DBPapers
DOI: 10.5593/sgem2012/s20.v5062

HABITAT FRAGMENTATION DUE TO LINEAR TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE. CAUSES. EFFECTS. MEASURES

P. S. NEDEA, E. PASCU, O. M. MILEA
Wednesday 1 August 2012 by Libadmin2012

References: 12th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference, www.sgem.org, SGEM2012 Conference Proceedings/ ISSN 1314-2704, June 17-23, 2012, Vol. 5, 463 - 470 pp

ABSTRACT

Concerns about biodiversity conservation awareness arose in response to the many
changes caused by uncontrolled human interventions on the natural environment. In this
sense, can be raised the discussion on the problem of the habitat fragmentation caused
by transport infrastructure. Further increasing traffic results in a greater requirement for
transport infrastructure, leading to inevitable conflicts between them and the
environment. Fragmentation phenomenon became prominent in Central Europe in
recent decades, and Romania will not avoid taking into account the expansion and
modernization program for linear transport infrastructure.

Keywords: habitat fragmentation, biodiversity conservation, linear transport
infrastructure

JEL Classification: R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics, R4 - Transportation
Systems