An overview of the Global Road-Mapping Scheme
William Laurance & Andrew Balmford (2014) A global map for road building. Nature
William Laurance et al. (2014) A global strategy for road building. Nature
An overview of road impacts
Laurance WF, Burgues Arrea I. (2017) Roads to riches or ruin? Global infrastructure expansion must balance social benefits and environmental hazards. Science.
Alamgir et al. (2017) Economic, Socio-Political and Environmental Risks of Road Development in the Tropics. Current Biology.
William Laurance et al. (2015) Estimating the environmental costs of Africa’s massive development corridors. Current Biology.
Clements GR, Lynam AJ, Gaveau D, Yap WL, Lhota S, et al. (2014) Where and how are roads endangering mammals in Southeast Asia's forests? PLoS ONE 9(12): e115376. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0115376
William Laurance et al. (2009) Impacts of roads and linear clearings on tropical forests. Trends in Ecology & Evolution
Editorials and popular articles about roads
Mason Campbell et al. (2017) Optimising future tropical roads. Australian Wildlife
Mason Campbellet al. (2017) Roads to ruin: Can we build roads that benefit people while not destroying nature? Australasian Science
William Laurance (2015) Roads to Ruin. New York Times.
William Laurance (2014) Global 'roadmap' shows where to put roads without costing the earth. The Conversation.
William Laurance (2013) Can roads have a positive effect on nature? Australian Geographic
William Laurance (2012) As roads spread in rainforests, the environmental toll grows. Yale Environment 360 Magazine
William Laurance (2009) Roads to ruin. New Scientist
Ecological studies of road impacts
Mahmoud Mahmoud et al. (2017) Alternative routes for a proposed Nigerian superhighway to limit damage to rare ecosystems and wildlife. Tropical Conservation Science
Laurance WF, Campbell MJ, Alamgir M, Mahmoud MI. (2017) Road expansion and the fate of African forests. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Christopher Barber et al. (2014) Roads, deforestation, and the mitigating effect of protected areas in the Brazilian Amazon. Biological Conservation
William Laurance et al. (2006) Impacts of roads and hunting on central-African rainforest mammals. Conservation Biology
Susan Laurance et al. (2004) Effects of road clearings on movement patterns of understory rainforest birds in central Amazonia. Conservation Biology
William Laurance et al. (2001) The future of the Brazilian Amazon. Science