Índice de Cobertura Vegetal em Santa Maria: O Caso do Bairro Centro


  • José Renato Rocha Acadêmico do Curso de Geografia CCNE/UFSM bolsista FIPE
  • Mauro Kumpfer Werlang Geógrafo Professor do Departamento de Geociências CCNE/UFSM




In the last decades has increased the concern of the population in respectto the urban environment and the quality of life in our cities. The urban arborizationis essential to any urban planning and has important functions. Considering thegreen urban areas as one of the factors to be considered in the quality of life for thepopulation, this work has as purpose to contribute for the local studies in what isrelated to the quality of life in the city of Santa Maria, as well as quantifying andconfiguring the vegetal covering of the downtown area of Santa Maria. Throughair photographs, a map of the vegetal covering of downtown was elaborated andfrom that a calculus was made for the area occupied by trees and vegetation fromthe downtown and also the index of vegetal covering for inhabitant. The spatialconfiguration of vegetal covering was made according the model proposed by Jim(1989) apud Cavalheiro et al (1999). The take results shown that the vegetationcovering index of district (7,20%) such the vegetation covering per inhabitant(6,51) was very low according to the recommendable average above therecommended mean (30%), and still that the conection for the configuration of thevegetal covering is insufficient and is not adequately distributed, being able asconsequence to harm of some forms the enviroment and quality of the city and thequality of life of the citizens.


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Rocha, J. R., & Werlang, M. K. (2005). Índice de Cobertura Vegetal em Santa Maria: O Caso do Bairro Centro. Ciência E Natura, 27(2), 85–99. https://doi.org/10.5902/2179460X9680

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