98. Innovations Underfoot and Overhead: Road Ecology with Dr. Sandra Jacobson and Dr. Julia Kintsch (S10) image
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98. Innovations Underfoot and Overhead: Road Ecology with Dr. Sandra Jacobson and Dr. Julia Kintsch (S10)
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Episode 5 of Series 10: Anthropogenic Behavior Change Transcript

This Episode highlights the challenges faced by wildlife due to roads, such as habitat fragmentation and vehicle collisions, and presents solutions like wildlife crossing structures and community-led projects.

Guests: Julia Kintsch works at the intersection of the human and natural environment to address the effects of roads on landscape connectivity and wildlife movements. She is the founder of ECO-resolutions, one of North America's leading consultancies in transportation ecology, and has been involved in the planning and design of over 20 constructed wildlife crossings with more on the way! She enjoys problem-solving with interdisciplinary teams and partners to develop solutions that offer the greatest benefits for wildlife and people.

Sandra Jacobson is a retired wildlife biologist with decades of experience working with the U.S. Forest Service, focusing on the intricate interactions between roads and wildlife. Her expertise lies in road ecology, where she assesses the impact of highways and other linear infrastructures on wildlife behavior and movement. Sandra's career is marked by a commitment to understanding and mitigating the effects of human-made barriers on natural habitats, aiming to foster a harmonious coexistence between human progress and wildlife conservation.

Book Recommendations: Crossings: How Road Ecology Is Shaping the Future of Our Planet by Ben Goldfarb


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