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Table 3 List of eligibility criteria at the stage of title screening

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

Include Exclude
For all LTIs
Population
  Articles regarding invasive species if the role of corridor or habitat of verges is mentioned
  Articles regarding soil biodiversity
Exposure/intervention
  Articles dealing only partially with the role of habitat or corridor of the verges
  Articles dealing with the effects of chemical, noise or light pollution on verge biodiversity (even if the pollution comes from the infrastructure itself)
  Articles regarding wildfires (they are assessed at the full-text reading stage)
Context
  Articles out of the temperate climatic zone (this criteria is assessed at the full-text reading stage)
Population
  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
Exposure/intervention
  Studies regarding overpasses/underpasses or fragmentation due to LTIs considered transversally, without considering the roles of habitat and corridor of verges
Outcome
  Studies regarding green infrastructures in general without considering the specific case of LTIs
  Studies regarding toxicology or chemical, noise or light pollution without any relation to biodiversity
Specifically for fluvial LTIs (waterways)
Population
  Articles regarding amphibious species
Exposure/intervention
  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 streams (they are assessed at the full-text reading stage)
  Articles recommending management actions to perform under bridges (hanging bat roosting boxes for instance)
  Articles regarding seed dispersal through waterway flow (hydrochory)
  Articles regarding the role of waterway banks in animal drownings
Population
  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)
Exposure/intervention
  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)
Exposure/intervention
  Articles regarding the role of verges in animal collisions
  Articles recommending verge management actions to perform (including fencing to avoid collisions)
Exposure/intervention
  Articles regarding animal collisions without any relation with the role of habitat or corridor of the verges