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




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.


Faculty of Environmental Studies






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- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- 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



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