New Study Looks At Impact Of Pandemic’s Decreased Traffic On Idaho Roadkill
When stay-at-home-orders went into effect in states across the U.S. to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, ecologists realized they had a perfect research opportunity to study the connection between traffic patterns and animals killed in collisions. Fraser Shilling, with the Road Ecology Lab at UC Davis, was one of those scientists.
A several month period to observe nature with less human interaction? Ideal.
Now, the results from his lab’s research, which studied roadkill patterns as traffic declined, are out. Shilling joins Idaho Matters live to talk about what the lab learned.
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