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Citation
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Title Landscape fragmentation
Alternate Title Effective Mesh Size of Agricultural, Near-natural and Natural Areas [75]
Publication Date 2008-04-30
Abstract The development of the transport and settlement infrastructure increasingly comes to shape the Alpine landscape. In Switzerland, for example, a bigger increase was recorded in settlement and transport infrastructure areas over the past 50 years than in the previous 2000 years. Between 1990 and 2003, public passenger transport in Austria increased by ca. 21% and private car traffic by 30%. In the same period, freight traffic rose by 58%, with road freight traffic accounting for about 67%. Such developments result in a massive increase in transport infrastructure and have a considerable impact on animal species living in the wild. The dissection of the landscape is considered a major reason for the alarming decline in the numbers of many wild animal species.
Purpose Interreg IIIb Alpine Space: Project DIAMONT
Status completed
Language eng
Responsible party
Identification of, and means of communication with, person(s) and organization(s) associated with the resource(s).
Individual name Prof. Dr. Ulrike Tappeiner
Organisation name EURAC - Institute for Alpine Environment
Position name Head of Institute
Role originator
Keywording
Provides category keywords, their type, and reference source.
Topic environment
Gemet Keyword (1)
English environmental impact of transport
German Umweltbelastung durch Verkehr
French impact des transports sur l'environnement
Italian impatto ambientale dei trasporti
Slovenian vpliv prometa na okolje
original GEMET: 2840
Gemet Keyword (2)
English GEMET - GEneral Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus
Spatial Data
Representation textTable
Temporal extent
Date and time for the content of the dataset.Non-continuous and varying in the different countries.
Timeframe Begin: 2005 End: 2006
Data quality
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Scope level nonGeographicDataset
Lineage statement AT - DE - FR - IT - LI
EuroGeographics (2005): Seamless Administrative Boundaries of Europe (SABE2004 v1.0).
European Environment Agency (2005): Corine land cover 2000 (CLC2000) 100 m.
Tele Atlas Austria GmbH (2006): Multinet Vs. 2006.04.
CH EuroGeographics (2005): Seamless Administrative Boundaries of Europe (SABE2004 v1.0).
European Environment Agency (2005): Corine land cover (CLC1990) Switzerland.
Tele Atlas Austria GmbH (2006): Multinet Vs. 2006.04.
SI EuroGeographics (2005): EuroGlobalMap (EGM) v. 1.1.
EuroGeographics (2005): Seamless Administrative Boundaries of Europe (SABE2004 v1.0).
European Environment Agency (2005): Corine land cover 2000 (CLC2000) 100 m.
Distribution Info
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Format csv
Distributor address
Party from whom the resource may be obtained. This list need not be exhaustive.
Individual name Prof. Dr. Ulrike Tappeiner
Organisation name EURAC - Institute for Alpine Environment
Position name Head of Institute
Role originator