The scope of this book is wide enough to be relevant for all people involved in the planning, design, construction or maintenance of roads to mitigate their ecological effects. The information is concise and easy to access, avoids scientific jargon and provides examples of best practice. The topics range from national and international planning schemes, Environmental Impact Assessments, the design, construction and maintenance of mitigation measures and assessing their use and effectiveness. The book is illustrated with excellent array of photos, figures and tables, and numerous case-studies and text-boxes that demonstrate the widespread applicability of mitigation practices. There are two types of books or publications related to road ecology. The first are typically in-depth ecological books that are targeted towards academics and ecologists. The second type is 'best-practice' manuals that give detailed information on the dimensions of mitigation structures, construction techniques etc. This book will bridge the two and provide some best practice detail but also focus on providing necessary ecological background. To assist road planners, ecologists, engineers, construction and management personnel with an easy to access and concise resource that provides current information to identify, manage and mitigate the negative ecological effects of roads and traffic. This book will detail current standards from around the world using a combination of clear ecological principles and relevant, practical case studies. This book is NOT a random collection of scientific papers written by academics who attended a conference.Mastera#39;s Thesis, Utah State University. http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd/1465/( Accessed on 22 September 2014). ... Kenya Trust, Nanyuki, Kenya Mount Kenya 0002262554.indd 352 3/19/2015 6:36:06 PM 352 Handbook of road ecology.
|Title||:||Handbook of Road Ecology|
|Author||:||Rodney van der Ree, Daniel J. Smith, Clara Grilo|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons - 2015-06-15|