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Addresses the lack of information on the environmental impacts of roads. Brings together 14 leading ecologists and transportation experts. Integrates diverse theories, concepts, and models in the new field of road ecology to establish a coherent framework for transportation policy, planning, and projects. Topics 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; and road networks and landscape fragmentation.
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).