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Safeguarding Imperiled Biodiversity and Evolutionary Processes in the Wallacea Center of Endemism (2022)
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Struebig, M. J., Aninta, S. G., Beger, M., Bani, A., Barus, H., Brace, S., …Supriatna, J. (2022). Safeguarding Imperiled Biodiversity and Evolutionary Processes in the Wallacea Center of Endemism. Bioscience, 72(11), 1118-1130. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biac085

Wallacea—the meeting point between the Asian and Australian fauna—is one of the world's largest centers of endemism. Twenty-three million years of complex geological history have given rise to a living laboratory for the study of evolution and biodiv... Read More about Safeguarding Imperiled Biodiversity and Evolutionary Processes in the Wallacea Center of Endemism.

Capitalizing on the global financial interest in blue carbon (2022)
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Friess, D., Howard, J., Huxham, M., Macreadie, P. I., & Ross, F. (2022). Capitalizing on the global financial interest in blue carbon. PLOS Climate, 1(8), e0000061. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pclm.0000061

Natural climate solutions are crucial interventions to help countries and companies achieve their net-zero carbon emissions ambitions. Blue carbon ecosystems such as mangroves, seagrasses, and tidal marshes have attracted particular attention for the... Read More about Capitalizing on the global financial interest in blue carbon.

Stable pollination service in a generalist High Arctic community despite the warming climate (2022)
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Cirtwill, A., Kaartinen, R., Rasmussen, C., Redr, D., Wirta, H., Olesen, J., …Roslin, T. (in press). Stable pollination service in a generalist High Arctic community despite the warming climate. Ecological monographs, https://doi.org/10.1002/ecm.1551

Insects provide key pollination services in most terrestrial biomes, but this service depends on a multi-step interaction between insect and plant. An insect needs to visit a flower, receive pollen from the anthers, move to another conspecific flower... Read More about Stable pollination service in a generalist High Arctic community despite the warming climate.

Pollinator-flower interactions in gardens during the covid 19 pandemic lockdown of 2020 (2022)
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Ollerton, J., Trunschke, J., Havens, K., Landaverde-González, P., Keller, A., Gilpin, A., …Arnold, S. (2022). Pollinator-flower interactions in gardens during the covid 19 pandemic lockdown of 2020. Journal of Pollination Ecology, 31(9), 87-96. https://doi.org/10.26786/1920-7603%282022%29695

During the main COVID-19 global pandemic lockdown period of 2020 an impromptu set of pollination ecologists came together via social media and personal contacts to carry out standardised surveys of the flower visits and plants in gardens. The surveys... Read More about Pollinator-flower interactions in gardens during the covid 19 pandemic lockdown of 2020.

Bioturbation Intensity Modifies the Sediment Microbiome and Biochemistry and Supports Plant Growth in an Arid Mangrove System (2022)
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Fusi, M., Booth, J. M., Marasco, R., Merlino, G., Garcias-Bonet, N., Barozzi, A., …Daffonchio, D. (2022). Bioturbation Intensity Modifies the Sediment Microbiome and Biochemistry and Supports Plant Growth in an Arid Mangrove System. Microbiology Spectrum, 10(3), https://doi.org/10.1128/spectrum.01117-22

In intertidal systems, the type and role of interactions among sediment microorganisms, animals, plants and abiotic factors are complex and not well understood. Such interactions are known to promote nutrient provision and cycling, and their dynamics... Read More about Bioturbation Intensity Modifies the Sediment Microbiome and Biochemistry and Supports Plant Growth in an Arid Mangrove System.

Circular economy research on building construction and demolition waste: A review of current trends and future research directions (2022)
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Oluleye, B. I., Chan, D. W., Saka, A. B., & Olawumi, T. O. (2022). Circular economy research on building construction and demolition waste: A review of current trends and future research directions. Journal of Cleaner Production, 357, Article 131927. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.131927

The circular economy (CE) paradigm has piqued public interests worldwide as a significant innovative attempt to conserve finite resources, reduce waste, and shift away from the linear economy. An emerging shift to a CE model is unavoidable for resour... Read More about Circular economy research on building construction and demolition waste: A review of current trends and future research directions.

Essential spawning grounds of Scottish herring: current knowledge and future challenges (2022)
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Frost, M., & Diele, K. (2022). Essential spawning grounds of Scottish herring: current knowledge and future challenges. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 32, 721-744. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11160-022-09703-0

Scotland once had the largest herring fishery globally, generating local income, identity, and societal change. Following historic stock collapse, in spring 2018/2019 large herring shoals were observed on the west coast for the first time in decades,... Read More about Essential spawning grounds of Scottish herring: current knowledge and future challenges.

Expert range maps of global mammal distributions harmonised to three taxonomic authorities (2022)
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Marsh, C. J., Sica, Y. V., Burgin, C. J., Dorman, W. A., Anderson, R. C., del Toro Mijares, I., …et al. (2022). Expert range maps of global mammal distributions harmonised to three taxonomic authorities. Journal of Biogeography, 49(5), 979-992. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.14330

Aim Comprehensive, global information on species' occurrences is an essential biodiversity variable and central to a range of applications in ecology, evolution, biogeography and conservation. Expert range maps often represent a species' only availa... Read More about Expert range maps of global mammal distributions harmonised to three taxonomic authorities.

Quantification and Characterisation of Pre-Production Pellet Pollution in the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai, Aotearoa-New Zealand (2022)
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Hunter, E. C., de Vine, R., Pantos, O., Clunies-Ross, P., Doake, F., Masterton, H., & Briers, R. A. (2022). Quantification and Characterisation of Pre-Production Pellet Pollution in the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai, Aotearoa-New Zealand. Microplastics, 1(1), 67-84. https://doi.org/10.3390/microplastics1010005

Plastic pollution is threatening aquatic ecosystems and wildlife. Understanding the characteristics and extent of plastic pollution is the first step towards improving management and therefore the environmental impacts. Pre-production pellets are use... Read More about Quantification and Characterisation of Pre-Production Pellet Pollution in the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai, Aotearoa-New Zealand.

Pond ecology and conservation: research priorities and knowledge gaps (2021)
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Hill, M. J., Greaves, H. M., Sayer, C. D., Hassall, C., Milin, M., Milner, V. S., …Wood, P. J. (2021). Pond ecology and conservation: research priorities and knowledge gaps. Ecosphere, 12(12), Article e03853. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3853

Ponds are amongst the most biodiverse and ecologically important freshwater habitats globally and may provide a significant opportunity to mitigate anthropogenic pressures and reverse the decline of aquatic biodiversity. Ponds also provide important... Read More about Pond ecology and conservation: research priorities and knowledge gaps.

Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation: Challenges and Opportunities for the ASEAN Region (2021)
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Siman, K., Friess, D. A., Huxham, M., McGowan, S., Drewer, J., Koh, L. P., …Sjögersten, S. (2021). Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation: Challenges and Opportunities for the ASEAN Region. COP26 Universities Network

Nature-based climate solutions (NbS) are widely available, scalable, and cost-effective mechanisms to sequester carbon and safeguard Southeast Asia’s large carbon stocks. In addition, NbS provide ample co-benefits such a reducing haze, protecting bio... Read More about Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation: Challenges and Opportunities for the ASEAN Region.

Conceptualizing ecosystem degradation using mangrove forests as a model system (2021)
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Yando, E. S., Sloey, T. M., Dahdouh-Guebas, F., Rogers, K., Abuchahla, G. M., Cannicci, S., …Friess, D. A. (2021). Conceptualizing ecosystem degradation using mangrove forests as a model system. Biological Conservation, 263, Article 109355. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109355

The status and potential degradation of an ecosystem is often difficult to identify, quantify, and characterize. Multiple, concurrent drivers of degradation may interact and have cumulative and confounding effects, making mitigation and rehabilitatio... Read More about Conceptualizing ecosystem degradation using mangrove forests as a model system.

The harvesting process and fisheries production of the venus clam Anomalocardia flexuosa in a Brazilian Extractive Reserve, with implications for gender-sensitive management (2021)
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da Silva Mourão, J., Lopez Baracho, R., de Faria Lopes, S., Correia Medeiros, M., & Diele, K. (2021). The harvesting process and fisheries production of the venus clam Anomalocardia flexuosa in a Brazilian Extractive Reserve, with implications for gender-sensitive management. Ocean and Coastal Management, 213, Article 105878. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2021.105878

Resource managers are increasingly concerned regarding the sustainability of the small-scale fishery of the venus clam Anomalocardia flexuosa, a key livelihood resource extracted by Brazilian traditional coastal communities in the intertidal or shall... Read More about The harvesting process and fisheries production of the venus clam Anomalocardia flexuosa in a Brazilian Extractive Reserve, with implications for gender-sensitive management.

Assessing mangrove restoration practices using species‐interaction networks (2021)
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O'Connell, D. P., Fusi, M., Djamaluddin, R., Rajagukguk, B. B., Bachmid, F., Kitson, J. J. N., …Evans, D. M. (2022). Assessing mangrove restoration practices using species‐interaction networks. Restoration Ecology, 30(4), Article e13546. https://doi.org/10.1111/rec.13546

Mangroves are uniquely important ecosystems, for preserving biodiversity, sustaining livelihoods and mitigating against climate change. However they are degraded globally and are therefore a priority for ecosystem restoration. To date, the assessment... Read More about Assessing mangrove restoration practices using species‐interaction networks.

A functional analysis reveals extremely low redundancy in global mangrove invertebrate fauna (2021)
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Cannicci, S., Lee, S. Y., Bravo, H., Cantera-Kintz, J. R., Dahdouh-Guebas, F., Fratini, S., …Diele, K. (2021). A functional analysis reveals extremely low redundancy in global mangrove invertebrate fauna. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(32), Article e2016913118. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2016913118

Deforestation results in habitat fragmentation, decreasing diversity, and functional degradation. For mangroves, no data are available on the impact of deforestation on the diversity and functionality of the specialized invertebrate fauna, critical f... Read More about A functional analysis reveals extremely low redundancy in global mangrove invertebrate fauna.

Diel oxygen fluctuation drives the thermal response and metabolic performance of coastal marine ectotherms (2021)
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Booth, J., Fusi, M., Giomi, F., Chapman, E., Diele, K., & McQuaid, C. (2021). Diel oxygen fluctuation drives the thermal response and metabolic performance of coastal marine ectotherms. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 288(1953), https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.1141

Coastal marine systems are characterized by high levels of primary production that result in diel oxygen fluctuations from undersaturation to supersaturation. Constant normoxia, or 100% oxygen saturation, is therefore rare. Since the thermal sensitiv... Read More about Diel oxygen fluctuation drives the thermal response and metabolic performance of coastal marine ectotherms.

Optimising recruitment in habitat creation for the native European oyster (2021)
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Chapman, E. C., Rodriguez-Perez, A., Hugh-Jones, T., Bromley, C., James, M. A., Diele, K., & Sanderson, W. G. (2021). Optimising recruitment in habitat creation for the native European oyster. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 170, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112579

European oyster (Ostrea edulis) restoration often requires the timely deployment of shell habitat for larval settlement. To inform this increasingly popular process, the present study investigated temporal and spatial abundance patterns of O. edulis... Read More about Optimising recruitment in habitat creation for the native European oyster.

The sediment carbon stocks of intertidal seagrass meadows in Scotland (2021)
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Potouroglou, M., Whitlock, D., Milatovic, L., MacKinnon, G., Kennedy, H., Diele, K., & Huxham, M. (2021). The sediment carbon stocks of intertidal seagrass meadows in Scotland. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 258, Article 107442. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2021.107442

Seagrasses are highly productive ecosystems and hotspots for biodiversity, providing a plethora of benefits to the environment and to people. Their value in sequestering and storing carbon is increasingly being recognised, as the world searches for w... Read More about The sediment carbon stocks of intertidal seagrass meadows in Scotland.

Compartmentalization of bacterial and fungal microbiomes in the gut of adult honeybees (2021)
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Callegari, M., Crotti, E., Fusi, M., Marasco, R., Gonella, E., De Noni, I., …Daffonchio, D. (2021). Compartmentalization of bacterial and fungal microbiomes in the gut of adult honeybees. npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, 7, Article 42. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41522-021-00212-9

The core gut microbiome of adult honeybee comprises a set of recurring bacterial phylotypes, accompanied by lineage-specific, variable, and less abundant environmental bacterial phylotypes. Several mutual interactions and functional services to the h... Read More about Compartmentalization of bacterial and fungal microbiomes in the gut of adult honeybees.