Lauren E. Alexander's research while affiliated with Harvard University and other places

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Article
Abstract A huge road network with vehicles ramifies across the land, representing a surprising frontier of ecology. Species-rich roadsides are conduits for few species. Roadkills are a premier mortality source, yet except for local spots, rates rarely limit population size. Road avoidance, especially due to traffic noise, has a greater ecological i...

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... Roads and trails are intended to connect settlements but also to facilitate access and human use of ecosystems. As they expand, sites that act as natural refuges for biodiversity are reduced (Forman and Alexander, 1998;Musiani and Paquet, 2004;Roedenbeck et al., 2007;Spellerberg, 1998;Trombulak and Frissell, 2000). Generally, the size of the road network is associated with the notion of economic development of a region, as it corresponds to the ability to transport goods and deliver services. ...