Ontario's first and second ACO wildlife tunnels, installed at Cyprus Lake Road in November 2011, and Long Point Causeway on November 2012 (watch video)
Pre-mitigation monitoring of turtle road mortality on Highway 7 between Havelock and Kaladar
Completion of 1.5 years of monitoring of mitigation measures on Highway 69, Sudbury, Ontario including 1 wildlife overpass, 1 wildlife underpass, 3 creek-bridge pathways, 20 km fencing, and 26 one-way gates
Completion of pre monitoring on measuring the effectiveness of fencing and 23 new underpasses on Highway 93 South, Montana
Validation of a landscape-based, GIS roadkill predictive model for amphibians and reptiles in Southern Ontario with the Ontario Road Ecology Group at the Royal Ontario Museum
Application of landscape-based model to determine if Turtle Crossing Signs are in the right place
Eco-Kare strives to keep up to date with the international road ecology community and road safety engineers and recently returned from the Infra Eco Network Europe conference in Berlin, Germany:
K.E. Gunson, F.W. Schueler. Informed placement of wildlife mitigation measures: using turtle crossing signs as a case study in Ontario. 2012 Infra Eco Network Europe Bi-annual conference. Berlin, Germany. October, 2012.
Eco-Kare specializes in applying road ecology research to consulting
services with three new peer-reviewed papers in 2012:
K.E. Gunson, F.W. Schueler, 2012. Effective placement of road mitigation using lessons learned from turtle crossing signs in Ontario. Ecological Restoration 30:329-334.
T.A. Langen, K. E. Gunson, C. Scheiner, and J.T. Boulerice, 2012. Road mortality in freshwater turtles: identifying causes of spatial patterns to optimize road planning and mitigation. Biodiversity and Conservation 21:3017-3034.
K.E. Gunson, D. Ireland, F.W. Schueler, 2012. A tool to prioritize high-risk road mortality locations for wetland-forest herpetofauna in southern Ontario, Canada. NorthWestern Journal of Zoology 8:409-413