Claudia Muzychko condivide il suo ultimo studio sulle pratiche in cui viene documentata l’attuale attività in loco nella Violet Prairie, negli Stati Uniti, e fornisce un riferimento per la pianificazione gestionale del restauro delle praterie. Una versione di questo post è disponibile in inglese. A volte, nella gestione del territorio, possiamo concentrarci così tanto sui problemi diretti che complicano le nostre pratiche che non abbiamo … Continue reading Pratiche di restauro adattativo su scala progressiva per le praterie in altopiano
Claudia Muzychko shares her latest Practice Insights which documents current on-site activity on Violet Prairie, USA, and provides a management planning reference for prairie restoration. A version of this post is available in Italian. Sometimes in land management we can focus so intently on direct problems complicating our practices that we may not have the space or time to step back and review the overall … Continue reading Adaptive staged-scale restoration practices for upland prairies
Johanna Kauffert and co-authors take us back to one early morning of a fawn rescue in June in order to demonstrate how opportunistically sampled field data of wildlife volunteers can be used to reconstruct birth distributions. It’s early morning (or rather still in the middle of the night) when I get up to drive to the countryside with my colleagues. Before the first rays of … Continue reading Research Stories: From wildlife-savers to citizen scientists
Ecological Solutions and Evidence is delighted to announce 27 new Associate Editors who have joined the Editorial Board following our latest open call across all seven BES journals. At the end of 2022, the British Ecological Society journals conducted an open recruitment process for Associate Editors across all seven BES journals. This was the third time such a process has been conducted as we continue … Continue reading New Associate Editors 2023: Ecological Solutions and Evidence
Tracy McKay and Laura Finnegan share their latest research investigating what affects ungulate occurrence in forest harvest blocks in west-central Alberta, Canada. Five years ago, our research group developed an idea with forest companies to help conserve woodland caribou – Rangifer tarandus, the same species as the Eurasian reindeer – in western Canada. Summer after summer, our crews drove the mud and gravel roads spiderwebbing … Continue reading Forestry raises the predation risk to caribou – we found ways to reduce it
Lilli Kaarakka shares findings from her team’s review article assessing the evidence for the potential of specific improved forest management (IFM) practices to sequester carbon and enhance carbon storage in forests. Humans and forests share an infinite, intertwined history; forests have provided us with food, fuel and material for building homes, as well as a place of refuge and spirituality. In the most recent part … Continue reading Where and how do we manage for carbon in forestry in a changing world?
Originally posted and adapted from Natural History of Ecological Restoration blog. Andrew Kaul and colleagues present their latest research exploring whether seed additions can improve restoration outcomes in oak woodlands. Throughout most of the eastern United States, oak woodlands were once a widespread and dominant ecosystem. These woodlands experienced periodic fires, which prevented woody trees and shrubs from growing so densely that the overstory canopy … Continue reading Seed additions facilitate herb-layer restoration in a temperate oak woodland
Winifred Frick and colleagues share their latest research that tested a novel conservation approach targeted at improving foraging conditions near bat hibernacula with the overall aim of improving habitat conditions that can aid population resilience and recovery. Can we make them fatter? This was the million-dollar question that started the Fat Bat program at Bat Conservation International (BCI). It took a couple years of trial, … Continue reading Grub Hub for Fat Bats
We’re excited to announce Luke Potgieter as the winner of the 2022 Georgina Mace Prize, celebrating the best article in the journal by an author at the start of their career. Winner: Luke Potgieter Research: Prioritizing sites for terrestrial invasive alien plant management in urban ecosystems About the research Rapid urbanization is placing increased pressure on natural, restored and designed ecosystems to provide services to … Continue reading Georgina Mace Prize 2022: Winner announced for early career researcher award
Ellie Scopes describe her team’s latest article re-assessing the extinction risk and conservation status of hazel dormice (Muscardinus avellanarius) using long-term monitoring data. Threats assessments and conservation priority often become entangled, despite different aims. Whilst threat assessments focus on the proximity of the species to extinction, usually with objective guidelines, conservation priority is more subjective and will involve considerations of the economic and cultural value … Continue reading Chronic declines and Red Listing: Are hazel dormice Endangered?