• Geography
  • Published 2005

Spatial patterns of road kills: a case study in Southern Portugal

@inproceedings{Ascenso2005SpatialPO,
  title={Spatial patterns of road kills: a case study in Southern Portugal},
  author={Fernando Ascens{\~a}o and Ant{\'o}nio Mira},
  year={2005}
}
Roads promote high levels of animal-vehicle collisions and have one of the most visible man-made impacts on wildlife. In Portugal, SW Europe, very few ecological studies have focused on the impacts from roads on vertebrates. Knowledge of the main factors driving the emergence of hotspots of vertebrate mortality is still scarce. A segment of a main road 26-km long was sampled by car at an average speed of 20 km/h every two weeks for two years (54 surveys) between 1995 and 1997, collecting all… CONTINUE READING