Warm roads a hotspot for snakes

This new #roadecology paper investigated the influence of road temperature on the basking behaviour of snakes. You can access the full article at the Journal of Thermal Biology here

Our results indicate that black-topped roads are an ecological trap that is heavily influenced by sex, reproductive condition, and species specific thermoregulatory requirements, particularly for viviparous species.
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