Analysis of the relationship between landscape characteristics and fauna traffic victims

Project: Demand



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(1) Fine-tuning the methodology to detect patterns from the available data on fauna traffic victims (location, time, species, number and possible additional characteristics) in combination with available map layers.
(2) Analyse these patterns in relation to landscape characteristics, seasonal changes and species/groupings. As far as the latter is concerned, a distinction will certainly be made between large mammals (which also pose a greater risk to traffic such as wild boar and roe deer), medium-sized territorial animals (martenaceans) and smaller animals.
(3) Check the extent to which the results of the above analytical methods allow generic patterns to be recognised and further analyses to be performed on specific questions such as:
o To what extent certain species can be used as an indicator (elimination of bottlenecks for these species = elimination of bottlenecks for a large number of other species).
o Compare patterns of most vulnerable species with more general species.
o Projections of the possible impact of landscape changes on (increased) risk of fauna traffic accident victims.
Effective start/end date1/01/1731/12/20
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