Methods of Environmental Impact Assessment
398 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:01 Jan 1995

Methods of Environmental Impact Assessment

UBC Press

Methods of Environmental Impact Assessment is a practical up-to-date explanation and guide to how EIAs are, and should be, carried out for specific environmental components (e.g., air, water, ecological systems, socio-economic systems). For each component, it includes a discussion of relevant standards, how baseline surveys are conducted, how impact predictions are made, what mitigation measures can be used, how the effectiveness of such measures should be monitored, and the limitations of the methods.

Very few books exist on how EIA should be carried out for specific environmental components and this book will fill an important gap. Written by practising specialists who teach a highly regarded course in environmental assessment and management at Oxford Brookes University and by experts from the private and non-profit sectors, Methods of Environmental Impact Assessment will prove invaluable for those who organize, review, and make decisions about EIA: environmental planners and managers; undergraduate as well as graduate students in planning, ecology, geography, environmental studies, and related subjects with an EIA content.

Peter Morris (editor) is Principal Lecturer in Ecology in the School of Biological and Molecular Sciences, Oxford Brookes University. Riki Therivel (editor) is Senior Lecturer in Environmental Assessment and a Research Associate in the School of Planning, Oxford Brookes University.

Preface and acknowledgments

List of contributors

Abbreviations and units used in the text


1. Introduction / Riki Therivel and Peter Morris

2. Socio-economic impacts 1: overview and economic impacts / John Glasson

3. Socio-economic impacts 2: social impacts / Andrew Chadwick

4. Noise / Riki Therivel

5. Traffic / Aidan Hughes

6. Landscape / i

7. Archaeological and other material and cultural assets / Nicola Bourdillon, Rosemary Braithwaite and David Hopkins, Roger France

8. Air and Climate / Derek Elsom

9. Soils and geology / Martin Hodson

10. Water / Peter Morris and Jeremy Biggs

11. Ecology -- overview / Peter Morris

12. Terrestrial ecology / Peter Morris, David Thurling, Tim Shreeve

13. Freshwater ecology / Jeremy Biggs, Antony Corfield, David Walker, Mericia Whitfield, Penny Williams

14. Coastal ecology / Stewart Thompson

15. Interactions between impacts / Riki Therivel and Peter Morris



A. EIA/EIS contents

B. Useful addresses

C. The rational method for runoff prediction

D. Geographical information systems

E. Outline of the NCC Habitat Classification

F. Sources of information on species and taxonomic groups





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