The Alto Douro Wine Region (ADV) is a World Heritage Evolutive and Living cultural landscape, since 2001. The work here presented is part of wider assessment of the property ten years after its inscription on the World Heritage’s list, dealing specifically with the land use classes that encode the natural heritage of ADV: Thickets and Woodlands, Pine plantations and Riparian corridors. The evaluation was done on four sampling sites associated with target landscapes. The magnitude of change and their implications in the landscape character, in the ecological diversity and in sensory quality are here discussed.
Farinha-Marques, P., & Fernandes, C. (2014). Avaliação do património vegetal natural do Alto Douro Vinhateiro 2001 -2012. GOT - Geography and Spatial Planning Journal, 5, 93–115. https://doi.org/10.17127/got/2014.5.004