publication . Article . 2001

Landscape integration of freeways: how does it affect road kill rates?

Sanz, Luis;
Open Access English
  • Published: 24 Sep 2001
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Some ecological processes are affected by the transportation infrastructure development. The barrier effect caused by roads, which alters the movement patterns of terrestrial wildlife and increases its road kill risk, is just an example. Road kills must be considered both from environmental and highway safety perspectives, and are related to road permeability and to the surrounding environment. This paper compares the landscape fragmentation caused by two freeways in Navarra (north of Spain) by analyzing both their landscape surroundings and the potential road permeability, and comparing them to road kill rates of medium-sized terrestrial wildlife. As a result, ...
Subjects
free text keywords: barrier effect, movement patterns of wildlife
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