|Title:||Land use impact assessment on biodiversity in life cycle sustainability assessment : a case study of south island line|
|Subject:||Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations|
Land use -- Environmental aspects
Land use -- Planning
|Department:||Faculty of Construction and Environment|
|Pages:||iii, 34 pages : color illustrations|
|Abstract:||In the past few decades, the negative impacts caused by population growth and economic development have been more and more serious. As the city expands and the land is continuously utilized, it will finally cause a series of ecological and environmental problems, such as the destruction of biodiversity and ecological support, decline of ecological function, and the natural environment is destroyed. Under this circumstance, the life cycle sustainability assessment (LCA) has been paid more and more attention, but the characterization model and indicator of land use impact have not been well established. This study uses a methodology based on the UNEP/SETAC framework to analyze the biodiversity (using butterfly as a case study) along the Hong Kong South Island Line (SIL). And the result shows that the land use occupation is related to the reduction of butterfly diversity for 54% of relative species richness which was calculated as the indicator. This study indicates that research on biodiversity in EIA report is not sufficient and provides a viable methodology to assess land use impact on biodiversity in LCA, which can provide a better basis for decision makers in deciding using land more properly.|
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