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The Effects of Human Transports on Ecosystems: Cars and Planes, Boats and Trains

by  John DavenportJulia L. Davenport
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Book Details

Published by Royal Irish Academy

January 2004

Paperback / softback

Number of pages: 284

ISBN: 9781874045595

This book presents proceedings of a biology seminar held in the Royal Irish Academy in 2003. The contributors consider ecosystems as diverse in location, type and scale as the Mediterranean, hedgerows, Galapagos, bridges, the Antarctic, roadside verges and Bermuda, to illustrate the profound impact that the transport of people has had on the environment. The fragmentation of habitats, pollution, the introduction of alien species and the spread of disease are among the topics discussed by these leading scientists from Ireland, the United Kingdom, Israel and Bermuda.

About the authors

John Davenport

John Davenport MRIA is Emeritus Professor of Zoology at University College Cork. Most of his research output (published as about 320 books, reviews and research papers) has been concerned with the ecophysiology of oceanic, coastal and estuarine organisms, and he has a particular interest in the behavioural and physiological responses of animals to fluctuating and extreme environmental conditions. He is joint editor of The Effects of Human Transports on Ecosystems: Cars and Planes, Boats and Trains (2004).

Julia L. Davenport