The method proposed has been elaborated for assessing the Scientific Quality of Geomorphosites. This method is quantitative, but a series of qualitative guide lines has been elaborated, in order to give a support for the attribution of values. Scientific quality is calculated considering a series of parameters: expert’s knowledge (educational value and research value); areal extent; rarity; degree of conservation; exposure and an added value (related to the importance that the asset has for non-geomorphological aspects that nevertheless can increase its scientific value). Afterwards, each parameter had to be weighted. This methodology could become a useful tool for optimizing decisional processes within the framework of Territorial Planning, Environmental Impact Assessment and Protection of the Natural Heritage.
Methodological proposal for the assessment of the scientific quality of geomorphosites / Coratza, Paola; Giusti, C.. - In: IL QUATERNARIO. - ISSN 0394-3356. - STAMPA. - 18(1):(2005), pp. 305-311.