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Pollinator-flower interactions in gardens during the covid 19 pandemic lockdown of 2020 (2022)
Journal Article
Ollerton, J., Trunschke, J., Havens, K., Landaverde-González, P., Keller, A., Gilpin, A., Rodrigo Rech, A., Baronio, G., Phillips, B., Mackin, C., Stanley, D., Treanore, E., Baker, E., Rotheray, E., Erickson, E., Fornoff, F., Brearley, F., Ballantyne, G.

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.

Insect Pollination and Sustainable Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa (2020)
Journal Article
Tolera, K., & Ballantyne, G. (2021). Insect Pollination and Sustainable Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Pollination Ecology, 27(2), 36-46

We are currently seeing an expansion of pollinator-dependent crops in many parts of the world, but also growing evidence for pollinator population declines and loss of pollinator habitat. Climate change and population growth will place additional dem... Read More about Insect Pollination and Sustainable Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Essential spawning grounds of Scottish herring: current knowledge and future challenges (2022)
Journal Article
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.

Flower‐visitor and pollen‐load data provide complementary insight into species and individual network roles (2024)
Journal Article
Cirtwill, A. R., Wirta, H., Kaartinen, R., Ballantyne, G., Stone, G. N., Cunnold, H., Tiusanen, M., & Roslin, T. (2024). Flower‐visitor and pollen‐load data provide complementary insight into species and individual network roles. Oikos, 2024(4), Artic

Most animal pollination results from plant–insect interactions, but how we perceive these interactions may differ with the sampling method adopted. The two most common methods are observations of visits by pollinators to plants and observations of po... Read More about Flower‐visitor and pollen‐load data provide complementary insight into species and individual network roles.

Stable pollination service in a generalist High Arctic community despite the warming climate (2022)
Journal Article
Cirtwill, A., Kaartinen, R., Rasmussen, C., Redr, D., Wirta, H., Olesen, J., …Roslin, T. (2023). Stable pollination service in a generalist High Arctic community despite the warming climate. Ecological monographs, 93(1), Article e1551. https://doi.org/1

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.

Safeguarding Imperiled Biodiversity and Evolutionary Processes in the Wallacea Center of Endemism (2022)
Journal Article
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/b

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.

Arctic Ghosts: Whale Hunting and Haunting in Arthur Conan Doyle’s 'The Captain of the Pole-Star' (2022)
Journal Article
Alder, E. (2022). Arctic Ghosts: Whale Hunting and Haunting in Arthur Conan Doyle’s 'The Captain of the Pole-Star'. Victorian Studies, 65(1), 43-66

Over-hunting in Arctic seas drove bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus) nearly to extinction by the end of the nineteenth century. Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Captain of the ‘Pole-Star’” (1883), inspired by his youthful 1880 voyage on the Scottish whalin... Read More about Arctic Ghosts: Whale Hunting and Haunting in Arthur Conan Doyle’s 'The Captain of the Pole-Star'.

Building a Sustainable Dental Practice (2023)
Book Chapter
Ballantyne, G., Viviana, C., Valbuena, C., Armstrong, N., & Duane, B. (2023). Building a Sustainable Dental Practice. In B. Duane (Ed.), Sustainable Dentistry: Making a Difference. Cham: Springer

The greatest challenges we currently face as a society are the twin, interconnected threats of climate change and biodiversity loss. They will jeopardise our future if we go about business as usual. This chapter focuses on more sustainable constructi... Read More about Building a Sustainable Dental Practice.

Wood properties and strength grading (2023)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2023, February). Wood properties and strength grading. Presented at ICF South Scotland CPD event

Slides from a CPD event organised for the Chartered Institute of Foresters South Scotland Regional Group - providing an opportunity for tree professionals to learn more about timber strength grading, and the influence silviculture has on wood propert... Read More about Wood properties and strength grading.

Mammalian predators and vegetated nesting habitat drive reduced protected area nesting success of Kentish plovers, Yellow Sea region, China (2023)
Journal Article
Li, D., Bai, Y., Lei, W., Que, P., Liu, Y., Pagani‐Núñez, E., …Zhang, Z. (2023). Mammalian predators and vegetated nesting habitat drive reduced protected area nesting success of Kentish plovers, Yellow Sea region, China. Ecology and Evolution, 13(3

Protected areas provide essential habitats for wildlife by conserving natural and semi-natural habitats and reducing human disturbance. However, whether breeding birds vulnerable to nest predation can benefit from strict land management in the protec... Read More about Mammalian predators and vegetated nesting habitat drive reduced protected area nesting success of Kentish plovers, Yellow Sea region, China.

Where to fish in the forest? Tree characteristics and contiguous seagrass features predict mangrove forest quality for fishes and crustaceans (Dataset) (2023)
Data
Wanjiru, C., Nagelkerken, I., Rueckert, S., Harcourt, W., & Huxham, M. (2023). Where to fish in the forest? Tree characteristics and contiguous seagrass features predict mangrove forest quality for fishes and crustaceans (Dataset). [Dataset]. https://doi.

1) Mangroves often support rich fish and crustacean communities, although faunal abundance and diversity show strong spatio-temporal variability. Consistent patterns in mangrove animal communities might be dictated by forest characteristics, by seasc... Read More about Where to fish in the forest? Tree characteristics and contiguous seagrass features predict mangrove forest quality for fishes and crustaceans (Dataset).

Looking to Livestock: Gauging the Evolution of the EU's Agri-Climate Law and Policy (2023)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Williams, R. (2023, June). Looking to Livestock: Gauging the Evolution of the EU's Agri-Climate Law and Policy. Paper presented at Society of Legal Scholars 2023 Conference, Oxford

Increasingly, awareness of climate impacts from the agricultural sector is growing. In the EU, it is reported that 11.3% of the total greenhouse gas emissions and over 80% of ammonia atmospheric and nitrogen emissions stem from its agricultural secto... Read More about Looking to Livestock: Gauging the Evolution of the EU's Agri-Climate Law and Policy.

Rawls in the mangrove: perceptions of justice in nature-based solutions projects (Dataset) (2023)
Data
Huxham, M. (2023). Rawls in the mangrove: perceptions of justice in nature-based solutions projects (Dataset). [Dataset]. https://doi.org/10.17869/ENU.2023.3090209

1. Adapting to and mitigating against climate change requires the protection and expansion of natural carbon sinks, especially ecosystems with exceptional carbon density such as mangrove forests (an example of ‘blue carbon’). Projects that do this ar... Read More about Rawls in the mangrove: perceptions of justice in nature-based solutions projects (Dataset).

Point of (no) return? Vegetation structure and diversity of restored mangroves in Sulawesi, Indonesia, 14–16 years on (2023)
Journal Article
Djamaluddin, R., Fusi, M., Djabar, B., Evans, D., Holmes, R., Huxham, M., …Diele, K. (2023). Point of (no) return? Vegetation structure and diversity of restored mangroves in Sulawesi, Indonesia, 14–16 years on. Restoration Ecology, 31(7), Article e

Mangrove forests, benefitting millions of people, experience significant degradation. Global recognition of the urgency of halting and reversing this trend have initiated numerous restoration activities. Restoration success is typically evaluated by... Read More about Point of (no) return? Vegetation structure and diversity of restored mangroves in Sulawesi, Indonesia, 14–16 years on.

Brachyuran Crabs of Brazilian Mangrove and Salt Marsh Ecosystems (2023)
Book Chapter
Schmidt, A. J., & Diele, K. (2023). Brachyuran Crabs of Brazilian Mangrove and Salt Marsh Ecosystems. In Y. Schaeffer-Novelli, G. M. D. O. Abuchahla, & G. Cintrón-Molero (Eds.), Brazilian Mangroves and Salt Marshes (179-200). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Brachyuran crabs are the most conspicuous macrobenthic fauna in Brazilian mangrove forests and salt marshes. This chapter presents basic information about the habitat, spatial distribution, and most remarkable biological features of 36 species from t... Read More about Brachyuran Crabs of Brazilian Mangrove and Salt Marsh Ecosystems.

Intraspecific facilitation of the recruitment of a burrowing mangrove crab species along an environmental gradient (2023)
Journal Article
Schmidt, A. J., & Diele, K. (2024). Intraspecific facilitation of the recruitment of a burrowing mangrove crab species along an environmental gradient. Ocean and Coastal Research, 72(suppl 1), 23039-23040. https://doi.org/10.1590/2675-2824072.22162

The exploited mangrove crab Ucides cordatus, an important ecosystem engineer in South American mangroves, has a biphasic lifecycle with pelagic larvae developing offshore. Megalopae return to the mangrove forest to settle, i.e., metamorphose into ben... Read More about Intraspecific facilitation of the recruitment of a burrowing mangrove crab species along an environmental gradient.

The impacts of forestry on breeding curlew distribution – a report to the Forestry Commission (2024)
Report
McGrory, R., Briers, R., Findlay, M., & White, P. (2024). The impacts of forestry on breeding curlew distribution – a report to the Forestry Commission. Forestry Commission

We were commissioned by Forestry Commission (FC) to utilise the large-scale Breeding Waders of English Upland Farmland (BWEUF) data and the wider literature to provide evidence for several questions posed by the Curlew Recovery Partnership relating t... Read More about The impacts of forestry on breeding curlew distribution – a report to the Forestry Commission.

Optimisation of Open-habitat Bird Surveys – a report to the Forestry Commission (2024)
Report
Borthwick, M., Findlay, M., Briers, R., & White, P. (2024). Optimisation of Open-habitat Bird Surveys – a report to the Forestry Commission. Forestry Commission

In the process of offering financial grants to landowners seeking to create new areas of woodland in England, the Forestry Commission (FC) requires surveying of proposed woodland creation sites for breeding birds in order to assess the suitability of... Read More about Optimisation of Open-habitat Bird Surveys – a report to the Forestry Commission.

Mapping the Anthropocene: Atelier NL, a Case Study of Place-Based Material Craft Practices (2023)
Journal Article
Panneels, I. (2023). Mapping the Anthropocene: Atelier NL, a Case Study of Place-Based Material Craft Practices. Arts, 12(4), Article 177. https://doi.org/10.3390/arts12040177

This paper argues that mapping as a methodology can support localised production, as exemplified in the case study of the design studio Atelier NL which marries contemporary design sensibilities with traditional glass and ceramics craft-making techni... Read More about Mapping the Anthropocene: Atelier NL, a Case Study of Place-Based Material Craft Practices.

A blue carbon model for the European flat oyster (Ostrea edulis) and its application in environmental restoration (2023)
Journal Article
Lee, H. Z. L., Davies, I. M., Baxter, J. M., Diele, K., & Sanderson, W. G. (2024). A blue carbon model for the European flat oyster (Ostrea edulis) and its application in environmental restoration. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 3

1. Historically, considerations of the carbon budget of bivalve shellfish have disproportionately focused on the cycling of carbon in shell alone, overlooking respiratory release and the potential role of bivalve shellfish habitats in the stabilizati... Read More about A blue carbon model for the European flat oyster (Ostrea edulis) and its application in environmental restoration.