Using Indigenous and Western Science as a pathway for freshwater research across Canada

Steven Alexander and colleagues discuss their team’s latest research examining the extent to which Indigenous science and knowledge contribute to freshwater research and monitoring across Canada. There are many benefits to drawing upon diverse knowledge systems in environmental research. Such practices – referred to by various terms including bridging, weaving, or braiding – have been shown to improve our collective understanding of environmental change, expand … Continue reading Using Indigenous and Western Science as a pathway for freshwater research across Canada

The hidden world of colours: a thermal story

This blog is part of our colourful countdown to the holiday season where we’re celebrating the diversity and beauty of the natural world. In this post, Johnathan Goldenberg of Ghent University unpicks the fascinating role of scale colouration in lizard temperature control and what this means under climate change. Colour is around us everyday, and we often talk about colours like everyone has the same experience as … Continue reading The hidden world of colours: a thermal story

From blind amoeba to Nemo: the evolution of fish (and vertebrate) vision

This blog is part of our colourful countdown to the holiday season where we’re celebrating the diversity and beauty of the natural world. In this post, Martin Luehrmann of The University of Queensland takes us on a journey through the development of sight through the evolution of fish and early vertebrates. Imagine waking up and the world is black, your eyelids won’t open. You are … Continue reading From blind amoeba to Nemo: the evolution of fish (and vertebrate) vision

Apresentando o Prêmio Chico Mendes

Estamos muito felizes em anunciar o Prêmio Chico Mendes (Chico Mendes Prize), nosso novo prêmio bienal para o melhor artigo da categoria “Practice Insight” publicado por um profissional em início de carreira no periódico Ecological Solutions and Evidence. A version of this post is available in English. O Prêmio Chico Mendes será entregue a cada dois anos para o melhor artigo na categoria Practice Insights publicado … Continue reading Apresentando o Prêmio Chico Mendes

Introducing the Chico Mendes Prize for the best early career practitioner

Following the announcement of the Georgina Mace Prize last week, we are delighted to announce the Chico Mendes Prize, our new biennial prize for the best Practice Insights article published by an early career practitioner in Ecological Solutions and Evidence. A version of this post is available in Portuguese. The Chico Mendes Prize will be awarded every two years to the best Practice Insights article published in … Continue reading Introducing the Chico Mendes Prize for the best early career practitioner

Cryptic floral colouration: beyond human vision.

This blog is part of our colourful countdown to the holiday season where we’re celebrating the diversity and beauty of the natural world. In this post, Caroline Dong of Tulane University unearths the diverse world of floral colouration and what we have yet to discover in these decorative but mysterious plants. Floral colouration can be a useful and predictable trait. The colouration of flowers is … Continue reading Cryptic floral colouration: beyond human vision.

Reefs don’t just look better after restoration – they also sound healthier

Conservationists are launching bold programmes to actively restore coral reefs around the world, but efforts are hampered by a lack of effective monitoring. In their latest research, Lamont and colleagues explore the use of passive acoustic monitoring for measuring the success of coral reef restoration. Co-author Ben Williams swims us through the study… Over 50% of the world’s tropical reef habitat has been lost since … Continue reading Reefs don’t just look better after restoration – they also sound healthier

Twenty years of tallgrass prairie restoration in northern Illinois, USA

Elizabeth Bach and Bill Kleiman share their latest findings from monitoring long-term ecosystem restoration on The Nature Conservancy’s Nachusa Grassland preserve. The challenges facing our planet can feel overwhelming and paralyzing. Climate is changing, biodiversity is declining, people are struggling to be in community with one another. However, there are signs of hope. The United Nations declared 2021-2030 as the Decade on Restoration, upholding ecosystem … Continue reading Twenty years of tallgrass prairie restoration in northern Illinois, USA

Introducing the Georgina Mace Prize for the best early career researcher

We are delighted to announce that the annual Ecological Solutions and Evidence prize for the best Research article in the journal by an early career researcher will be named the Georgina Mace Prize. The British Ecological Society awards an annual prize to the best research paper by an early career author in each of the Society’s journals. The winner of the Early Career Researcher Award … Continue reading Introducing the Georgina Mace Prize for the best early career researcher

Spider body coloration plays an important role in foraging and predator avoidance

This blog is part of our colourful countdown to the holiday season where we’re celebrating the diversity and beauty of the natural world. In this post, Shichang Zhang of Hubei University unravels the role of body coloration on prey capture and predator avoidance in spiders. Animals have evolved a variety of body colours during evolution. The body colour of spiders is best known for its … Continue reading Spider body coloration plays an important role in foraging and predator avoidance