WIT Press

Suitable Method Assessment The Optimal Size Of Natural Biotic Areas And Nature Reserves

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECOSUD970151

Volume

22

Pages

8

Published

1997

Size

811 kb

Author(s)

V. Soran, A. Ardelean, C. Bucsa and C.Maior

Abstract

The authors deal with the problem of the suitable sizes for protected areas in Europe. They show that a larger size is better than a smaller one because the small areas can not maintain the coenosis homeostasis. At the end of the paper a table is given containing various types of protected areas taking in account several ecological and ethological criteria. 1. Introduction The intricate problem of optimum size of a protected area has been studied by many researchers ( see for details : Beeby , Diamond , Primack , Soule & Wilcox ^ ). In the Romanian science literature concerning nature conservan

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