Wildlife in airport environments: preventing animal-aircraft collisions through science-based management.

Wildlife in airport environments: preventing animal-aircraft collisions through science-based management. Travis L. DeVault.

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. Octavo, laminated boards, black and white photographs, maps.

Every year, pilots and their aircraft come into direct contact with birds and other wildlife, resulting in more than one billion dollars in damage per year. The United States Federal Aviation Administration has recorded a rise in these incidents over the past decade due to a range of factors. This book tackles the issue of what to do about wildlife in and around airports - from rural, small-craft airparks to major international airports. Whether the problem is birds or bats in the flight path or a moose on the runway, these expert contributors provide a thorough overview of the science behind wildlife management at airports. This well-written, carefully documented volume presents a clear synthesis of the research for wildlife managers, airport staff, and other interested nonscientists. The book belongs in the hands of all those charged with minimizing the risks that wildlife poses to air travel.

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