Why did the squirrel glider cross the road?

Why did the squirrel glider cross the road? The answer: because now it can, thanks to glider poles and rope bridges that have been installed across the Hume Freeway.

A squirrel glider crossing the Hume Freeway on a rope bridge. Photo by Kylie Soanes.

A squirrel glider crossing the Hume Freeway on a rope bridge. Photo by Kylie Soanes.

The first paper from the PhD thesis of Kylie Soanes has been accepted for publication in Biological Conservation. This is the research for which Kylie recently won a student award for best spoken presentation at the Ecological Society of Australia meeting.

Kylie’s research shows that squirrel gliders are able to use glider poles and rope bridges to cross a freeway that they previously didn’t cross. She has written a piece for The Conversation about her research. You can read a submitted version of the paper in Biological Conservation here.

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About Michael McCarthy

I conduct research on environmental decision making and quantitative ecology. My teaching is mainly at post-grad level at The University of Melbourne.
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