Mariam Hamzat: The Disappearance of Beauty, Biodiversity and a Bard: How Forest Degradation is Endangering Nigeria’s Ibadan Malimbe

In this new post, Mariam Hamzat—a 5th year student of Pure and Applied Biology at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology—discusses how forest degradation and increased agricultural activities have contributed to the disappearance of the Ibadan Malimbe—an endangered bird endemic to Nigeria.  Endemic to Nigeria is a bird of critical ecosystem importance—the Ibadan malimbe (Malimbus ibadanensis). This rare species of bird belongs to the Ploceidae family … Continue reading Mariam Hamzat: The Disappearance of Beauty, Biodiversity and a Bard: How Forest Degradation is Endangering Nigeria’s Ibadan Malimbe

Jeanelle Brisbane: Building on-island capacity as the foundation for conservation success

For Black History Month, the British Ecological Society (BES) journals are celebrating the work of Black ecologists from around the world and sharing their stories. The theme for UK Black History Month this year is Time for Change: Action Not Words. Jeanelle Brisbane—a wildlife ecologist at WildDominique and the Forestry, Wildlife and Parks Division, Dominica—shares her story below. How did you get into ecology? My … Continue reading Jeanelle Brisbane: Building on-island capacity as the foundation for conservation success

Using functional traits to identify conservation priorities for the world’s crocodylians: Podcast transcript

In this podcast for Functional Ecology, Assistant Editor, Frank Harris, sits down with Phoebe Griffith—a researcher from the Institute of Zoology, London, and the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Oxford University—to discuss her recently published paper ‘Using functional traits to identify conservation priorities for the world’s crocodylians.’ To understand better the functional diversity of crocodylians, Griffiths et al. collected a database of functional traits of all … Continue reading Using functional traits to identify conservation priorities for the world’s crocodylians: Podcast transcript

Martha Muñoz: Vulnerability of tropical anoles to environmental warming

In this blog post, Dr. Martha Muñoz, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University, USA, discusses her recent paper, “The multidimensional (and contrasting) effects of environmental warming on a group of montane tropical lizards.” Este blog también está disponible en español aquí. About the paper Our study centred around exploring vulnerability to environmental warming in a group of montane tropical anoles (lizards) … Continue reading Martha Muñoz: Vulnerability of tropical anoles to environmental warming

Martha Muñoz: Vulnerabilidad de los anolis tropicales al calentamiento ambiental

En esta publicación de blog, la Dra. Martha Muñoz, profesora asistente de Ecología y Biología Evolutiva en la Universidad de Yale, EE. UU., analiza su artículo reciente, “The multidimensional (and contrasting) effects of environmental warming on a group of montane tropical lizards.” Una versión en inglés de esta publicación de blog está disponible para leer aquí. Sobre el papel Nuestro estudio se centró en la … Continue reading Martha Muñoz: Vulnerabilidad de los anolis tropicales al calentamiento ambiental