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

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

William Laurance (2007) Road to ruin. New Scientist

William Laurance (2009) Roads to ruin. New Scientist

William Laurance (2012) As roads spread in rainforests, the environmental toll grows. Yale Environment 360 Magazine

William Laurance (2013) Can roads have a positive effect on nature? Australian Geographic

William Laurance (2014) Global 'roadmap' shows where to put roads without costing the earth. The Conversation.

Ecological studies of road impacts

William Laurance et al. (2001) The future of the Brazilian Amazon. Science

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. (2006) Impacts of roads and hunting on central-African rainforest mammals. Conservation Biology

Christopher Barber et al. (2014) Roads, deforestation, and the mitigating effect of protected areas in the Brazilian Amazon. Biological Conservation