Effects of Chemicals on Roadside Vegetation and Identification of Best Management Practices
Invasive Species/Vegetation Management
Under 1 year
Research Idea Scope
Urgency and Payoff
All of these chemicals have widespread use, but the individual and cumulative knowledge of their impacts is unknown. Some of these chemicals are particularly onerous to amphibians, already hard hit by climate change. Reduction in use of chemicals to the minimum needed would save DOTs money for the treatments as well as reduce environmental impacts.
ADC30, Ecology and Transportation Committee, as specified in the TRB Research Needs Database, 2009 (Submitted to TRB Database 8/2007)