This new collection focuses on the impact of sprawl on
biodiversity and the measures that can be taken to alleviate it.
Leading biological and social scientists, conservationists, and
land-use professionals examine how sprawl affects species and
alters natural communities, ecosystems, and natural processes. The
contributors integrate biodiversity issues, concerns, and needs
into the growing number of anti-sprawl initiatives, including the
"smart growth" and "new urbanist" movements.