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 on ecosystems

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

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