Wildlife and Roads: The Ecological Impact is a timely publication, as there are growing concerns about the impact made by roads on the environment. Many of the aspects of the complex problem of siting new roads and lessening their negative environmental effects are addressed by contributors who are specialists in their respective subject areas. Among the topics discussed are legal aspects, transport interests, planners' and contractors' viewpoints, plant and animal ecology, and innovative solutions to some of the problems that roads inevitably impose on the natural environment.The articles are based on papers presented at a meeting held by the Linnean Society of London. Each author has made revisions for this book where necessary to reflect current circumstances.
Wildlife and roads - a government's perspective, H. Wenban-Smith; balancing environment and transport, J.M. Dickson-Simpson; transport and sustainable development, C. Findlay; transport and the biodiversity action plan, G. Wynne; public opinion, wildlife and roads, T. Juniper; the ecological impact of air pollution from roads, M. Ashmore; the ecological effects of road lighting, A. Outen; roads as barriers, P. Anderson; a decision support system for roadside deadwood, L. Wyatt; measures to protect amphibians and reptiles from road traffic, A.E.S. Langton; wildlife mortality - head-on collisions, J. Barton. (Part contents)