Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Habitat fragmentation due to transportation infrastructure: COST 341 national state-of-the-art report Sweden
Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet.
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Society, environment and transport, Enviroment and traffic analysis.
2006 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Fragmentation of landscapes and habitats is a major cause of the impoverishment of biodiversity in Europe. Transportation infrastructure, notably roads and railways, strongly contribute to the fragmentation. This is an important issue in infrastructure planning in the densely populated countries in Europe. Increasing attention is being paid to landscape fragmentation also in Sweden. Landscape fragmentation comprises the splitting of habitats and ecosystems in smaller and more isolated units. Habitat loss and isolation are important features of the complicated fragmentation process. Land take for transportation infrastructure destroys habitats of animals and plants. Infrastructure and traffic create barriers to animal movement and plant dispersal in the landscape. Other effects are disturbance caused by pollution and noise. Traffic also kills many animals. This publication gives an overview of transportation and landscape fragmentation in Europe and Sweden. The report reviews on-going research as well as planning procedures and methods. Measures to strengthen the ecological functions in the landscape are described. The effectivity of ecoducts and other fauna passages are discussed, and follow-up methods and results are presented. Only an interdisciplinary approach involving planners, economists, engineers, ecologists, landscape architects, etc. can provide all the necessary tools for addressing fragmentation successfully. The approaches need to be integrated at all levels of the transportation network.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2006.
Series
VTI rapport, ISSN 0347-6030 ; 530A
Keyword [en]
Barrier function, Vegetation, Animal, Fatality, Ecosystem, Landscape, Impact study, Wildlife crossing, Nature protection, Sweden
National Category
Environmental Analysis and Construction Information Technology
Research subject
Road: Transport, society, policy and planning, Road: Environment
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-6404OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-6404DiVA: diva2:675281
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2014-07-09Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(2622 kB)20 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT02.pdfFile size 2622 kBChecksum SHA-512
c56c834664784b26da61fbeb3c4bdf8224d31056e36ea9cd0b07d18bcd51a7ef83e7f982b7d478ffd0dd1e13468a3b6f3446f0f14f99b1b93c2e20f94822fa02
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Folkeson, Lennart
By organisation
Enviroment and traffic analysis
Environmental Analysis and Construction Information Technology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 20 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 25 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link