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Improving EIA for roads at the landscape-scale


Improving EIA for roads at the landscape-scale

Jaeger, Jochen A.G. (2017) Improving EIA for roads at the landscape-scale. In: IAIA 2017 Conference "IA's Contribution in Addressing Climate Change", International Association for Impact Assessment, 4-7 April 2017, Montreal, Le Centre Sheraton, QC, Canada.

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Wildlife populations are increasingly threatened by the expansion of road networks and built-up areas worldwide. However, ecological effects of roads and traffic at the level of landscape functions, communities, and ecosystems are complex and potentially unexpected. They are usually not well studied and not considered in environmental impact assessments (EIAs) and road planning. Major efforts are necessary to improve the quality of project‐specific EIAs, landscape‐scale cumulative effect assessments (CEA), strategic environmental assessments (SEA), road planning, and land‐use planning. I draw 12 lessons from recent advances in Road Ecology science that are important for EIA at the landscape-scale.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Geography, Planning and Environment
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors:Jaeger, Jochen A.G.
Date:5 June 2017
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
Keywords:EIA, landscape-scale, environmental assessment, road ecology, lessons, landscape fragmentation, road planning, mitigation measures, wildlife
ID Code:982630
Deposited By: Jochen Jaeger
Deposited On:20 Jun 2017 19:36
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:55
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