publication . Doctoral thesis . 2004

Landscape Ecological Analysis and Assessment in an Urbanising Environment - forest birds as biodiversity indicators

Mörtberg, Ulla;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2004
  • Publisher: KTH, Mark- och vattenteknik
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
To achieve a sustainable development, impacts onbiodiversity of urbanisation, infrastructure, land use changesand other developments must be considered on a landscape andregional scale. Landscape ecology can provide a conceptualframework for the assessment of consequences of long-termdevelopment processes like urbanisation on biodiversity on alandscape scale, and for evaluating the impacts of alternativeplanning scenarios. The aim of this study was to explore theeffects of habitat quality, quantity and connectivity on forestbird diversity in an urban-rural gradient. The purpose of theanalyses was to develop knowledge and methods for integratingbiodiversity issue...
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free text keywords: Landscape ecology, planning, strategic environmental assessment, biodiversity
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