Tuesday taster: 15/08/2017

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Tuesday taster: 08/08/2017

Bjorn’s still away, so this week’s Tuesday Tasters are from me:

 

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Insights: Kimberley Simpson

In Insights we discover the story behind and beyond a recent publication in Functional Ecology. What inspired the authors to do the research, how did the project develop and what implications might their results have on the scientific community and on society?

KSThis week, Kimberley Simpson of the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences at the University of Sheffield will provide some more detail on her paper on the implication of selection plant trade-offs.

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Tuesday taster: 01/08/2017

Bjorn’s in the field this week, so here are a few things for anyone stuck in an office, on plane, train or automobile or trying to make the most of conference wifi:

 

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InSite/Out: In the field for the TeaComposition H2O Initiative 2/?

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The TeaComposition H2O initiative aims to understand long-term aquatic decomposition and carbon cycling in seagrass meadows, mangrove forests, tidal marshes, all types of freshwater wetlands as well as lakes, ponds and streams. I’d like to share a little bit this diversity with some photos we have received so far.

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Insights: Gail Schofield

In Insights we discover the story behind and beyond a recent publication in Functional Ecology. What inspired the authors to do the research, how did the project develop and what implications might their results have on the scientific community and on society?

This week, Dr Gail Schofield from the Centre of Integrative Ecology at Deakin University, Warrnambool in Australia talks about her paper on the use of drones to detect mating patterns in loggerhead sea turtles.

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Tuesday taster: 25/07/2017

Last week I was in Sweden for my field work. One of the rangers, Hans Fransson, in the Nature Reserve where I work is a guide in the cave systems under Tåbergs Iron mountain in his free time. The 343 meter high mountain is rich in iron (titanomagnetite olevinite) which has led to a large system of tunnels. In winter, six species of bats hibernate in these tunnels. The ‘bat entrance’ of the tunnels is equipped with photo acoustic equipment by which the staff can identify each individual entering the caves. The Tåberg tunnel system is open for guided tours.

In my Tuesday Taster of 27 June, I highlighted the public outrage of the governmental decision to recommence logging in the Polish Białowieża National Park. This week Nature published a piece with a little more background, also demonstrating the role of the EU in safeguarding our precious ecosystems.

The British Ecological Society’s photo competition is now open. This year’s theme is ‘Capturing Ecology’, so get out your camera while you’re on field work or on holiday. Rules and eligibility criteria can be found on the BES website.

I wish everyone a good week.

Best, Bjorn

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Tuesday taster: 18/07/2017

Hi all,

Some practical advice on how to effectively reduce your personal carbon emissions (hint: it’s not just replacing your light bulbs) can be found in a new paper by Wynes and Nicholas.

Another good read, but on the effects of extreme climate events on shift in breeding time of wild passerine.

When you submit your paper to Functional Ecology, you may want to think a few moments longer about choosing an appropriate title. A very nice analysis by executive editor Charles Fox and Sean Burns shows the evolution of titles in Functional Ecology, and highlights some indicators for a title to be appealing to editors and reviewers, and to attract more citations.

Enjoy your week,

Bjorn

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