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Road Ecology by Richard T. T. Forman
Book DescriptionA 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. Awarness 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781559639330
(229mm x 152mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Richard T. T. Forman
Human Ecology, Paperback (July 2016)
Human ecology is the study of the interrelationships between humans and their environment, drawing on diverse fields from biology and geography to sociology, engineering, and architecture. Frederick Steiner synthesizes these perspectives through the lens of landscape architecture.
Urban Ecology, Hardback (February 2014)
The first richly illustrated worldwide portrayal of urban ecology, tying together organisms, built structures, and the physical environment around cities.
Ecology of Fragmented Landscapes, Hardback (June 2009)
Ecology of Fragmented Landscapes is critical reading for ecologists, conservation biologists, and students alike.
Urban Regions, Paperback (June 2008)» View all books by Richard T. T. Forman
This book is bulging with promising land patterns for students, planners, conservationists and policy makers.
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Author Biography - Richard T. T. Forman
Richard T. T. Forman is the PAES Professor of Landscape Ecology at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Daniel Sperling is professor of civil engineering and environmental science and policy at the University of California, Davis. 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).
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