Ecological effects of aviation.- The local costs to ecological services associated with high seas global transport.- Shipwrecked - Shipping impacts on the biota of the Mediterranean Sea.- Snakes and ladders: Navigable waterways as invasion corridors.- The transport and the spread of living aquatic species.- Small craft and the spread of exotic species.- The environmental impacts of private car transport on the sustainability of Irish settlements.- Mortality in wildlife due to transportation.- Habitat fragmentation due to transport infrastructure : Practical considerations.- Restoring habitat connectivity across transport corridors: identifying high-priority locations for de-fragmentation with the use of an expert-based model.- Habitat and corridor function of rights-of-way.- Impact of road traffic on breeding bird populations.- Towards the sustainable development of modern road ecosystems.- Environmental impacts of transport, related to tourism and leisure activities.- Contaminants and pollutants.
This volume reviews the ecological effects of road, rail, marine and air transport. The focus ranges from identification of threats and repair of damaging effects to design of future transport systems that minimize environmental degradation. The scope of coverage extends from small ecosystems to the planet as a whole. Experts from a variety of disciplines address the topic, expressing views across the spectrum from deep pessimism to cautious optimism.
Considers transport effects in all environments
Discusses future designs of transport systems to minimize environmental degradation
Describes methods of amelioration of the damaging effects of transport on the environment