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DETERMINATION OF OPTIMAL LOCATIONS OF AMPHIBIAN ECO-DUCTS BY USING GENETIC ALGORITHMS: A CASE STUDY OF ODAESAN NATIONAL PARK IN KOREA

By SUNG-YONG CHUNG and JIN-HONG KIM

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There are currently no systematic guidelines for placing the animal passes for wildlife to cross safely the human-made roads. This study presents a mathematical model that determines the optimal locations for amphibian eco-ducts by using a genetic algorithm. The study area is route no. 6 of Odaesan National Park in Korea, and the animals of focus are amphibians. The most crucial factor, the migration distance between amphibian road-kill sites and proposed eco-duct sites, was considered for determination of the optimal locations of amphibian eco-ducts. They were determined by calculating the minimum total distances associated with this factor near the road-kill sites. The model determined 69 optimal locations of ecoduct sites in eight sections of route no.6

Topics: Amphibian, Animal pass, Co-duct, Genetic algorithm, Road-kil, Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General), TA1-2040, Technology (General), T1-995
Publisher: Taylor's University
Year: 2018
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:214363e31599468584a344449e8e1e99
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