road ecology

Do Roads Affect Coyote and Gray Fox Movement Equally? A Case Study in Northern California

Research Product Type
Policy Brief
To better understand the dynamic between wildlife and vehicle traffic in Northern California, a study examined whether State Route 49 acts as a barrier to movements of two similar species with different tolerances to human activity. This policy brief summarizes findings from that study and discusses the policy implications.

Monitoring Sea Level Rise at the Local and Regional Scale

Research Product Type
Policy Brief
This policy brief summarizes findings from a project which utilized a method to monitor shoreline and infrastructure changes in response to sea level rise using a network of time-lapse cameras.

Using Genetic Tools to Identify Populations Within Species Could Ease Infrastructure Mitigation

Research Product Type
Research Brief
This research brief summarizes findings and implications from the project where researchers at UC Davis sequenced entire genomes for 40 individual Anna’s hummingbirds (Calypte anna) from across California to identify breeding populations and develop a genetic toolkit to assign individuals to those populations. The presence of this species at bridge construction sites has resulted in construction delays in part because little information exists on the status of different populations within the species.