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Rejina Pokharel

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Faculty Sponsor

Lisa Delissio

Status

Undergraduate

Publication Date

5-1-2021

Department

Biology

Description

The construction of roads is a recognized cause of habitat fragmentation, a major factor in biodiversity loss. At the same time, road construction may either harm or benefit low-income, native, or otherwise marginalized populations. I hypothesize that 1) road construction that is harmful to marginalized people is also harmful to biodiversity. 2) part of the harm to marginalized people from road construction arises from the harm to biodiversity.

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Poster

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Effects of Road Construction to Marginalized Community and Biodiversity

The construction of roads is a recognized cause of habitat fragmentation, a major factor in biodiversity loss. At the same time, road construction may either harm or benefit low-income, native, or otherwise marginalized populations. I hypothesize that 1) road construction that is harmful to marginalized people is also harmful to biodiversity. 2) part of the harm to marginalized people from road construction arises from the harm to biodiversity.