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Traffic and tourism and their environmental impacts

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Code Science Field Subfield
6.12.04  Humanities  Geography  Regional geography 

Code Science Field
P500  Natural sciences and mathematics  Geophysics, physical oceanography, meteorology 
Traffic, tourism, environmental impacts, environmental protection, Slovenia.
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Researchers (12)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  15403  PhD Dejan Cigale  Humanities  Researcher  2004 - 2007  396 
2.  17428  Danica Jakopič    Technical associate  2004 - 2007 
3.  16049  PhD Barbara Lampič  Humanities  Researcher  2004 - 2007  501 
4.  19338  PhD Irena Mrak  Natural sciences and mathematics  Researcher  2004 - 2007  318 
5.  07694  PhD Darko Ogrin  Humanities  Researcher  2004 - 2007  507 
6.  23447  PhD Matej Ogrin  Humanities  Junior researcher  2004 - 2007  461 
7.  16377  MSc Nataša Pichler-Milanovič  Humanities  Researcher  2005 - 2007  239 
8.  03912  PhD Dušan Plut  Humanities  Researcher  2004 - 2007  1,069 
9.  20793  PhD Blaž Repe  Humanities  Researcher  2004 - 2007  487 
10.  04291  PhD Metka Špes  Humanities  Head  2004 - 2007  519 
11.  22693  PhD Katja Vintar Mally  Humanities  Researcher  2004 - 2007  271 
12.  24429  PhD Katja Vrtačnik Garbas  Humanities  Junior researcher  2004 - 2007  30 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0581  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts  Ljubljana  1627058  96,462 
Traffic and tourism are activities, which were becoming more and more expansive in the last decades and their impacts are growing in importance. With the formation of appropriate methodology as part of our project we want to treat traffic and tourism holistically as phenomena which influence the environment in different ways whereas their environmental effects depend on concrete landscape's characteristics as well as on characteristics of each activity's environmental burdening. By considering the intensity and the character of the stress and the responses of the environment in certain countries the methodology is supposed to make it possible for us to evaluate the environmental role of traffic and tourism in Slovenia. The part of the research, dedicated to traffic, will focus on street traffic as by far the most important traffic source of environmental impacts. The results will be interpreted considering particular landscape characteristics. Initially, with the use of chosen indicators the spatial distribution and intensity of environmental impacts will be evaluated. Results will be interpreted considering particular landscape characteristics. In the next phase definition of concentration potential will be implemented. After that problem of starting mixing will be discussed, so we will get a picture of roads as line sources of air pollution. In the following phase we will run dispersion model to find out influence of road concentrations on surroundings. The result of this and previous phases will represent a data base for synthetic cartographic presentation. This differentiation will be a basis for evaluation of environmental effects of traffic in the landscape. In the research of the environmental role of tourism it is important to keep in mind that its impacts are complex and cumulative and that their character depend on situation in particular region. Because of that in the first phase it will be necessary, on the basis of existing literature and available statistical and other data, to identify the most important problems. After that the more detailed methodology for the most important topics will be created. It can be expected that special attention will have to be given to seaside tourism and Alpine tourism and parallel with that also to the impacts of some key recreational activities. In the following phase the pilot areas will be chosen. The criteria for their selection will be intensity of impacts and their typical characteristics. Here the methodology will be tested, which should enable the holistic valorisation of the environmental impacts of tourism. The results of proposed research project will represent a new methodology for complex studying of environmental effects of two of the most increasing activities, i.e. traffic and tourism
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