Ecologies Along Route Ways

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Ecologies along route ways form in local scale ecosystems due to the influences of human activities in. Route way ecologies tend to occur on roads, canals and railways where the growth of urban areas supports small scale ecosystem. Along train tracks, access is usually restricted by fences and walls and so wildlife is often encouraged to live there such as badgers and foxes. Brambles that have colonised make perfect habitats for nesting; nevertheless the area may be at risk of vandalism by youths and litter thrown from trains and cars. If maintenance does take place along this route way, then natural succession will be restricted. Since main train stations are usually found in urban areas, these route ways may be the only suitable habitat
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