New study on the impacts of land-use on non-native species worldwide
A new study led by Daijun Liu (University of Vienna) and coauthored by Wayne was published in Nature Communications. The study used data from the PREDICTS database, Global Naturalised Alien Flora (GloNAF) and other non-native species databases to assess how land-use change affects the incidence and number of non-native species in local assemblages in sites…
Pierre made it back from South Georgia
Pierre had a great field season on South Georgia, and made it back in one piece. The weather looked fab, and A LOT of veg and invert data were collected. Carabid beetles aplenty it seems. Stay tuned for results! Here’s Pierre on Barff peninsula:
Katy passed her PhD viva!
Congratulations to Katy Ivison, who passed her PhD viva with minor corrections back in March. Katy has almost completed her corrections, and is currently working as a post-doc at the University of Birmingham.
Peter’s 2nd PhD paper has been accepted!
Peter’s 2nd paper from his PhD has been accepted for publication in the journal Ecology. Peter led the paper and Wayne is a co-author. The study is entitled “Model selection in occupancy models: inference versus prediction,” and explores how care needs to be taken when using information criteria to identify explanatory variables to be included…
Horizon scanning for potential invasive non-native species in UK Overseas Territories: now published online!
Our paper describing the results of a horizon-scanning project for the UK Overseas Territories has been published online in Conservation Letters. Wayne and Helen Roy (UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology) led the writing of the paper, and Alison is a co-author (during her time working for the Government of Bermuda). The paper highlights the…
Katy had her first paper published!
Well done to Katy Ivison, who got her first lead-author paper published in Journal of Ecology. Katy’s paper investigated trends in herbivory on native and introduced plants across space and time in Norway. To find out more, check out the manuscript here.