Lithuanian Agriculture InstituteLithuania

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