| ||"The authors claim this book is the first of its kind in Australia. We agree whole-heartedly. For once, the blurb on the back cover is right: for ecologists, consultants, developers – and we would add, environmental activists – 'if your copy is not dog-eared and well worn, you are probably not doing your job properly!' |
Dr Darryl Jones & Amy Bond, Wildlife Australia, pp3 43-44, Autumn 2013
"If nothing else, this book demonstrates why detailed professional ecological investigations should be undertaken for all developments potentially impacting on natural ecosystems. Understanding what is on a site and individual species' requirements is essential for determining future land uses, designing development projects and managing consequential impacts."
Consulting Ecology, Newsletter of the Ecological Consultants Association of NSW, pp. 7, Volume 29, 2013
"This book is clearly written and presented. It is structured so that it can be easily used as a reference book, or read from cover to cover. It is well supported with examples, case studies, colour photographs and diagrams... A much needed resource!"
Selga Harrington, Australasian Plant Conservation, pp. 30, Vol 21, 2012
"The book’s readability is improved by the generous use of photos and illustrations, as well as by many boxed case studies of first-hand experiences at Australian development sites.
In the words of an environmental consultant friend: 'I wish we'd had this years ago.'"
Nicola Markus, ECOS online, November 2012
"Written in a 'how to' style, this book does exactly what is says on the cover. The practical and accessible nature of this book will be an ideal resource - the copies are on order for library and I think they will be much thumbed by students."
Sarah Taylor, Bulletin of the British Ecological Society, pp. 76, Vol 43 (4), 2012
"Ambitious in scope, the book is structured in a way that makes the subject easy to follow and relevant to a wide audience.
The next time you see a dead native animal on the road, remember that adverse impacts of developments on wildlife can be mitigated, and that a resource is available to help achieve this."
Martin Fallding, Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, pp. 1-2, December 2012
"The text is clear and easy to read, fully referenced and well supported with photos, tables and charts. For anyone wanting a better understanding of processes for reducing our impact on wildlife this book will be very welcome."
RG Richardson, Plant Protection Quarterly, Vol 27 (1), pp. 44, 2012
"This book contains a comprehensive range of practical measures to assist others to reduce the impacts resulting from development on terrestrial flora and fauna, and promotes ecologically sustainable development."
Landcare Queensland, April 2012
"This well-researched book provides an excellent basis for approaching and solving problems associated with impact assessment and mitigation. It gives an overview of techniques and solutions with the objectives of conservation of wildlife that can be applied to most projects. Such a practical book is a 'must-read' for every environmental manager, particularly those involved in consulting and local government."
Dr Martin Denny, Fellow of the Royal Zoological Society of NSW, Past-president of the Ecological Consultants Association of NSW
"This book should not be on the shelf of every ecologist, consultant or developer – it needs to lie open on their desk, sit at the top of their field bag and be widely discussed around the lunch-room table. Indeed – if your copy is not dog-eared and well-worn, you are clearly not doing your job properly! The book is well-written, clearly laid out and provides a huge array of practical strategies and techniques to mitigate the effects of developments on wildlife."
Dr Rodney van der Ree, Deputy Director of the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
"This book deserves a place on the bookshelves of Australian planners everywhere."
Peter J. Herborn, Australian Planner, 22 May 2013