A Behavior-Based Framework for Assessing Barrier Effects to Wildlife from Vehicle Traffic Volume

  title={A Behavior-Based Framework for Assessing Barrier Effects to Wildlife from Vehicle Traffic Volume},
  author={Sandra Jacobson and Leslie L. Bliss-Ketchum and Catherine E. de Rivera and Winston Paul Smith},
Roads, while central to the function of human society, create barriers to animal movement through collisions and habitat fragmentation. Barriers to animal movement affect the evolution and trajectory of populations. Investigators have attempted to use traffic volume, the number of vehicles passing a point on a road segment, to predict effects to wildlife populations approximately linearly and along taxonomic lines; however, taxonomic groupings cannot provide sound predictions because closely… CONTINUE READING


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