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Table 4 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 insects in temperate landscapes? A systematic review

Include Exclude
For all LTIs
Articles dealing only partially with the role of habitat or corridor of the verges Articles regarding invasive species if the role of corridor or habitat of verges is mentioned Articles regarding soil biodiversity Articles dealing with the effects of chemical, noise or light pollution on verge biodiversity (even if the pollution comes from the infrastructure itself) Articles out of the temperate climatic zone (this criteria is assessed at the full-text reading stage) Articles regarding wildfires (they are assessed at the full-text reading stage) 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)
Articles whose title mentions the words floodplain, riparian, wetland, seasonal pond, intermittent stream or spawning (in which case the article 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 review) Articles regarding amphibious species Articles regarding seed dispersal through waterway flow (hydrochory) Articles regarding the role of waterway banks in animal drownings Articles recommending management actions to perform under bridges (hanging bat roosting boxes for instance) Articles regarding streams (they are assessed at the full-text reading stage) Articles regarding exclusively aquatic species, except if the title mentions the words floodplain, riparian, wetland, seasonal pond, intermittent stream or spawning (in which case the article 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 review) Articles regarding lakes and islands or sand banks in the middle of rivers Articles regarding river debris (organic matter, tree trunks, underwater leaves decomposition, except if the article deals with the submerged part of the bank, etc.) Articles regarding drownings without any relation to the role of habitat of the banks
Specifically for non-fluvial LTIs (roads, railways, power lines, pipelines)
Articles regarding the role of verges in animal collisions Articles recommending verge management actions to perform (including fencing to avoid collisions) Articles regarding animal collisions without any relation with the role of habitat or corridor of the verges