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Optimal road design through ecologically sensitive areas considering animal migration dynamics

Davey, Nicholas; Dunstall, Simon; Halgamuge, Saman


With increasing land transportation requirements in both urban and rural areas, roads are encroaching ever more on animal habitats, where collisions with vehicles are a leading contributor to wildlife mortality. While road designers recognise the importance of accounting for such impacts at the design level, existing approaches simply either ignore viable habitat or avoid such regions entirely. Respectively, this can result in road alignments that are overly damaging to vulnerable species...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017-04
Type: Journal article
Source: Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies
DOI: 10.1016/j.trc.2017.02.016
Access Rights: Open Access


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