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  • via freshwaterblog from The BioFresh blog
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    2 months 2 weeks ago
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    A Swedish boreal stream. Image: mrdonb | Flickr Creative Commons

    Freshwater ecosystems across the world are affected by multiple pressures acting in tandem, which can cause complex and unpredictable results for their health and diversity. As a result, the topic is a key focus for many aquatic scientists globally.

    Human land use is an important driver of multiple pressures. Two common land-use pressures stem from agricultural activities and hydromorphological alterations. Agricultural activities can cause increased nutrient concentrations as a result of fertiliser run-off, cause sediment build-ups as a result of soil erosion, and alter ecosystem hydrology and connectivity through water abstraction.

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  • via sleather2012 from Don't Forget the Roundabouts
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    2 months 3 weeks ago
  • via Florian Hartig from Theoretical Ecology
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    2 months 3 weeks ago
    As I said before, I’m firmly siding with Andrew Gelman (see e.g. here) in that model checking is dangerously neglected in Bayesian practice. The philosophical criticism against “rejecting” models (double-using data etc. etc.) is all well, but when using Bayesian methods in practice, I see few sensible alternatives to residual checks (both guessing a model and… Read the full article.
  • via Jeremy Fox from Dynamic Ecology
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    2 months 3 weeks ago

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  • via dinoverm from Parasite Ecology
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    2 months 3 weeks ago
    EEID 2017 in Santa Barbara was a hit! The poster session and all of the social events took place outside in beautiful weather, to the immense enjoyment of (almost) everyone. There were 57 talks and ~135 posters, which added up … Continue reading → Read the full article.
  • via Journal of Applied Ecology from The Applied Ecologist's blog
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    2 months 3 weeks ago
    In this post, Daniel Bergin discusses issue 54.3’s Practitioner’s Perspective, Holistic management of live animals confiscated from illegal wildlife trade by Dr. Thomas Gray and colleagues. Armed detectives burst through the door. Traffickers are arrested, media coverage generated, and live animals are rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. But what happens next? What happens next is […] Read the full article.
  • via CJAB from Conservation Bytes
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    2 months 3 weeks ago
    Just like there are many styles to writing scientific manuscripts, there are also many ways to respond to a set of criticisms and suggestions from reviewers. Likewise, many people and organisations have compiled lists of what to do, and what not to do, in a response to reviews of your manuscript (just type ‘response to […] ... Read the full article.
  • via EEPuckett from WildlifeSNPits
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    2 months 3 weeks ago

    In 2009 the United Nations reported that half of the world’s human population lived in cities and was expected to grow to 66% by 2050.  The movement of people from dispersed living to concentration in urban environments is a large change both for human civilization and for the environment.  Urbanization is the process of changing from natural habitats to dense grey space made up primarily of buildings, roads, and accessory infrastructure (e.g. street lights, underground sewage pipes, power lines, etc) accompanied by dense human populations.  While many cities are well established, humans continue to build new cities or expand cities outward in a network of suburban environments.  And urbanization is not simply about a transition from green to grey space, other abiotic changes such as changes in light regimens due to artificial lighting, increased pollution, and increased...

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  • via Benjamin Blonder from Natural Curiosities
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    2 months 3 weeks ago
  • via Camilla Morrison-Bell from BES Ecology and Policy Blog
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    2 months 3 weeks ago

    Parliamentary Links Day brings together academic societies across the science and engineering disciplines with parliamentarians, and this year’s theme was UK Science and Global Opportunities. The day consisted of keynote speakers and panel discussions along this theme. This was the first year that the British Ecological Society was an official partner organisation for this event.

    The role of UK Research & Innovation

    Sir John Kingman, soon to be the chair of UK Research & Innovation (UKRI), emphasised the importance of the continuity provided by the reappointment of Jo Johnson as Minister for Universities and Science and Greg Clark as the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Jo Johnson described the £6 billion investment (to reach £8 billion in 4 years) by the Government in research and development (R&D) as “big potatoes”. He pointed to the creation...

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