Road Ecology: Science and Solutions

Road Ecology: Science and Solutions

by Richard T.T. Forman, Daniel Sperling, John A. Bissonette, Anthony P. Clevenger
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559639326

ISBN-13: 9781559639323

Pub. Date: 11/22/2002

Publisher: Island Press

This volume provides a substantial overview of the many ways that roads impact the environment and techniques being applied to mitigate these impacts to wildlife, land, water, and plant ecosystems. The text delves into four main areas: roads, vehicles and ecology; vegetation and wildlife; water, chemicals, and atmosphere; and road systems and land. The volume was…  See more details below

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This volume provides a substantial overview of the many ways that roads impact the environment and techniques being applied to mitigate these impacts to wildlife, land, water, and plant ecosystems. The text delves into four main areas: roads, vehicles and ecology; vegetation and wildlife; water, chemicals, and atmosphere; and road systems and land. The volume was co-authored by 14 specialists in fields that include landscape ecology, civil engineering, environmental science, biology, wildlife research ecology, watershed management, limnology, and transportation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559639323
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
11/22/2002
Pages:
481
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword \ Thomas B. Deen
Preface
Acknowledgments
The Metric System in North America
 
PART I. Roads Vehicles and Ecology
Chapter 1. Foundations of Road Ecology
Chapter 2. Roads 
Chapter 3. Vehicles and Planning
 
PART II. Vegetation and Wildlife
Chapter 4. Roadsides and Vegetation
Chapter 5. Wildlife Populations 
Chapter 6. Mitigation for Wildlife 
 
PART III. Water, Chemicals and Atmosphere
Chapter 7. Water and Sediment Flows 
Chapter 8. Chemicals along Roads
Chapter 9. Aquatic Ecosystems
Chapter 10. Wind and Atmospheric Effects
 
PART IV. Road Systems and Further Perspectives
Chapter 11. Road Systems Linked with the Land
Chapter 12. The Four Landscapes with Major
Chapter 13. Roads and Vehicles in Natural Landscapes
Chapter 14. Further Perspectives
 
Bibliography
About the Authors
Index

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