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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Review

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Luís Borda-de-Água, Rafael Barrientos, Pedro Beja, Henrique M. Pereira
      Pages 3-9 Open Access
    3. Sara M. Santos, Filipe Carvalho, António Mira
      Pages 11-22 Open Access
    4. Filipe Carvalho, Sara M. Santos, António Mira, Rui Lourenço
      Pages 23-42 Open Access
    5. Rafael Barrientos, Luís Borda-de-Água
      Pages 43-64 Open Access
    6. Fernando Ascensão, César Capinha
      Pages 65-80 Open Access
    7. Priscila Silva Lucas, Ramon Gomes de Carvalho, Clara Grilo
      Pages 81-99 Open Access
  3. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Carlos Godinho, João T. Marques, Pedro Salgueiro, Luísa Catarino, Cândida Osório de Castro, António Mira et al.
      Pages 103-115 Open Access
    3. Juan E. Malo, Eladio L. García de la Morena, Israel Hervás, Cristina Mata, Jesús Herranz
      Pages 117-134 Open Access
    4. Carlos Godinho, Luísa Catarino, João T. Marques, António Mira, Pedro Beja
      Pages 179-195 Open Access
    5. Tiago Múrias, David Gonçalves, Ricardo Jorge Lopes
      Pages 197-214 Open Access
    6. Takehiko Y. Ito, Badamjav Lhagvasuren, Atsushi Tsunekawa, Masato Shinoda
      Pages 229-246 Open Access
    7. Z. Keken, T. Kušta
      Pages 247-260 Open Access
    8. Andreas Seiler, Mattias Olsson
      Pages 277-291 Open Access
    9. John S. Waller
      Pages 293-307 Open Access
  4. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Rafael Barrientos, Luís Borda-de-Água, Pedro Brum, Pedro Beja, Henrique M. Pereira
      Pages 311-318 Open Access
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 319-320

About this book

Introduction

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

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.

Keywords

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 Animal casualties on rails Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Luís Borda-de-Água
    • 1
  • Rafael Barrientos
    • 2
  • Pedro Beja
    • 3
  • Henrique Miguel Pereira
    • 4
  1. 1.CIBIO/InBIO, Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos GenéticosUniversidade do PortoVairãoPortugal
  2. 2.CEABN/InBIO, Centro de Ecologia Aplicada “Professor Baeta Neves”, Instituto Superior de AgronomiaUniversidade de LisboaLisboaPortugal
  3. 3.CIBIO/InBIO, Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos GenéticosUniversidade do PortoVairãoPortugal
  4. 4.CEABN/InBIO, Centro de Ecologia Aplicada “Professor Baeta Neves”, Instituto Superior de AgronomiaUniversidade de LisboaLisboaPortugal

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