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Where in the World is WTI? Road Ecologist presents workshop in South Africa

graphic of a hat and magnifying glass over an image of the globe with the text "where in the world is WTI?"The expertise of WTI researchers is in high demand for research collaborations, presentations, and academic exchanges around the world.  “Where in the World is WTI?” will periodically feature partnerships and forums that showcase the growing international scope of our work.

WHERE: Kruger National Park, South Africa

WHO: Rob Ament, Road Ecologist

WHY: African Conference for Linear Infrastructure and Ecology


Group photo of participants at 2019 Ecology conference in South Africa

WTI Road Ecologist Rob Ament traveled to South Africa last week with colleagues Sandra Jacobson and Terry McGuire to present a workshop on how transportation, energy and mining sectors can mainstream biodiversity provisions within linear transportation.  The workshop was one component of the African Conference for Linear Infrastructure and Ecology.  They also presented a poster based on a recently published paper on transportation infrastructure investment in sub-Saharan Africa.


African elephant standing next to road in South AfricaRob’s work in Africa has expanded over the last few years, in part through his position as the co-chair of the Transport Working Group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature.  At the conference last week, he also gave an individual presentation entitled “Biodiversity-friendly surface transportation infrastructure: A global overview,” based on the recent activities of the working group.