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Measuring the impact of wetland reserves on breeding waders

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.

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Training module: interview skills

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.

This training module is co-organised by the Zoological Society of London and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.

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New article: Global political responsibility for the conservation of albatrosses and large petrels

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.

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New article: The Natura 2000 network and the ranges of threatened species in Greece

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.

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New article: Non-native Species Surrounding Protected Areas Influence the Community of Non-native Species Within Them

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.

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