Impacts on Terrestrial Ecosystems

  • Rainer Friedrich
  • Peter Bickel
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Abstract

The impacts of transport on terrestrial ecosystems can be broadly divided into three different categories:
  • Effects on the physical structure of the landscape, such as direct loss of land and habitat fragmentation, of the land used solely for transport

  • Effects of management of the transport route and adjacent land, including cutting and clearing vegetation, salting and drainage

  • Effects produced by use of the transport system, for example the impacts of atmospheric emissions from the transport vehicles and dispersal of organisms.

Keywords

Biomass Zinc Migration Dioxide Europe 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rainer Friedrich
    • 1
  • Peter Bickel
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Energy Economics and the Rational Use of Energy (IER)University of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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