SCENARIO: The impacts of long-term declines in insect abundance on ecosystem function
Mr D Roy, Prof T Oliver, Prof J Thomas, Dr T Johns
25 January 2019
The plight of insects has generated worldwide attention from the scientific community and wider public. Recent interest was stimulated by a 27 year study(1) suggesting a loss of 75% in the biomass of flying insects from Protected Areas in Germany, quickly labelled as ‘ecological Armageddon’.
The validation of ecological citizen science data
Dr P Stephens, Mr D Roy, Dr J Judge, Dr G Smith
11 January 2019
Citizen science approaches to wildlife monitoring are growing in scope, scale and prevalence. Long-running examples such as the Pan-European Common Birds Monitoring Scheme, and the UK’s Butterfly Monitoring Scheme show the important impact that these approaches can have on both science and monitoring.