Do roe deer react to wildlife warning reflectors? A test combining a controlled experiment with field observations

@article{Brieger2017DoRD,
  title={Do roe deer react to wildlife warning reflectors? A test combining a controlled experiment with field observations},
  author={Falko Brieger and Robert R Hagen and Max Kroeschel and Florian Hartig and Imke Petersen and Sylvia Ortmann and Rudi Suchant},
  journal={European Journal of Wildlife Research},
  year={2017},
  volume={63},
  pages={1-11}
}
Millions of animals are killed by vehicle collisions each year. As mitigation measures, wildlife warning reflectors have become increasingly popular, although clear evidence for their effectiveness is lacking. A reason for inconclusive results in the literature may be that most previous studies on the effectiveness of wildlife warning reflectors compare animal-vehicle collision rates with and without reflectors, a setting characterised by low event rates and weak experimental control. Animal… CONTINUE READING