Category Archives: Reading Group

Soft ecology

Ecologists are multi-talented folk (if we do say so ourselves!). A diverse set of skills are required to write grants, heft field-gear over mountains, code statistical analyses, run simulation models, draft manuscripts and chat with the media. Less obvious, however, … Continue reading

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Reading group: You made a G today, but you made it in a sleazy way

For this fortnight’s reading group we got together to discuss a recent paper in Conservation Letters by environmental ethicist, Michael Paul Nelson, and colleagues. Emotions and the Ethics of Consequence in Conservation Decisions: Lessons from Cecil the Lion uses the controversy … Continue reading

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Reading Group: Species-fragmented area relationship

Species-area relationships (SARs) are perhaps the closest thing we have to a law of community ecology. Accordingly, they’ve received copious study over the last two decades, from theoretical development and formalisation, to parameterisation for natural systems and use in conservation … Continue reading

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Reading group: Environmental DNA sampling — hope or hype?

In our latest QAEco reading group, Emily McColl-Gausden and Reid Tingley led a discussion on ‘Environmental DNA for wildlife biology and biodiversity monitoring’ by Kristine Bohmann, Alice Evans and colleagues. Bohmann et al. examined eDNA from a monitoring/ecology perspective, and … Continue reading

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Reading group: towards unification

This is the second instalment of our fortnightly reading group blog series. This time, our group was led by Skip Woolley and we discussed the paper Towards a unification of unified theories of biodiversity by McGill 2010. This is an … Continue reading

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Reading group: Toxic Trojans

At QAECO we have a fortnightly reading group where we get together and discuss a paper, blog or piece of research – anything from seminal papers in ecology, new research, ideas from related fields, or just something we find interesting. This … Continue reading

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QAECO’s favourite ecology and conservation papers of 2014

We asked everyone at QAECO to name their favourite ecology, conservation and decision science papers of 2014. The list shows our diverse interests including models and monitoring, fire and frogs, botany and biodiversity and invasions and indices. Here’s what we … Continue reading

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