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Influence of Transport Infrastructure on Nature

About the book

The book Influence of Transport Infrastructure on Nature is a result of the International Scientific-Technical Conference that was organized on the initiative of the General Directorate of National Roads and Motorways, under the patronage of the Polish Ministry of Transport and Construction, on 13-15 September 2006 in Poznań (Poland). The conference was jointly organized by the Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznań, the Agricultural University of Krakow, and the PKP Polish Railway Lines Company.

About 110 participants from 18 European countries came to the conference. There were 31 oral presentations, concerned with the most important problems associated with the impact of transport infrastructure (roads and railways) on the natural environment. According to the principles presented at the beginning, the oral presentations, discussion, and the field session organized by the Wielkopolska Motorway Company, focused on effects of the infrastructure on the organisms that live in the wild (fauna and flora).

This book is aimed to present the most important problems discussed by the conference participants. It includes 25 reviews and original articles, reflecting the current knowledge of the basic areas of the intensively developing research into the influence of transport infrastructure on nature. The set of articles presented in this book is interesting for several reasons. First of all, because they are devoted to general problems, including methodological ones, depending to a large extent on the geographic location of the study area. On the other hand, several articles describe examples of concrete problems and how they can be solved.

Copyright © General Directorate of National Roads and Motorways
ISBN 83-87414-83-2
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań Department of Plant Taxonomy Biodiversity: Research and Conservation


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Jackowiak B.
Iuell B...
Wildlife and traffic.
Box J., Byron H., Colebourn K., French N., Mick H., Knightbridge R., Oxford M., Treweek J., Wells M. & Yost L.
Guidelines for ecological impact assessment in the United Kingdom.
Mikusiński G., Seiler A., Angelstam P., Blicharska M.Ĺ. & TĂśrnblom J.
Indicators and focal species for evaluating ecological effects of transport infrastructure.
Stojan M. & Ostojić B.Ĺ. B.
Survey of environmental protection methods in process of motorway planning and project making in Croatia.
Jackowiak B., Ratyńska H., Szwed W. & Wojterska M.
Influence of transport infrastructure on habitats and vegetation: methodological grounds for analysis and an attempt at assessment.
Maćkowiak-Pandera J.
Assessment of the impact of highways on biotopes and landscape: is there an international methodological model?
Bekker H., Markenstein C. & Huele R.
Evaluation of de-fragmentation measures in the Netherlands: Report of an international workshop around implications of the Dutch MJPO.
Cahill S..Ą., TenĂŠs A., Llimona F. & CabaĂąeros L...
Fragmentation effects on wildlife habitats of planned transport infrastructure in protected metropolitan greenspace. The case of Barcelona, Spain.
TenĂŠs A., Cahill S..Ą. & Llimona F.
Long-term monitoring of wildlife roadkills in Collserola Park, Barcelona. Results from the first 15 years.
Hlaváč V.Ą. & Anděl P.
Habitat fragmentation and fauna mortality caused by traffic in the Czech Republic.
Georgiadis L., Bousbouras D. & Giannatos G.
Via Egnatia case in Greece: an overview of the intervention.
Iuell B... & Strand O.
The effects of highway traffic on wild reindeer.
Tilmans R.
Dealing with bats: monitoring of the mitigation process and the effectiveness.
Tegethof U.
Mitigation measures in Germany.
Bajo N. & Di Noi A.
Mitigation measures to reduce the effects of fragmentation of the natural habitats deriving from the infrastructure development.
Buszko-Briggs M.Ĺ. & Pawlaczyk P.Ĺ.
Assessment of the impact of the modernization of railway lines on the Natura 2000 network – the Polish experience.
Kurek R.Ĺ. T.
Protection of wildlife and migration corridors along the arterial railway line: example of actions taken for the E20 line in Poland (Rzepin – state border section).
Kossak S.
The principles of operation of the sign stimuli dummy applied in the device UOZ-1 for deterring animals from high-speed train traffic.
Stolarski M.
UOZ-1 animal deterrent for railway lines with high-speed train traffic.
Skriabine P. & Carsignol J.
Management, maintenance and monitoring of wildlife passages in France.
Georgii B., Peters-Ostenberg E., Henneberg M. & Knauer F.
Use of wildlife crossing structures by medium sized and large mammals.
Wysokowski A., Janusz L., Staszczuk A. & Bednarek B.
Reducing the negative effect of communication (road and railway) investments on free migration of wildlife.
Curzydło J. & Konopka J.
Habitats fragmented by transportation infrastructure connected again by green bridges and culverts: examples of wildlife passages in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland and Poland.
Smit G. F. J., Brandjes J. & Veenbaas G.
Amphibians crossing under motorways: solutions for migration or dispersion?
Curzydło J.
The problem of the massacre of amphibians in Poland based on the example of road no. 780 Kraków-Libiąż in the village of Poręba-Żegoty.
Mikusinski G.
Some remarks concerning International ScientificTechnical Conference ‘Influence of Transport Infrastructure on Nature’, September 13-15, 2006, Poznań, Poland.
Jackowiak B., Bekker H., Iuell B..., Mikusinski G., Ratyńska H. & Wojterska M.
Environmental impact assessments in the light of discussions on the influence of transport infrastructure on nature.