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Hur tar sig storvilt fram i landskapet? - En utredning av den biologiska infrastrukturen för storvilt mellan grönområdena i Borås Stad

Nordén, Tove LU (2013) MVEK02 20131
Studies in Environmental Science
Abstract
The infrastructure and the traffic that it brings affect wild animals and thus the entire biodiversity. The human built up network of cities and connecting roads are major barriers for many species in the natural world, making it harder for them to move through the landscape. The more roads in a landscape, the more fragmented it gets and with it important habitats get degraded. Long-term effects from barriers can even have ecological consequences. Ultimately, barriers in the landscape can negatively affect the genetic exchange in different populations if it totally prevents gene flow between the populations.
This study is about how green areas are connected in the city of Borås, and where the existing possibilities are for larger wildlife... (More)
The infrastructure and the traffic that it brings affect wild animals and thus the entire biodiversity. The human built up network of cities and connecting roads are major barriers for many species in the natural world, making it harder for them to move through the landscape. The more roads in a landscape, the more fragmented it gets and with it important habitats get degraded. Long-term effects from barriers can even have ecological consequences. Ultimately, barriers in the landscape can negatively affect the genetic exchange in different populations if it totally prevents gene flow between the populations.
This study is about how green areas are connected in the city of Borås, and where the existing possibilities are for larger wildlife to get through or around the city of Borås, using these green areas and wildlife passages. I also try to find out where there are possibilities for a better connectivity between the greener areas in and around Borås city.
There is a relatively good connectivity between the larger nature reserves in the northern part of Borås, but in the eastern, western and southern parts the national highway 40 is a serious barrier. To make the connectivity better in the surrounding landscape it would be of interest to build wildlife passages to make it easier for wildlife to pass this barrier without ending up in the city. Still, more information is needed about the wildlife fencing before more precise suggestions for fauna passages can be made – for example a map clearly displaying all the existing wildlife fencing. (Less)
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author
Nordén, Tove LU
supervisor
organization
course
MVEK02 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Biologisk infrastruktur, landskapsekologi, storvilt
language
Swedish
id
3865158
date added to LUP
2013-09-16 11:44:16
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2013-09-16 11:44:16
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  abstract     = {The infrastructure and the traffic that it brings affect wild animals and thus the entire biodiversity. The human built up network of cities and connecting roads are major barriers for many species in the natural world, making it harder for them to move through the landscape. The more roads in a landscape, the more fragmented it gets and with it important habitats get degraded. Long-term effects from barriers can even have ecological consequences. Ultimately, barriers in the landscape can negatively affect the genetic exchange in different populations if it totally prevents gene flow between the populations.
This study is about how green areas are connected in the city of Borås, and where the existing possibilities are for larger wildlife to get through or around the city of Borås, using these green areas and wildlife passages. I also try to find out where there are possibilities for a better connectivity between the greener areas in and around Borås city.
There is a relatively good connectivity between the larger nature reserves in the northern part of Borås, but in the eastern, western and southern parts the national highway 40 is a serious barrier. To make the connectivity better in the surrounding landscape it would be of interest to build wildlife passages to make it easier for wildlife to pass this barrier without ending up in the city. Still, more information is needed about the wildlife fencing before more precise suggestions for fauna passages can be made – for example a map clearly displaying all the existing wildlife fencing.},
  author       = {Nordén, Tove},
  keyword      = {Biologisk infrastruktur,landskapsekologi,storvilt},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Hur tar sig storvilt fram i landskapet? - En utredning av den biologiska infrastrukturen för storvilt mellan grönområdena i Borås Stad},
  year         = {2013},
}