Giving Open Space a Chance
Giving Open Space a Chance


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Reference List

[1]  Raymond D Watts, Roger W Compton, John H McCammon, Carl L Rich, Stewart M Wright, Tom Owens, and Douglas S Ouren. 2007. Roadless Space of the Conterminous United States. Science, 316: 736-738.

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[2] Erica Gies. 2009. Conservation: an investment that pays—the economic benefits of parks and open space. The Trust for Public Lands. San Francisco. 36 p. [direct link to publication]

[3] Syphard, A.D., Radeloff, V.C., Keeley, J.E., Hawbaker, T.J., Clayton, M.K., Stewart, S.I. and Hammer, R.B. 2007. Human influence on California fire regimes. Ecological applications, 17: 1388-1402.

[4] Forman, Richard T.T. and 13 others. 2003. Road Ecology: Science and Solutions. Island Press. Washington, DC. 481 p.

[5] Anderson, S.T. and West, S.E., 2006. Open space, residential property values, and spatial context. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 36: 773-789.

[6] Geoghegan, Jacqueline. 2002. The value of open spaces in residential land use. Land Use Policy, 19: 91–98.

[7] Costanza, Robert, and seven others. 2014. Changes in the global value of ecosystem services. Global Environmental Change, 26: 152-158.

[8] Trombulak, Stephen C., and Frissell, Christopher A. 2000. Review of ecological effects of roads on terrestrial and aquatic communities. Conservation Biology, 14: 18-30.

[9] Forman, R. T. T. and Deblinger, R. D. 2000. The Ecological Road-Effect Zone of a Massachusetts (U.S.A.) Suburban Highway. Conservation Biology, 14: 36–46.

[10] Forman, R.T.T. 2000. Estimate of the area affected ecologically by the road system in the United States. Conservation biology, 14: 31-35.

[11] Havlick, David. 2002. No Place Distant. Island Press. Washington, DC., 253 p.

[12] Fahrig, L., and T. Rytwinski. 2009. Effects of roads on animal abundance: an empirical review and synthesis. Ecology and Society 14(1): 21. [online] URL:

[13] Coffin, A. 2007. From roadkill to road ecology: A review of the ecological effects of roads. Journal of Transport Geography  15: 396–406.