Swedish Pasture-An Exploration of Perceptual Attributes and Categorisation

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This study explores the concept of pasture, looking at how people classify it and the features that determine how an image is classified. The analysis is based on two parallel studies that used the same image material. The first study was a web-based survey in which respondents were asked to make a pairwise comparison of the images they felt best corresponded to pasture. The second study used eye-tracking to investigate the elements viewed by respondents as they considered the degree to which images corresponded to pasture. It is found that the respondents had clear and mostly similar concepts of pasture and that they apply these consistently when categorising pasture.


  • Asa Ode Sang
  • Caroline Hagerhall
  • Johan Pihel
  • Kenneth Holmqvist
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Human Aspects of ICT


  • Perception, land cover, eye-tracking, landscape monitoring
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)402-416
JournalLandscape Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch