Category Archives: Reading Group

Qaeco’s favourite papers of 2016

A little late off the mark this time around, we asked people in the lab to nominate a paper they had enjoyed in 2016. This year, we based one of our fortnightly reading groups on this topic and everyone gave … Continue reading

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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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