Investigating wildlife-road interactions in the Chignecto Isthmus Region

Roads threaten wildlife throughout the world when animals experience increased collisions with vehicles and decreased access to important habitat and resources. This research will investigate where animals are crossing roads in the Chignecto Isthmus of Nova Scotia, a region highly impacted by human development. The results will provide evidence for hotspots of negative wildlife-road interactions, with the goal of recommending effective changes to road infrastructure for the benefit of both animals and humans. The results will also help the Nature Conservancy Canada to better understand where wildlife are moving through the isthmus as they disperse between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

Faculty Supervisor:

Karen Beazley


Amelia Barnes


Nature Conservancy Canada


Environmental sciences


Environmental industry




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