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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B51/S20.020

CLIMATIC CONDITIONS AND BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY IN A NATURA 2000 SITE: ROSCI0260 CEPELOR VALLEY. ROMANIA

M. Dumitrascu, C. S. Dragota, I. Grigorescu, C. Dumitrascu
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-17-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 1, 145-152 pp

ABSTRACT
The European Natura 2000 Network of protected areas is the leading EU instrument aiming to protect and preserve areas with species and habitats of greatest European interest. In view of that, the paper is aiming to assess the fragile interactions between the key climatic conditions and the biological diversity of the main natural habitats in a Natura 2000 site: ROSCI0260 Cepelor Valley. The site is overlapping the Alpine biogeographical region in the Biharia Massif, Western Carpathians and it has been established for the protection of eight Natura 2000 habitats and four species. The authors processed relevant climatic parameters (temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, wind) from Băişoara weather station in order to draw up the key climatic features in relation to the requirements of the main habitat types and endangered species hosted by this Natura 2000 site. The main outcome of the current research consists in providing a complex assessment of the most significant climatic driving forces and their impact on the biological diversity and ecological balance of ROSCI0260 Cepelor Valley.

Keywords: climatic conditions, Natura 2000 network, biological diversity, ROSCI0260 Cepelor Valley, Romania.