Bożenna Grabińska

Articles

Ecosystem services – classification and different approaches at various levels of biosphere organisation - a literature review

Ewa Roo-Zielińska, Bożenna Grabińska

Geographia Polonica (2012) vol. 85, iss. 2, pp. 65-81 | Full text
doi: https://doi.org/GPol.2012.2.12

Further information

Abstract:

In the literature on the subject, evaluation of ecosystem services (ES) is regarded as a one of the important scientific problemsof nature protection, environmental economics and ecology. ES are the benefits that people obtain from ecosystems.The concept of ecosystem services is generally defined as a set of products and functions of ecosystems that benefit society.The present paper contains definitions of the most common concepts found in the literature, i.e. ecosystem services,the drivers behind these services, trade-offs and synergies, and interactions between different categories of services.

Keywords: ecosystem services, ecological and spatial scale, management, land use, biodiversity

Ewa Roo-Zielińska [e.roo@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, 00-818 Warsaw, Twarda 51/55, Poland
Bożenna Grabińska [b.grab@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, 00-818 Warsaw, Twarda 51/55, Poland

Differentiation of Europe's mammal fauna against a background of biogeographical units, the area of units and mammalian taxonomic richness

Bożenna Grabińska

Geographia Polonica (2000) vol. 73, iss. 1, pp. 153-164 | Full text

Further information

Abstract:

Analysis considered the relationship between the occurrence of mammals and geographical location in Europe, as well as the size of biogeographical units. It was found that there was differentiation in the qualitative composition of the mammal fauna in the north-south direction, which resulted from the overall zonal distribution of cool, temperate and hot areas. The correlation between the number of species and the area of a unit was not statistically significant in every case considered. Besides area, the regional variability of environmental

Keywords: Zoogeography, mammals, ranges, regionalization, Europe

Bożenna Grabińska [b.grab@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, 00-818 Warsaw, Twarda 51/55, Poland

An attempt at the zoogeographical regionalization of Europe on the basis of the distribution of vertebrates

Bożenna Grabińska

Geographia Polonica (1994) vol. 63, pp. 105-118 | Full text

Further information

Abstract:

Presented is a zoogeographical regionalization of Europe on the basis of the contemporary distribution of mammal faunas. The richness of families, genera and species of these animals was defined on the basis of source materials. The data obtained enabled analyses to be made of the zoogeographical similarity of the mammal species in 29 administrative units and 58 territorial-biogeographical units.

Keywords: zoogeographical regionalization, mammal distribution, administrative units, biogeographical units, similarity

Bożenna Grabińska [b.grab@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, 00-818 Warsaw, Twarda 51/55, Poland