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Congratulations to Kathrin Holenstein, awarded a PhD!

Bravo to Inspire4Nature fellow Kathrin Holenstein, for having been awarded a PhD degree by the University of Montpellier, with her project on the Permeability of European Protected Areas to Non-Native Species.

This project was a collaboration between the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (supervisor: Anne Charpentier), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (Kevin Smith) and the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (Will Simonson).

One chapter is already published:

Holenstein, K., Simonson, W.D., Smith, K.G., Blackburn, T.M., Charpentier, A. (2021) Non-native species surrounding protected areas influence the community of non-native species within them. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8, 625137. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2020.625137Open Access Repository

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Bravo to Scott Ford, awarded a PhD!

Huge congratulations to Inspire4Nature fellow Scott Ford, for having been awarded a PhD degree by the University of Copenhagen (UCPH), for his project on Protected-Area Dynamics: Patterns, drivers, and environmental outcomes of changes in protected-area boundaries and designations.

This project was a collaboration between the University of Copenhagen (supervisors: Ole Mertz, Martin Rudbeck Jepsen), UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (Naomi Kingston) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (Thomas Brooks) and the European Environmental Agency (Brian MacSharry). Continue reading “Bravo to Scott Ford, awarded a PhD!”

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Congratulations to Clare Lewis for her new position as a Senior Research Analyst at DEFRA

Congratulations to Inspire4Nature fellow Clare Lewis for her new position as a Senior Research Analyst at DEFRA, the UK Government’s Department for the Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs. Clare is now providing research and analysis to support the development of DEFRA’s domestic and international marine policy, more specifically leading on social science evidence and evaluation to inform the implementation of marine protected areas.

We wish her all the best in this new stage of her career!

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New paper: Growth of non-English-language literature on biodiversity conservation

Fellow Marie-Morgane Rouyer co-authored a publication in the journal Conservation Biology compared the growth in scientific studies in conservation published in English versus 15 other languages. It found similar rates of growth for 12 out of the 15 languages, underscoring the importance of non-English-language articles to improving the understanding of biodiversity and its conservation. The publication was led by Shawan Chowdhury and Tatsuya Amano at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Chowdhury, S., Gonzalez, K., Aytekin, M. Ç. K., Baek, S.-Y., Bełcik, M., Bertolino, S., Duijns, S., Han, Y., Jantke, K., Katayose, R., Lin, M.-M., Nourani, E., Ramos, D. L., Rouyer, M.-M., Sidemo-Holm, W., Vozykova, S., Zamora-Gutierrez, V., & Amano, T. (2022). Growth of non-English-language literature on biodiversity conservation. Conservation Biology, e13883. https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13883  Open Access Repository

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New paper: Green Turtles Highlight Connectivity Across a Regional Marine Protected Area Network in West Africa

Fellow Martin Beal co-authored a publication in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science investigating the connectivity in green turtle populations across Marine Protected Areas in West Africa.  Using satellite tags to follow 45 green turtles during the internesting period, their results highlight the importance of the existing MPA network, but also its gaps.

Patrício, A. R., Beal, M., Barbosa, C., Diouck, D., Godley, B. J., Madeira, F. M., Regalla, A., Traoré, M. S., Senhoury, C., Sidina, E., & Catry, P. (2022). Green Turtles Highlight Connectivity Across a Regional Marine Protected Area Network in West Africa. Frontiers in Marine Science, 9. https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmars.2022.812144 Open Access Repository

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Bravo to Sean Jellesmark, awarded a PhD!

Huge congratulations to Inspire4Nature fellow Sean Jellesmark for having been awarded a PhD degree by the University College London, for his project on Measuring the impact of conservation on species’ populations.

This project was a collaboration between the University College London (supervisors: Tim Blackburn), the Zoological Society of London (Mike Hoffmann, Louise McRae, Robin Freeman), the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (Richard Gregory) and IIASA (Piero Visconti). Continue reading “Bravo to Sean Jellesmark, awarded a PhD!”

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Bravo to Martin Beal, awarded a PhD!

Huge congratulations to Inspire4Nature fellow Martin Beal for having been awarded a PhD degree Magna Cum Laude by ISPA – Instituto Universitário! In a public presentation by videoconference, Martin presented his project on Identifying marine Key Biodiversity Areas using tracking data.

This project was a collaboration between ISPA (supervisor: Paulo Catry), BirdLife International (Maria Dias, Paul Donald, Stu Butchart), the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (Steffen Oppel) and the British Antarctic Survey (Richard Phillips). Continue reading “Bravo to Martin Beal, awarded a PhD!”

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Presentation: Are Marine Protected Areas well-placed for the conservation of Atlantic migratory seabirds?

Fellow Marie-Morgane Rouyer presented her work at the Student Conference on Conservation Science, the 31st March 2022, at Cambridge. Her talk, entitled Are Marine Protected Areas well-placed for the conservation of Atlantic migratory seabirds?, won the third prize for the best presentation!

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Presentation: Les Aires Marines Protégées sont-elles aux bons endroits pour conserver les oiseaux marins migrateurs ?

Fellow Marie-Morgane Rouyer was invited to present her work at the 10th meeting of the RESOM group (Réseau National Oiseaux Marins). This meeting, organised by the Office français de la biodiversité, the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle and the Groupement d’intérêt scientifique oiseaux marins, took place on the 9-10 March 2022, in Port Camargue, France.

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