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Table 5 List of inclusion criteria at the stage of abstract screening

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

Type of criteriaDescription
Relevant population(s)All insect biodiversity (at the species, community and ecosystem level) of the temperate climatic zonea, including exotic invasive species
Types of exposure/interventionAny article exposing biodiversity to a LTI verge (road, railway, power line or pipeline verges or waterway banks), to a LTI verge management (mowing, pesticide spreading, pruning, planting, fence laying, beehive setting up, bird nesting box and bat roosting box hanging, reptile artificial refuge setting up, etc.) or to a LTI verge disturbance (chemical, air, noise and light pollution and wildfires)
Types of comparatorUnexposed/intervention-free control site or before-exposure/before-intervention control site
Types of outcomeAll outcomes relating to corridor and habitat assessment or effects of verge management, such as dispersal (including species invasions, hydrochory and seed dispersal by vehicles), species richness, Shannon index, Simpson index, beta diversity, community composition and abundance of different taxonomic or functional groups of organisms
Types of studyAll type of studies should be included apart from modelling (theoretical) articles, articles making recommendations without making experimentation and articles making experimentations in laboratory conditions
  1. aThe Köppen–Geiger Climate Classification used to identify articles with a study zone in the temperate climate. As the funders of the study are interested in western Europe, the Cfa, Cfb, Cfc, Csa, Csb and Csc temperate zones were included in the scope of our study. See (accessed 17 November 2015) for the GoogleEarth layers of the Köppen–Geiger Climate Classification