Italy is a densely populated country, where most of the land is actively used by its human population. As a result, many of the remaining natural areas are subject to different typologies of human pressures that generally cause habitat fragmentation. Habitat fragmentation, unanimously considered as one of the greatest threats to biodiversity conservation, is due to a variety of factors related to land use changes, such as urban sprawl, increasing of transport infrastructures, and the intensification of agriculture and forestry practices. The main purpose of this paper was to investigate levels of natural habitat fragmentation due to the presence of human settlements in the Italian National Parks through the use of the Urban Fragmentation Index (UFI). All the results were recorded in a GIS database (Geographic Information System), elaborating a new method for a comparative spatial analysis of these records in order to achieve a critical scale of the habitat fragmentation levels in each of the 24 Italian National Parks. The results represent an important indicator for the prioritization of biodiversity conservation interventions in the Italian National Parks. Copyright © 2013, AIDIC Servizi S.r.l.

An estimation of urban fragmentation of natural habitats. Case studies of the 24 italian national parks / ASTIASO GARCIA, Davide; Bruschi, Daniele; Cinquepalmi, Federico; Cumo, Fabrizio. - ELETTRONICO. - 32:(2013), pp. 49-54. (Intervento presentato al convegno 11th International conference on chemical and process engineering (ICheaP) tenutosi a Milano; Italy) [10.3303/cet1332009].

An estimation of urban fragmentation of natural habitats. Case studies of the 24 italian national parks

ASTIASO GARCIA, Davide;BRUSCHI, DANIELE;CINQUEPALMI, FEDERICO;CUMO, Fabrizio
2013

Abstract

Italy is a densely populated country, where most of the land is actively used by its human population. As a result, many of the remaining natural areas are subject to different typologies of human pressures that generally cause habitat fragmentation. Habitat fragmentation, unanimously considered as one of the greatest threats to biodiversity conservation, is due to a variety of factors related to land use changes, such as urban sprawl, increasing of transport infrastructures, and the intensification of agriculture and forestry practices. The main purpose of this paper was to investigate levels of natural habitat fragmentation due to the presence of human settlements in the Italian National Parks through the use of the Urban Fragmentation Index (UFI). All the results were recorded in a GIS database (Geographic Information System), elaborating a new method for a comparative spatial analysis of these records in order to achieve a critical scale of the habitat fragmentation levels in each of the 24 Italian National Parks. The results represent an important indicator for the prioritization of biodiversity conservation interventions in the Italian National Parks. Copyright © 2013, AIDIC Servizi S.r.l.
2013
11th International conference on chemical and process engineering (ICheaP)
comparative spatial analysis; gis (geographic information system) database; habitat fragmentation; obstruction coefficient of urban barrier; urban fragmentation index (ufi)
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An estimation of urban fragmentation of natural habitats. Case studies of the 24 italian national parks / ASTIASO GARCIA, Davide; Bruschi, Daniele; Cinquepalmi, Federico; Cumo, Fabrizio. - ELETTRONICO. - 32:(2013), pp. 49-54. (Intervento presentato al convegno 11th International conference on chemical and process engineering (ICheaP) tenutosi a Milano; Italy) [10.3303/cet1332009].
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