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The Network of Green Infrastructure Based on Ecosystem Services Supply in Central Europe

Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Albertov 6, 128 43 Prague, Czech Republic
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Land 2021, 10(6), 592; https://doi.org/10.3390/land10060592
Received: 3 May 2021 / Revised: 28 May 2021 / Accepted: 31 May 2021 / Published: 4 June 2021
Green infrastructure is a strategically planned network that broadens traditional biodiversity conservation methods to also encompass the concept of ecosystem services (ES). This study aims to identify the network of green infrastructure in Central Europe. An analysis of ecological connectivity is based on ES supply quantified for CORINE land cover classes. Corridors between core areas, which are represented by Natura 2000 sites, are based on the capacity of ecosystems to supply maintenance and regulating ES. The delineated network of corridors of green infrastructure covers approximately 15% of the landscape of Central Europe that provides high levels of various ES. Ecological corridors create linkages between Natura 2000 sites and support the migration and dispersal of species. Central Europe is an important transitional region where coordinated improvement of ecological connectivity is fundamental. Moreover, promotion of the green infrastructure network and full implementation of the EU Birds and Habitats Directives are targets of two important documents at the European level, the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030 and the EU Strategy on Green Infrastructure. View Full-Text
Keywords: green infrastructure; ecosystem services; ecological network; Central Europe; connectivity analysis; Natura 2000 green infrastructure; ecosystem services; ecological network; Central Europe; connectivity analysis; Natura 2000
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Fňukalová, E.; Zýka, V.; Romportl, D. The Network of Green Infrastructure Based on Ecosystem Services Supply in Central Europe. Land 2021, 10, 592. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10060592

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Fňukalová E, Zýka V, Romportl D. The Network of Green Infrastructure Based on Ecosystem Services Supply in Central Europe. Land. 2021; 10(6):592. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10060592

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Fňukalová, Eliška, Vladimír Zýka, and Dušan Romportl. 2021. "The Network of Green Infrastructure Based on Ecosystem Services Supply in Central Europe" Land 10, no. 6: 592. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10060592

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