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Widening the Road in a Tropical Country with Scale

This photo was taken in 2009 after a mountain road had been widened. The small layer of soil supporting the diverse tropical rainforest is observable. The road was widened from a single car road to a road that could easily handle two-way traffic and up to three cars in some areas. A single lane track of road runs along the right side of the photograph. One of the streams runs along the mountain off to the right of this photograph. Contains one of the researchers for scale.
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Resource Group Degradation of a Tropical Stream
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Life science discipline (subject)
Keywords Tropical rainforest, Tropical streams, Human Impact
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Pedagogical Use Description Can be used as part of a series of photographs to show the increased level of sediment within the streams after road construction. Can also be used to show the soil structure underneath a tropical rainforest.
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Primary Author Affiliation Cornell University
Department of Entomology
Ithaca, NY 14853
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Secondary Author Name(s) D. Nicholas McLetchie
Secondary Author Affiliation(s) University of Kentucky
Department of Biology
Lexington, KY 40506
Submitter Name Christopher Stieha
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Rights CC-NC-SA
Date Of Record Submission 2012-09-11

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