How long do the dead survive on the road? Carcass persistence probability and implications for road-kill monitoring surveys.

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Santos, Sara; Carvalho, Filipe; Mira, António;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 6,issue 9 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0025383, pmc: PMC3181337
  • Subject: Ecological Economics | Research Article | Biology | Biodiversity | Carcass persistence time | Ecological Risk | Community Ecology | Road-kills | Sampling frequency | Ecological Remediation | Medicine | Monitoring | Environmental Protection | Q | Ecology | R | Survival analysis | Science | Conservation Science
    mesheuropmc: human activities

Background: Road mortality is probably the best-known and visible impact of roads upon wildlife. Although several factors influence road-kill counts, carcass persistence time is considered the most important determinant underlying underestimates of roa... View more
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