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Road Ecology: Science and Solutions

Road Ecology: Science and Solutions

Guide to how transportation advances have affected the environment. 

Price: $58.00
Product Code/ISBN: 9781559639330
Year: 2002
Publisher: Island Press


Transportation is critical to business and profit but what cost does increasing transportation have on nature and the environment around us? Information about this impact has been previous scattered throughout various reports but with this one-of-a-kind guide all of the information is gathered into one place. For anyone who is studying or wanting to learn more about the ecological effects of roads and vehicles around us this is the perfect guide.

The information in this must-have book is presented by a list of 14 leading ecologists and transportation experts.  Through them you will learn more about principles of science that accompany ecology as well as specific examples that demonstrate this.  To help you understand more of the information there are more than 100 illustrations and examples from the real world demonstrating everything you will learn.  This is a great guide for transportation departments, federal agencies, or non-governmental agencies and workers that have an interest in this field.

From its effect on wildlife and vegetation, to how the different ecosystems respond to advances in transportation this is a critical and help guide to help you learn more about your stamp on the environment.  We only have one world, so we must do everything we can to preserve it!

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgements

The Metric System in North America

 

Part I – Roads Vehicles and Ecology

Foundations of Road Ecology
Roads
Vehicles

 

Part II – Vegetation and Wildlife

Roadsides and Vegetation
Wildlife Populations
Mitigation for Wildlife

 

Part III – Water, Chemicals and Atmosphere

Water and Sediment Flows
Chemicals Along Roads
Aquatic Ecosystems
Wind and Atmospheric Effects

 

Part IV – Road Systems and Further Perspectives

Road Systems Linked with the Land
The Four Landscapes with Major
Roads and Vehicles in Natural Landscapes
Further Perspectives

 

Bibliography

About the Authors

Index