A METHODOLOGY FOR ASSESSING THE BIODIVERSITY OF ROAD NETWORKS: A NEW ZEALAND CASE STUDY

This report, researched in 1999-2001, describes a methodology for characterising the biodiversity assets and liabilities of road networks using a combination of rigorous probability sampling, modem spatial analysis, and descriptive surveys. Digital highway skeletons were developed of the Waikato Region (North Island, New Zealand) state highway network to depict important road attributes and environmental characteristics, and are the foundation for assessing biodiversity and other important characteristics of roads and road reserves. The methods for assessing roadside vegetation are demonstrated by focusing on biodiversity values and weed distributions, using new methods of field sampling and surveying. (a)

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    California Transit Association

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  • Authors:
    • OVERTON, J M
    • SMALE, M C
    • WHALEY, K J
    • FITZGERALD, N B
    • MCGLONE, H
  • Publication Date: 2002

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00963659
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-478-25079-7
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 3 2003 12:00AM