St Helena is most at risk from a high number of plant species – pictured here non native New Zealand Flax
‘The ideal situation is what we should be aiming for’ – New Life for the Land #OISF
‘New Life for the Land and Wildlife and People’ – the title of Derek Pretswell’s talk for the Orkney International Science Festival on Tuesday 6th of September, basically summarised his whole presentation.
Studies Of A Rook
Images by Mike Bell
The Very Hungry Caterpillar #COP26
This is believed to be the most extensive study ever undertaken into how insect outbreaks impact freshwater carbon and nitrogen dynamics.
Stunning Images ‘Capturing Ecology’
A close up of a Kumlien’s Gull’s eye, with speckled markings that aren’t quite what they appear, taken by Rebecca Nason in Lerwick Shetland, has been awarded Overall Winner in the British Ecological Society’s annual photography competition, ‘Capturing Ecology’.
Project to Better Locate Offshore Wind Turbines
“As part of this, we are seeking a postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the team and investigate next-generation technologies for hydroacoustic and coordinated measurement. “
Arctic Study of Insect Life Reveals Impact of Climate Change
“The climate of the Arctic is currently changing about twice as fast as the global average. Therefore, the Arctic region provides an important laboratory when we try to understand the effects of climate change on nature.”
The first new species of a living Hawaiian land snail described in 60 years
“This is a happy story where we discovered a snail that is still around.” Norine Yeung
Fossil Fuel, Mercury and the End-Palaeozoic Catastrophe
“The US, Canadian and Russian team found large quantities of burnt coal and woody material, and bituminous blobs in 600 m thick volcanic ashes at the base of the Siberian traps themselves.”
Coul Links: Ramsar status; the UK government has failed in it’s obligations.
I’d like to highlight the environmental protections that should have had much more prominence.