Fellow Sean Jellesmark did a presentation entitled Measuring the impact of wetland reserves on breeding waders on 8th April 2021 during the ‘Statistics at the Zoo’ virtual seminar hosted by the Royal Statistical Society, East Midlands Local Group. He presented research about the impact of conservation on waders from his first and second chapter of his PhD and discussed how counterfactual evaluation can be used in ecology.
As part of Training Session 4 – Theory & practice of communicating at the science-policy interface – Inspire4Nature fellows are now receiving training on interview skills.
This module includes a course by Charlotte Coales, Public Engagement Manager at the Zoological Society of London, that took place (remotely) on the 15 March 2021. Fellows will now be further developing their skills through practical exercises, including where they are interviewed about their work, and another where they act as interviewers.
A short video on how albatrosses and petrels connect countries, and on how their conservation relies on international cooperation, particularly in the high seas. Great scientific communication of the results by Martin Beal and collaborators, just published in Scientific Advances. Continue reading “YouTube: Martin Beal on #60SecondSeabirds”
Inspire4Nature fellow Martin Beal led a new article entitled Global political responsibility for the conservation of albatrosses and large petrels, co-authored among others by Inspire4Nature supervisors: Maria P. Dias and Paulo Catry.
They used the movements of nearly 6000 individual birds from 39 species of albatrosses, and their close relatives the large petrels, to identify the political areas around the world most important to their conservation. They show that these species connect countries around the world, and spend nearly 40% of their time in international waters, highlighting that international collaboration is crucial for ensuring the future of these charismatic creatures.
Kathrin Holenstein published a new blog post on the Inspire4Nature fellows’ website Science4Wildlife. You can read here her his article entitled The necessity of behavior change to reach goals in nature conservation.
Inspire4Nature fellow Konstantina Spiliopoulou led a new article entitled The Natura 2000 network and the ranges of threatened species in Greece, co-authored by Panayiotis G. Dimitrakopoulos, Thomas M. Brooks, Gabriela Kelaidi, Kaloust Paragamian, Vassiliki Kati, Anthi Oikonomou, Dimitris Vavylis, Panayiotis Trigas, Petros Lymberakis, William Darwall, Maria Th. Stoumboudi and Kostas A. Triantis.
This GA was both an occasion to hear about the project’s great scientific results and a training opportunity for the fellows’ to improve their presentation skills.
Inspire4Nature fellow Kathrin Holenstein led a new article entitled Non-native species surrounding protected areas influence the community of non-native species within them, co-authored by William D. Simonson, Kevin G. Smith, Tim M. Blackburn and Anne Charpentier.
Shawn Dove published a new blog post on the Inspire4Nature fellows’ website Science4Wildlife. You can read here his article entitled Conservation tool or environmental threat? Blockchain technology is a double-edged sword.