Solutions science – Ciencia de soluciones

Claire Wordley (Conservation Evidence project, University of Cambridge) looks at evaluation and evidence in testing interventions and asks the question, ‘What works in conservation’? A Spanish version  of this post is also available. Evidence in conservation: does it matter? What do scaring juvenile offenders, giving steroids to head trauma patients, and bat bridges all have in common? They are all examples of interventions that were … Continue reading Solutions science – Ciencia de soluciones

Effective management options for exotic fish species: round goby case study – with Portuguese translation

In this post, Marina Lopes Bueno, PhD Student in Applied Ecology at the University of Lavras, Brazil, discusses the recent  Journal of Applied Ecology article, A dynamical model for invasive round goby populations reveals efficient and effective management options by N’Guyen and colleagues. Marina has also included a Portuguese translation of this post. Journal of Applied Ecology is dedicated to making papers more accessible and increasing engagement with … Continue reading Effective management options for exotic fish species: round goby case study – with Portuguese translation

Research, management and local knowledge: an innovative approach to invasive species control

Executive Editor, Marc Cadotte shares his thoughts on Jennifer Firn and colleagues’ new article, Integrating local knowledge and research to refine the management of an invasive non-native grass in critically endangered grassy woodlands and why utilising local knowledge is vital if we’re to provide successful solutions to environmental issues.  While many hurdles hamper the successful application of ecological concepts and theories to developing solutions to environmental … Continue reading Research, management and local knowledge: an innovative approach to invasive species control