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Table 3 List of exclusion/inclusion criteria at the stage of title screening

From: Can linear transportation infrastructure verges constitute a habitat and/or a corridor for biodiversity in temperate landscapes? A systematic review protocol

Exclude
For all LTIs:  Studies regarding green infrastructures in general without considering the specific case of LTIs  Studies regarding overpasses/underpasses or fragmentation due to LTIs considered transversally, without considering the roles of habitat and corridor of verges  Studies regarding paleontology, phylogenetics, phylogeography and taxonomy (including studies describing newly discovered species)  Genetic studies without any relation to a natural habitat (in particular biodiversity meta-genomics studies)  Pedological studies without any relation to biodiversity  Studies regarding medicine, toxicology or chemical, noise or light pollution without any relation to biodiversity Specifically for fluvial LTIs (waterways):  Studies regarding exclusively aquatic species, except if the title mentions the words floodplain, riparian, wetland, seasonal pond, intermittent ‐stream or spawning (in which case the study is considered to deal with the lateral part of the river, that is to say the banks, sometimes immersed other times emerged, which is part of the scope of the study)  Studies regarding lakes and islands or sand banks in the middle of rivers  Studies regarding river debris (organic matter, tree trunks, underwater leaves decomposition, except if the study deals with the submerged part of the bank, etc.)  Studies regarding drownings without any relation to the role of habitat of the banks Specifically for non-fluvial LTIs (roads, railways, power lines, pipelines):  Studies regarding animal collisions without any relation with the role of habitat of the verges
Include
For all LTIs:  Studies dealing only partially with the role of habitat or corridor of the verges  Studies regarding invasive species if the role of corridor or habitat of verges is mentioned  Studies regarding soil biodiversity  Studies dealing with the effects of chemical, noise or light pollution on verge biodiversity (even if the pollution comes from the infrastructure itself)  Studies out of the temperate climatic zone (they will be assessed at the full-text reading stage)  Studies regarding wildfires (they will be assessed at the full-text reading stage) Specifically for fluvial LTIs (waterways):   Studies whose title mentions the words floodplain, riparian, wetland, seasonal pond, intermittent stream or spawning (in which case the study is considered to deal with the semi-aquatic part of the river, that is to say the banks, emerged during the dry season and immersed during the wet season, which is part of the scope of the study)  Studies regarding amphibious species  Studies regarding seed dispersal through waterway flow (hydrochory)  Studies regarding the role of waterway banks in animal drownings  Studies recommending management actions to perform under bridges (hanging bat roosting boxes for instance)  Studies regarding streams (they will be assessed at the full-text reading stage) Specifically for non-fluvial LTIs (roads, railways, power lines, pipelines):  Studies regarding the role of verges in animal collisions  Studies recommending verge management actions to perform (including fencing to avoid collisions)  Studies dealing with species dispersal by the infrastructure itself (abandoned railways, seed dispersal by vehicles, etc.)