This paper recognizes the disconnect of road terminology present in current road ecology literature. The epistemological methods of First-Order Logic and the Q-Method along with political ecology are utilized to form a working typology of roads and their impacts, specifically centered in the Amazon. Following this, this work briefly discusses three unique cases studies that focus on different road aspects to display real-life examples of subtypes in the typology. The overarching goal of this study is to better organize the field of road ecology and help to mitigate negative environment and socioeconomic impacts in the future.
Paper prepared for the Environmental Studies Senior Seminar/Geography Capstone.
Goodrich-Stuart, Ellen J. "Mitigating confusion: Classification of road subtypes and socioeconomic and environmental impacts of roads in the Amazon." Paper for Environmental Studies Senior Seminar/Geography Capstone, University of Richmond, April 2012.