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Document title

Human impacts on karst environment : a case study from Central Styria

published at : Pure and applied karst geomorphology

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BAUER C. (1) ; KELLERER-PIRKLBAUER A. (1) ;
(1) Inst. of Geography and Regional Science, Univ.,, Graz, AUTRICHE

Abstract

This paper focuses on different types of human impacts on a ca. 1,000 km2 large karstified environment in central Styria, Austria (Central Styrian Karst/CSK). A series of different types of human impacts affect at present and have affected the CSK in the past: (a) water management including water supply and sewage-treatment plants, (b) mining of phosphate in karst caves, (c) large-scale quarrying of limestone (d) touristic landuse practise, (e) military activities and (f ) vandalism of karst landforms. Examples of each of these environmental pressure types are presented and their significance for this karst area is discussed. The impacts on the CSK are evaluated on the basis of the Karst Disturbance Index (KDI). Finally, the benefits and drawbacks of the KDI in the CSK are discussed

Source

Thematical fascicle

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie / ISSN 0372-8854 / CODEN ZGMPAG

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 54, no 2 [pp. 1-26]

Bibliographic references : 56 ref.

Collation : fig., tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 8829

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1127/0372-8854/2010/0054S2-0002

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