This report gives the result of an analysis of the ecological network, designed for the agricultural plains of the Provinces of Modena and and Bologna. Three ecosystem types were selected: woodland, wetland, and grassland. Species were selected which can be considered representative of these ecosystems. The LARCH model was used to assess whether these ecosystems still function as an ecological network. We found that the region has a serious fragmentation problem. After implementation of the ecological network the situation would improve much. Larger areas for nature rehabilitation would further improve the functioning of the ecological network.
|Place of Publication||Wageningen|
|Number of pages||79|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
- landscape ecology
- physical planning
- habitat fragmentation