This book explores the emergence of engineered wildlife road crossing structures known as wildlife crossings in eastern Australia. Concepts such as global landscape transformation and metapopulation theory are introduced and these are then linked to the importance of habitat connectivity in species conservation and the vital role that wildlife crossings perform. A variety of wildlife crossing types are explored, and 57 of these iconic sites in eastern Australia are presented, beginning in tropical northeast Queensland and ending in central Victoria. This text is an ideal travel companion for anyone interested in Australian wildlife or in how these curious structures evolved.
Brendan Taylor is a wildlife ecologist and adjunct Research Fellow at Southern Cross University. He completed one of Australia's first PhD's on the efficacy of wildlife crossings and how they affect the population viability of threatened gliding possums in fragmented landscapes. He has authored/co-authored 28 scientific papers on various aspects of wildlife ecology.