Dry drainage culvert use and design considerations for small- and medium-sized mammal movement across a major transportation corridor

Faculty of Environmental Studies

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Drainage culverts are ubiquitous features in road and rail corridors. Yet practically nothing is known about the effectiveness of culverts for increasing road permeability and habitat connectivity for small- and medium-sized mammals. We quantified mammal use of dry drainage culverts to cross a major transportation corridor. We used a null model to evaluate whether culverts serve all species equally or whether some culverts limit habitat connectivity across roads in species-specific ways. We also modeled species response to structural, landscape, and road-related attributes and identified which are most important in explaining animal passage rates and culvert effectiveness.

- Inglês

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- Biodiversidade das águas interiores e zonas húmidas

- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias

- Avaliação de impactos;
- Uso Sustentável da Biodiversidade

- Nenhuma / Não aplicável