Railway Ecology

by Luís Borda-de-Água, Rafael Barrientos, Pedro Beja, Henrique Miguel Pereira

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Book Description

This book provides a unique overview of the impacts of railways on biodiversity, integrating the existing knowledge on the ecological effects of railways on wildlife, identifying major knowledge gaps and research directions and presenting the emerging field of railway ecology. 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.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Railway Ecology ebook for free in PDF format (8.4 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Springer
Published
2017
Pages
336
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783319574950
ISBN10
3319574957
ISBN13 Digital
9783319574967
ISBN10 Digital
3319574965
PDF Size
8.4 MB
License
CC BY

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