Tag Archives: ecology

Now you see me, now you don’t: The impact of imperfect detection on species distribution models

By Gurutzeta Guillera-Arroita and José Lahoz-Monfort (This article was first published in the March 2014 issue of Decision Point, The Monthly Magazine of the Environmental Decisions Group) All ecologists know that wildlife surveys are almost never perfect. Individuals are often missed and even whole … Continue reading

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QAECO’s favourite ecology and conservation papers of 2013

We asked everyone to nominate their favourite paper of 2013, and here’s what they said. What we’ve learnt from this exercise is that as a group we have diverse interests, but particularly enjoy papers published in Methods in Ecology and … Continue reading

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Qaecologists at INTECOL, London 2013

As if the lab couldn’t get any quieter, next week 13 Qaecologists will be in London for the 11th INTECOL congress. Here are the details of their talks and posters. Check them out!! ORAL PRESENTATIONS Monday Freya Thomas, Cindy Hauser … Continue reading

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Qaecologists at ESA Minneapolis 2013

Conference season in the northern hemisphere continues and it’s still pretty quiet back home in the QAECO lab. In the coming week, three qaecologists are presenting at the 98th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America. Here are the … Continue reading

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Gauging the extent of ecosystem novelty: measuring levels of biological invasion

By Jane Catford (This article was first published in the July 2013 issue of Decision Point, The Monthly Magazine of the Environmental Decisions Group) It is all very well having an academic definition of novel ecosystems, but how do we identify them in … Continue reading

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Evidence and the conservation manager: what evidence does a manager need?

By Carly Cook (This article was first published in the June 2013 issue of Decision Point, The Monthly Magazine of the Environmental Decisions Group) It’s often said that there’s a gap between conservation science and conservation management, that the work of conservation researchers … Continue reading

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What could be wrong with transparent conservation decision-making?

By Michael Bode (This article first appeared in the Spring 2013 newsletter of the Resource Modelling Association. The newsletter and society journal – Natural Resource Modelling – contain some great articles on modelling that contains both biological and economic processes). There is a … Continue reading

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Species on the move: things to consider when translocating species

The last QAECO reading group tackled a topic of great interest to all the people in the group, be they Q, A, or ECO. We discussed a new paper in Annals of The New York Academy of Sciences where Mark … Continue reading

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The best ecology and conservation papers of 2012

We asked everyone at QAECO to name their favourite ecology and conservation science paper of 2012. Here’s what they chose and why. Geoff Heard Hudgens, B.R. et al. (2012). How complex do models need to be to predict dispersal of threatened … Continue reading

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QAECOlogist Talks at #ESAus2012

We’re looking forward to ecologists descending on Melbourne for the 2012 meeting of the Ecological Society of Australia. QAECO is sponsoring a student mixer on the Wednesday evening (I think it’s full in case you were hoping to get ticket), … Continue reading

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