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Vol. 6, 03 August 2023


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Impact of transportation infrastructure on amphibians

Jinghan Zheng * 1
1 The Experimental High School Attached to Beijing Normal University

* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Advances in Humanities Research, Vol. 6, 426-430
Published 03 August 2023. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
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Citation Jinghan Zheng. Impact of transportation infrastructure on amphibians. TNS (2023) Vol. 6: 426-430. DOI: 10.54254/2753-8818/6/20230313.

Abstract

In recent decades, the alarming rate of amphibian disappearance has become a pressing environmental issue. The primary cause of this decline and extinction is habitat destruction, posing a significant threat to global biological diversity. This destruction is often the result of habitat fragmentation, wherein contiguous habitats are split into smaller, increasingly isolated patches. Transportation infrastructure, particularly roads, is a significant contributor to the fragmentation. Roads have a huge impact on economic development and ecology, connecting urban areas, rural areas and countries while promoting global economic development. However, at the same time, the accelerated road construction creates barriers, leading to increased wildlife death, habitat degradation and act as a contributor of species extinction. Amphibians are notably liable to road impact because of their unique behavior traits. The relationship between habitat fragmentation, accessible habitat, and populations is complex and multifaceted, with different species responding differently. Therefore, it is crucial to continue the exploration to counteract the problems of habitat fragmentation, the decline in amphibian abundance and biodiversity caused by the development of transportation infrastructure.

Keywords

amphibians, habitat fragmentation, road mortality, edge effects, biodiversity

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Modern Medicine and Global Health (ICMMGH 2023)
ISBN (Print)
978-1-915371-65-2
ISBN (Online)
978-1-915371-66-9
Published Date
03 August 2023
Series
Theoretical and Natural Science
ISSN (Print)
2753-8818
ISSN (Online)
2753-8826
DOI
10.54254/2753-8818/6/20230313
Copyright
© 2023 The Author(s)
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