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A central goal of transportation is the delivery of safe and efficient services with minimal environmental impact. In practice, though, human mobility has flourished while nature has suffered. Awareness of the environmental impacts of roads is increasing, yet information remains scarce for those interested in studying, understanding, or minimizing the ecological effects of roads and vehicles.

Road Ecology addresses that shortcoming by elevating previously localized and fragmented knowledge into a broad and inclusive framework for understanding and developing solutions. The book brings together fourteen leading ecologists and transportation experts to articulate state-of-the-science road ecology principles, and presents specific examples that demonstrate the application of those principles. Diverse theories, concepts, and models in the new field of road ecology are integrated to establish a coherent framework for transportation policy, planning, and projects. Topics examined include:

  • foundations of road ecology
  • roads, vehicles, and transportation planning
  • vegetation and roadsides
  • wildlife populations and mitigation
  • water, sediment, and chemical flows
  • aquatic ecosystems
  • wind, noise, and atmospheric effects
  • road networks and landscape fragmentation
Road Ecology links ecological theories and concepts with transportation planning, engineering, and travel behavior. With more than 100 illustrations and examples from around the world, it is an indispensable and pioneering work for anyone involved with transportation, including practitioners and planners in state and province transportation departments, federal agencies, and nongovernmental organizations. The book also opens up an important new research frontier for ecologists.

Book News Annotation:

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 (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Road Ecology links ecological theories and concepts with transportation planning, engineering, and travel behavior. With more than 100 illustrations and examples from around the world, it is an indispensable and pioneering work for anyone involved with transportation.

Synopsis:

A central goal of transportation is the delivery of safe and efficient services with minimal environmental impact. In practice, though, human mobility has flourished while nature has suffered. Awareness of the environmental impacts of roads is increasing, yet information remains scarce for those interested in studying, understanding, or minimizing the ecological effects of roads and vehicles.<P>Road Ecology addresses that shortcoming by elevating previously localized and fragmented knowledge into a broad and inclusive framework for understanding and developing solutions. The book brings together fourteen leading ecologists and transportation experts to articulate state-of-the-science road ecology principles and presents specific examples that demonstrate the application of those principles.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 401-458) and index.

About the Author

Richard T. T. Forman is the PAES Professor of Landscape Ecology at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design School; among his books is the award-winning Land Mosaics (Cambridge University Press, 1995).

Daniel Sperling is Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy, and founding director of the Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California-Davis.

Adjunct Associate Professor of Landscape Ecology, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design

The twelve co-authors are: John A. Bissonette (Utah State University); Anthony P. Clevenger (Banff National Park); Carol D. Cutshall (Wisconsin Department of Transportation); Virginia H. Dale (Oak Ridge National Laboratory); Lenore Fahrig (Carleton University); Robert France (Harvard University); Charles R. Goldman (University of California-Davis); Kevin Heanue (formerly U. S. Federal Highway Administration); Julia A. Jones (Oregon State University); Frederick J. Swanson (USDA Forest Service); Thomas Turrentine (University of California-Davis); and Thomas C. Winter (U. S. Geological Survey).

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559639330
Author:
Forman, Richard T. T.
Author:
Sperling, Daniel
Author:
Swanson, Frederick
Author:
France, Robert L.
Author:
Bissonette, John A.
Author:
Bissonette, John
Author:
Turrentine, Thomas
Author:
Winter, Thomas C.
Author:
Fahrig, Lenore
Author:
Cutshall, Carol D.
Author:
Heanue, Kevin
Author:
Clevenger, Anthony P.
Author:
Dale, Virginia H.
Author:
Jones, Julia
Author:
Winter
Author:
Goldman, Charles R.
Author:
Swanson, Frederick J.
Publisher:
Island Press
Location:
Washington, DC
Subject:
General
Subject:
Roads
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
Automobiles
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Public Policy
Subject:
Roadside ecology.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Automobiles -- Environmental aspects.
Subject:
Roads -- Environmental aspects.
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
no.64
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
504
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
Road Ecology links ecological theories and concepts with transportation planning, engineering, and travel behavior. With more than 100 illustrations and examples from around the world, it is an indispensable and pioneering work for anyone involved with transportation.
"Synopsis" by , A central goal of transportation is the delivery of safe and efficient services with minimal environmental impact. In practice, though, human mobility has flourished while nature has suffered. Awareness of the environmental impacts of roads is increasing, yet information remains scarce for those interested in studying, understanding, or minimizing the ecological effects of roads and vehicles.<P>Road Ecology addresses that shortcoming by elevating previously localized and fragmented knowledge into a broad and inclusive framework for understanding and developing solutions. The book brings together fourteen leading ecologists and transportation experts to articulate state-of-the-science road ecology principles and presents specific examples that demonstrate the application of those principles.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 401-458) and index.
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