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Spatial approach to the assessment of anthropogenic impact on biodiversity based on the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) applicable to Romania

Based on the spatial scale, authors distinguish several levels of biodiversity: α diversity (for an ecosystem), ß diversity (for ecosystems within a complex), γ diversity (for a regional complex of ecosystems), and δ diversity (for a macro-regional complex of ecosystems). Taking into account this “diversity of diversities”, the paper recommends a hierarchy of methods that could be used to assess the impact of urban and spatial plans on biodiversity.

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