People tend to think of roads as crucial infrastructure that makes travel from one place to another possible. But for many species, particularly those that are small and slow-moving, roads can be major barriers, often with dire consequences for individual animals and entire populations.
Roads and Ecological Infrastructure: Concepts and Applications for Small Animals, edited by UGA ecologist Kimberly Andrews, addresses the impacts of roads on wildlife populations. It explores a number of design and mitigation strategies to avoid or reduce conflict with reptiles, amphibians and small mammals.
Written in an accessible style, the book is intended for use by ecologists, government transportation agencies, nongovernmental environmental organizations and individuals interested in conservation.