Book Details


Railway Ecology

Publication year: 2017

ISBN: 978-3-319-57496-7

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The book is divided into two major parts: Part one offers a general review of the major conceptual and theoretical principles of railway ecology. The chapters consider the impacts of railways on wildlife populations and concentrate on four major topics: mortality, barrier effects, species invasions and disturbances (ranging from noise to chemical pollution). Part two focuses on a number of case studies from Europe, Asia and North America written by an international group of experts.

Subject: Earth and Environmental Science, Railroad ecology, Railway ecology and carbon footprints, Environmental impacts of railways, Railway transportation and impacts on wildlife, Landscape planning and railway engineering, Efficiency and sustainability of transportation, Railways and biodiversity, Nature Conservation, Applied Ecology, Biodiversity, Urban Geography, Urbanism (inc. megacities, cities, towns), Environmental Science and Engineering