publication . Other literature type . Report . 2010

Monitoring and Predicting Traffic Induced Vertebrate Mortality Near Wetlands

J Andrew DeWoody; Jamie M Nogle; Melissa Hoover; Barny Dunning;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2010
  • Publisher: Purdue University
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Animal-vehicle collisions are undesirable to the general public, to drivers, to insurance providers, to biologists, and presumably to the animals themselves. However, traffic-induced mortality ("roadkill") is difficult to mitigate in large part because scientists lack the empirical data required to understand the patterns and processes associated with roadkill. Roadkill is not randomly distributed in space or in time, but what are the primary determinants of roadkill? And do they differ across organismal groups? The authors monitored vertebrate roadkill at 6 wetland and 6 upland sites in Indiana twice a week for a period of 20 months to determine whether roadkil...
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free text keywords: roadkill, amphibians, DNA barcoding, predictive model, human-wildlife collisions, SPR-3215, Civil Engineering, Wetland, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Empirical data, Biology, Vertebrate, biology.animal, Field monitoring, Human animal bond, Habitat, Pet therapy, Ecology
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