Seeing the woods for the trees: do woodland networks benefit biodiversity?
Prof K Park, Prof J Bullock, Dr Elisa Fuentes-Montemayor, Dr K Watts
18 January 2019
Overview. The concept of ecological networks, and their focus on landscape-scale conservation, has been promoted globally as a key approach to biodiversity conservation in fragmented landscapes.
Understanding marine predator habitat use in the Mediterranean through eDNA
School of Biology
Dr S Goodman, Dr E Valsecchi
7 January 2019
Overview. Understanding how animals use their habitats in relation to environmental and ecological factors is fundamental to basic ecological studies, evaluating potential exposure to impacts from human activities, and assessing species vulnerability to climate and ecosystem change.
Rewilding and Conservation - Insect faunas and natural grazing
Dr E Panagiotakopulu, Dr P Walsh
10 January 2019
After Vera’s seminal work on rewilding and the evidence for the importance of herbivores as part of the dynamic natural cycle, various rewilding projects across Europe have attempted to protect areas, to provide an understanding of grazing regimes of old breeds of herbivores and to collate data which may be used for conservation.