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1st Edition

Guidelines for Baseline Ecological Assessment

ISBN 9780419205104
Published August 1, 1995 by Taylor & Francis
160 Pages

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Book Description

These best practice guidelines present the type and level of detail required for describing and evaluating the ecological baseline of an environmental assessment. These assessments are vital in determining whether or not there are issues of ecological importance for a site or proposed development and are an essential component of the environmental impact assessment process.

Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. Summary. Introduction. Aims of the guidelines. Principles and good practice of ecological assessment. Defining the scope of an ecological assessment. General principles. Detailed criteria, survey methods and evaluation. Vegetation. Birds. Mammals. Amphibians and reptiles. Fish. Terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates. Marine and estuarine habitats and organisms. Marine and estuarine habitats and organisms. Abbbreviations. References. Appendices. Index.

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"...take these guidelines as best practice...ignore them at (your) peril..." Alex Novell, chairman, LI Environment Committee, in - Landscape Design