How Long Do the Dead Survive on the Road? Carcass Persistence Probability and Implications for Road-Kill Monitoring Surveys

@inproceedings{Santos2011HowLD,
  title={How Long Do the Dead Survive on the Road? Carcass Persistence Probability and Implications for Road-Kill Monitoring Surveys},
  author={Sara Maria Santos and Filipe Carvalho and Ant{\'o}nio Mira},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
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 road mortality. The present study aims to describe and model carcass persistence variability on the road for different taxonomic groups under different environmental conditions throughout the year; and also to assess the effect of sampling frequency… CONTINUE READING
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