Fertilising with nutrient residues: a short-sighted solution for semi-natural grassland productivity?

Lauri Laanisto discusses their recent Commentary, Fertilising semi‐natural grasslands may cause long‐term negative effects on both biodiversity and ecosystem stability. Community ecology was once famously described as ‘collecting stamps’ by John Lawton, as every community is so different and unique in so many ways. Therefore, instead of making generalisations, one can only study unique communities the way a collector studies their unique collection – a very … Continue reading Fertilising with nutrient residues: a short-sighted solution for semi-natural grassland productivity?

Uncertainty matters in modelling, but it can be overcome if some simple rules are followed

In this post Associate Editor Andre Punt discusses a recent Commentary from E. J. Milner-Gulland and Katriona Shea ‘Embracing uncertainty in applied ecology‘ Models are core to many working in the various fields that constitute applied ecology. However, models can mislead researchers and decision makers if used incorrectly.  Uncertainty is pervasive in applied ecology, and if not handled correctly can lead those using models having … Continue reading Uncertainty matters in modelling, but it can be overcome if some simple rules are followed