Protecting an iconic desert one pixel at a time

When dealing with highly invasive plants in fragile ecosystems, managers need effective management tools to prioritize their time and efforts. In their recently published Data Article, Gerst and colleagues describe a new tool by the USA National Phenology Network to help invasive buffelgrass managers efficiently schedule herbicide treatment efforts. The Sonoran Desert, which covers the southern half of the Arizona, southeastern California, and large portions … Continue reading Protecting an iconic desert one pixel at a time

A database of Indian alien vascular flora

Author Achyut Kumar Banerjee introduces his team’s latest Data Article describing ILORA: a database for alien vascular flora in India. India is a land of cultural, geological and biological diversity. Throughout its history, India has been invaded and occupied multiple times, and numerous plant species were introduced during this time. Botanical imperialism reached its zenith during British rule with the establishment of networks of botanical … Continue reading A database of Indian alien vascular flora

ESE Editor’s Choice 2:1 – Answering the call for evidence-based conservation science teaching

Is conservation science failing to prepare students to make an effective contribution to conservation practice? Associate Editor Costanza Rampini introduces our latest Editor’s Choice article by Downey et al. calling for a wider teaching of evidence-based conservation. Although the past 20 years have seen a huge increase in the amount of scientific information available to conservationists, conservation practitioners and land managers still too often rely … Continue reading ESE Editor’s Choice 2:1 – Answering the call for evidence-based conservation science teaching

Open access teaching materials for evidence-based practice in conservation

In their latest review, Harriet Downey and educators from around the world call for a wider teaching of the tools and skills needed to facilitate evidence-based conservation. A version of this post is available in Finnish, French, Japanese and Spanish. Did you know that there are over 12,000 articles published annually in the field of ecology alone? The last 20 years has seen a huge … Continue reading Open access teaching materials for evidence-based practice in conservation

Näyttöön perustuvan luonnonsuojelun käytännön opetusmateriaalit avoimesti saatavilla

Viimeisimmässä katsauksessaan Harriet Downey ja kouluttajat ympäri maailmaa vaativat laajempaa opetusta työkaluista ja taidoista, joita tarvitaan näyttöön perustuvan luonnonsuojelun helpottamiseksi. A version of this post is available in English. Translated to Finnish by Sini Savilaakso. Tiesitkö, että pelkästään ekologian alalla julkaistaan vuosittain yli 12000 artikkelia? Viimeisten 20 vuoden aikana luonnonsuojelijoille saatavilla olevan tiedon määrä on kasvanut huimasti, mutta onko se saanut ihmiset tekemään parempia päätöksiä? … Continue reading Näyttöön perustuvan luonnonsuojelun käytännön opetusmateriaalit avoimesti saatavilla

Matériel pédagogique en libre accès pour une pratique de la conservation des espèces fondé sur des preuves

Dans leur dernière revue, Harriet Downey et des éducateurs du monde entier appellent à un enseignement plus large des outils et des compétences nécessaires pour faciliter la conservation fondée sur des preuves. A version of this post is available in English. Translated to French by Daphne Kerhoas. Saviez-vous que plus de 12 000 articles sont publiés chaque année dans le seul domaine de l’écologie ? … Continue reading Matériel pédagogique en libre accès pour une pratique de la conservation des espèces fondé sur des preuves

エビデンスに基づいた保全のためのオープンアクセス教材

この論文<では、Harriet Downeyさんと世界各地の保全教育に携わる共同研究者たちが、エビデンスに基づいた保全を促進するために必要なツールやスキルをより広く教えることの重要性を主張しています. A version of this post is available in English. Translated to Japanese by Tatsuya Amano. 生態学分野だけで毎年12,000以上の学術論文が出版されているのをご存じでしょうか。過去20年で、生物多様性保全に携わる人々は非常に多くの情報を手に入れることができるようになりました。しかし、これらの情報が新たに手に入るようになったことで、生物多様性保全において、より効果的な意思決定が行われるようになったのでしょうか… Continue reading エビデンスに基づいた保全のためのオープンアクセス教材

Materiales didácticos de acceso abierto para la práctica basada en la evidencia en conservación

En su última revisión, Harriet Downey y docentes de todo el mundo hicieron una petición para una enseñanza más extensa de las herramientas y habilidades necesarias para facilitar la conservación basada en evidencia. A version of this post is available in English. Translated to Spanish by Veronica Zamora-Gutierrez. ¿Sabías que se publican más de 12000 artículos anualmente solo en el campo de la ecología? Los … Continue reading Materiales didácticos de acceso abierto para la práctica basada en la evidencia en conservación

Harvesting the benefits of the open science era in applied ecology  

From open data to preregistration of hypotheses, Erlend Nilsen and colleagues ask how can we make the most of open science in applied ecology? Take a look at this introduction to their recent Commentary and share your thoughts in the comments below. A world in rapid change The world around us is changing rapidly, and much of the research reported through Journal of Applied Ecology is, in … Continue reading Harvesting the benefits of the open science era in applied ecology  

Seals avoid tidal turbine sounds

What do tidal turbines mean for our marine mammals? Gordon Hastie comments on recent article, Harbour seals avoid tidal turbine noise: Implications for collision risk, published in Journal of Applied Ecology. Does reliable tidal energy come at an environmental cost? Renewable energy is rapidly gaining momentum in an effort to cut carbon emissions and reduce the effects of climate change.  Although wind and solar are … Continue reading Seals avoid tidal turbine sounds