The effects of roads: an analysis of the unpaved road network of UMBS.

Show simple item record Bailey, Bridget A. en_US Hutchinson, Tressia en_US Lin, Tiffany S. en_US Lee, Chun en_US Maleki, Sussanne M. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial UMBS Station en_US 2007-06-14T22:16:33Z 2007-06-14T22:16:33Z 1994 en_US
dc.description.abstract Existing road networks are currently considered major contributors to ecosystem fragmentation and habitat degradation. Methods used for road maintenance and construction often further deteriorate and disturb surrounding habitats. Not only can roads act as barriers to existing plant and animal species, but they can also augment the infiltration and movement of predators, parasites and exotic species. Roads also increase the negative effects of human access to natural areas. In relation to interior habitat, roads increase the amount of edge habitat in a given community. This increase in edge area has abiotic and biotic implications that are detrimental to ecosystem functioning. The effects of roads are often a serious concern for biological reserves. Yet, despite its role as a natural reserve area, UMBS has never embarked on a study to determine the effects of its own extensive two-track road network. The purpose of this investigative analysis is to quantify road use on UMBS property and to provide a management proposal with recommendations for closure of roads to minimize the impacts of motorized vehicle use. en_US
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dc.subject Conservation Biology en_US
dc.title The effects of roads: an analysis of the unpaved road network of UMBS. en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Natural Resource and Environment en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Science en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Biological Station, University of Michigan en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
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dc.owningcollname Biological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)
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