If you were buying a car, you would compare the market for the car that suits your needs. Well, the same now can be done for ecosystem service approaches. The Tool Assessor, run by the Ecosystems Knowledge Network should be the first port of call, providing time-saving information on the right tool for the job. This article provides a summary of the main features of the website and relevant links.
The Woodland Trust along with 70 organisations are looking to the British public to sign the Charter for trees, woods and people. Some 800 years after the original Forest Charter of 1217. The new charter will guide policy and practice through the power of the people. Read on to find out more and to sign up to become part of the momentous occasion this November.
“Rewilding needs an enabling policy environment” were the thoughts from Paul Jepson summarised in our summer newsletter. In this article Helen Meech, director of Rewilding Britain puts this statement into context and provides a fuller picture of what the next steps need to be.
Feedback's in - this year’s ialeUK conference was a great success! Speakers and attendees were impressed on the breadth and depth of subjects discussed and the many opportunities to mingle and engage with a wide variety of people. This article summarises briefly my personal experience of the event.
What works in conservation is an important question to practitioners and policy makers. For a long time many commonly undertaken conservation interventions are done with very little evidence. This is sometimes the case because "it is the way they have always been done". If you are involved in implementing conservation actions, this article and accompanying links are very much focused at helping you.
A recent one-day event on the topic of Ecosystem Services by Design was jointly organised by Cranfield University and the Landscape Institute East of England and South East member branches. Calila, an MA student studying landscape and urbanism provides her impressions of the day.
We know that invertebrates are important indicators of environmental change; however, the current taxonomic scope of landscape research remains fairly small and the response of various taxa to landscape factors is heterogeneous. Chris Foster provides an overview of his research to date which aims to provide useful new evidence to inform landscape planning and design for invertebrates.
The ialeUK conference this year was on the topic of landscape characterisation, methods and applications in Landscape Ecology. Meg James, an ecology student from the University of Reading, gives her experience of the conference.
The winners are announced from the book competition, publicised in the summer newsletter. Members (or savvy social media followers) had a chance to win a copy of a new book on Urban Landscape Ecology, which was edited by ialeUK and featured many topics discussed at the ialeUK 2014 conference. Read on to find out what the answer was and the two lucky winners.