How diet affects an animal's chance of becoming roadkill
The Week reported on Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Chair and IoES Professor Dan Blumstein and former student Taylor Cook's paper, "The omnivores dilemma: Diet explains variation in vulnerability to vehicle collision."
The study originally appeared in international journal Biological Conservation. Blumstein and Cook's research revealed that omnivorous animals are more likely to be killed by vehicles on roads than herbivores. Read the entire write-up by Matt Soniak here.
To see the full paper click here.
Published: Thursday, October 17, 2013