Plant vegetation to act as a buffer to exclude pollution
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Planting vegetation adjacent to roads to act as a buffer has been suggested as a way to reduce their impact on surrounding habitats (Spellerberg, 1998). In particular buffer zones may help to reduce the inputs of pollutants from vehicle exhausts to nutrient-poor shrubland ecosystems (Angold, 1997)
Spellerberg, I. A. N. (1998). Ecological effects of roads and traffic: a literature review. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 7(5), 317-333.
Angold, P. G. (1997). The impact of a road upon adjacent heathland vegetation: effects on plant species composition. Journal of Applied Ecology, 409-417.