Spotlight: Conservation in marine habitats

This month, Journal of Applied Ecology turns its focus to the health of the worlds’ oceans, with a new Spotlight, Conservation in marine habitats. Ignasi Montero-Serra summarizes the importance of this collection of work that provides a variety of cutting-edge tools to quantify the impact of major stressors, and to guide management actions across marine habitats; from the intertidal to the deep sea. Marine habitats … Continue reading Spotlight: Conservation in marine habitats

Issue 55:4

From stressed trees in cities to the recovery of coral in the deep ocean, here are some highlights from our latest issue: Applying ecology to inform plant disease management policy and avoid regulator-grower conflict Our Editor’s Choice for this issue How could the EU’s LIFE funds enhance conservation in Natura 2000? Prioritisation exercises to better-distribute funds in the EU Warming, insect pests and water stress … Continue reading Issue 55:4

Modelling the long-term recovery of deep-sea corals following a spill: optimising monitoring and management strategies

This World Oceans Day, we’re diving into the deep sea and coral recovery. Fanny Girard discusses the recent article, Projecting the recovery of a long‐lived deep‐sea coral species after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill using state‐structured models. Although the deep sea is the largest ecosystem on earth, it is also the least understood due to its inaccessibility. Advances in technology in the last few decades … Continue reading Modelling the long-term recovery of deep-sea corals following a spill: optimising monitoring and management strategies