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Interactions between migration and disease in an invasive crop pest

Interactions between migration and disease in an invasive crop pest

Many insect pests have the ability to migrate vast distances in remarkably short periods of time. This has significant implications with regards to their geographical spread and the transmission of the diseases they carry. There is a complex interaction between insect migration and disease, with evidence that the latter is capable of either promoting or […]

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Growing your cake and eating it: a model-based investigation of trade-offs in biodiversity and potential ecosystem service supply across Britain

Growing your cake and eating it a model-based investigation of trade-offs in biodiversity and potential ecosystem service supply across Britain

Britain, in common with many other parts of the globe, faces the challenge of managing its land for multiple ends in the face of a rising population and likely climate warming. Thus new science is needed to help search for socially, economically and ecologically optimal solutions to the way land is managed. Models are a […]

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Functional changes in coral reef marine protected areas

Functional changes in coral reef marine protected areas

Ecology has traditionally assessed communities based on species identity, but increasingly the traits of those species are being assessed instead, to measure functional diversity. By focussing on traits, such as body size, diet, and growth form, this approach aims to capture some of the characteristics that define the functional roles of species. Functional diversity approaches […]

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Coupled hydrogeophysical and geomechanical modelling of slope stability for improved early warning of landslides

Coupled hydrogeophysical and geomechanical modelling of slope stability for improved early warning of landslides

There is a growing interest in linking hydrogeological and geomechanical models to improve understanding of landslide failure processes, but progress has been limited by an inability to provide high spatial and temporal resolution input data on the physical properties of the subsurface (e.g. strength, composition) and changes associated with hydraulic processes (e.g. pore pressure, moisture […]

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A multi-scale assessment of the regrowth potential of secondary forests in the Brazilian Amazon

A multi-scale assessment of the regrowth potential of secondary forests in the Brazilian Amazon

Now that humanity has cleared or damaged at least three-quarters of the world’s primary forests, the regrowth of tropical forests plays a key role in global biogeochemical cycles, climate regulation and biodiversity conservation. It has been estimated that 20% of total past deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is now covered by secondary forests, yet their […]

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