Research in Virginia
Habitat Connectivity and Wildlife-Vehicle Conflict Reduction
Albemarle County Natural Heritage Committee. Albemarle County Biodiversity Action Plan. 2018. Full report.
Cosentino, B. J., Marsh, D. M., Jones, K. S., et al. 2014. Citizen science reveals widespread negative effects of roads on amphibian distributions. Biological Conservation, 180, 31-38.
Donaldson, B.M. and Elliot, K.E.M. Enhancing Existing Isolated Underpasses with Fencing to Decrease Crashes and Increase Habitat Connectivity. VTRC 20-R28. Virginia Transportation Research Council, Charlottesville, 2020.
Donaldson, B.M. and Elliot, K.E.M. Enhancing Existing Isolated Underpasses with Fencing Reduces Wildlife Crashes and Connects Habitat. Human-Wildlife Interactions, vol. 15, Iss. 1. 2021. Full Report. Journal Article
Donaldson, B.M., Kweon, Y.J., and Lloyd, L.N. An Evaluation of Roadside Activity and Behavior of Deer and Black Bear to Determine Mitigation Strategies for Animal-Vehicle Collisions. VTRC 16-R4. Virginia Transportation Research Council, Charlottesville, 2015. Full Report
Donaldson, B.M. Improving Animal-Vehicle Collision Data for the Strategic Application of Mitigation. VTRC 19-R16. Virginia Transportation Research Council, Charlottesville, 2017. Full Report
Donaldson, B.M. and Weber, J.T. Use of a GIS-based Model of Habitat Cores and Landscape Corridors for Virginia Department of Transportation Project Planning and Environmental Scoping. VTRC 07-R14. Virginia Transportation Research Council, Charlottesville, VA, 2007. Full Report
Donaldson, B.M. and Lafon, N.W. Testing an Integrated PDA-GPS System to Collect Standardized Animal Carcass Removal Data on Virginia Roadways. VTRC 08-CR10. Virginia Transportation Research Council, Charlottesville, VA, 2008. Full Report
Donaldson, B.M. The Use of Highway Underpasses by Large Mammals and Other Wildlife in Virginia and Factors Influencing their Effectiveness. Transportation Research Record 2011. Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, 2007, pp. 157-164. Full Report
Marsh, D. M., Cosentino, B. J., Jones, K. S. et al. 2017. Effects of roads and land use on frog distributions across spatial scales and regions in the Eastern and Central United States. Diversity and Distributions, 23, 158-170.
Marsh, D. M., & Jaeger, J. A. G. 2015. Direct effects of roads on small animal populations. Roads and ecological infrastructure. Concepts and applications for small animals. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 42-56
Marsh, D.M., Page, R.B., Hanlon, T.J., Corritone, R*., Little, E.E.*, Seifert, D.E.*, and Cabe, P.R. 2008. Effects of roads on patterns of genetic differentiation in red-backed salamanders, Plethodon cinereus. Conservation Genetics 9: 603-613.
Marsh, D.M. 2007. Edge effects of gated and ungated forest roads on terrestrial salamanders. Journal of Wildlife Management 71: 389-394.
Marsh, D. M., Milam. G. S.*, Gorham, N. P.*, and N. G. Beckman*. 2005. Forest roads as partial barriers to terrestrial salamander movement. Conservation Biology 19: 2004-2008.
Marsh, D. M. and Beckman, N. G.* 2004. Effects of forest roads on the abundance and activity of terrestrial salamanders in the Southern Appalachians. Ecological Applications 14:1882-1891.
McShea, W.J., Stewart, C.M., Kearns, L.J., Liccioli, S., and Kocka, D. Factors Affecting Autumn Deer-Vehicle Collisions in a Rural Virginia County. Human-Wildlife Conflicts, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2008, pp. 110-121. Full Report
Wills, Johnny. DNA-based Hair Sampling to Identify Road Crossings and Estimate Population Size of Black Bears in Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia. Master’s Thesis, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, VA, 2008. Full Report