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A Model Devoted To Study The Ecological Restoration Of Fluvial Habitats: A Study Case, First Results

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP030011

Volume

65

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

1167 kb

Author(s)

M. T. Carone & S. Manfreda

Abstract

A model devoted to study the ecological restoration of fluvial habitats: a study case, first results M. T. carone' & S. ~ a n f r e d a ~ I Istituto di Metodologie per 1'Analisi Ambientale (CNR - IMAA), Italy. '~e~artment of Environmental Engineering and Physics (DIFA-CIMA), University of Basilicata, Italy. Abstract Fluvial habitat represents the most vulnerable ecosystem of the landscape because of its role of environmental corridor. For this reason a correct policy of management of these habitats is strictly necessary. In order to choose the best practice it is required to cany out a preliminary analysis of the whole fluvial system with integrated methodologies. In this work are presented the first results about the fimctionality and quality of a vulnerable area, called "Torrente Levata", located in Southern Italy. The aim of this research is to classify the studied ecosystem and its landscape in different levels of vulnerability so as to suggest the best practice of ecological restoration

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