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Table 6 Coding tool for the database of included studies

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

Coding variable

Details/Examples

ID

Unique identifier of the publication

Source

Source of the publication (e.g. WOS, ZR, grey literature)

Reference

Authors, year, title, publisher

DOI

 

Publication type

Book chapter, journal article, thesis, report, etc.

Article language

English/French

Specific question

Question Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, Q5, or Q6

Study design

Spatial/temporal/spatial and temporal comparisons

Risk of bias

Low/medium

Study country

 

Study region(s)

 

GPS coordinates

 

Biological group(s)

Amphibians/birds/reptiles/small mammals/bats/other mammals

LTI

Roads/railways/powerlines/pipelines/waterways

LTI verge

Description of verge and its habitat (grassland, shrubland, hedge, forest, etc.)

Comparison

Questions Q2 and Q4: type of habitat of the control site

Question Q1 and Q3: management practices (mowing, pesticide spreading, pruning, planting, fence laying, etc.)

Questions Q5 and Q6: landscape metric(s) and spatial scale(s)

Outcomes

Abundance, species richness, Shannon index, etc.

Included in narrative synthesis

 

Included in meta-analyses