Host: Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute's Center for Conservation and Sustainability
Marcel Huijser – Visiting Professor, University of São Paulo in Brazil
Tremaine Gregory, Moderator – Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute's Center for Conservation and Sustainability
Description: Road ecology has made substantial advances over the last few decades. Our knowledge has increased and mitigation measures to reduce the impacts of roads and traffic on wildlife are now widespread and implemented regularly. In many cases, the mitigation measures address human safety through reducing collisions with large mammals, provide safe crossing opportunities for wildlife, and it can even make economic sense to implement these mitigation measures. These successes may be reason to celebrate. However, it may also be time for us to think about whether we are taking the right turns.
Target audience: Researchers interested in solutions to address threats to habitat fragmentation induced by roads.
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Conservation Biologist, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Visiting Professor of Ecology, University of São Paulo in Brazil