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Compartmentalization of bacterial and fungal microbiomes in the gut of adult honeybees

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Callegari, M., Crotti, E., Fusi, M., Marasco, R., Gonella, E., De Noni, I., …Daffonchio, D. (2021)
Compartmentalization of bacterial and fungal microbiomes in the gut of adult honeybees. npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, 7, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41522-021-00212-9
The core gut microbiome of adult honeybee comprises a set of recurring bacterial phylotypes, accompanied by lineage-specific, variable, and less abundant environmental bacteri...

Optimising recruitment in habitat creation for the native European oyster

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Chapman, E. C., Rodriguez-Perez, A., Hugh-Jones, T., Bromley, C., James, M. A., Diele, K., & Sanderson, W. G. (2021)
Optimising recruitment in habitat creation for the native European oyster. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 170, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112579
European oyster (Ostrea edulis) restoration often requires the timely deployment of shell habitat for larval settlement. To inform this increasingly popular process, the prese...

Insect Pollination and Sustainable Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Tolera, K., & Ballantyne, G. (2021)
Insect Pollination and Sustainable Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Pollination Ecology, 27(2), 36-46
We are currently seeing an expansion of pollinator-dependent crops in many parts of the world, but also growing evidence for pollinator population declines and loss of pollina...

Sediment Temperature Impact on Population Structure and Dynamics of the Crab Austruca iranica Pretzmann, 1971 (Crustacea: Ocypodidae) in Subtropical Mangroves of the Persian Gulf

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Saeedi, H., Kamrani, E., Nordhaus, I., & Diele, K. (2018)
Sediment Temperature Impact on Population Structure and Dynamics of the Crab Austruca iranica Pretzmann, 1971 (Crustacea: Ocypodidae) in Subtropical Mangroves of the Persian Gulf. Wetlands, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13157-018-0998-5
Ocypodid crabs inhabit intertidal sandy/muddy flats of tropical and sub-tropical mangroves. Iran has three species of the genus Austruca. In contrast to A. sindensis and A. la...

Beach Litter Sampling Strategies: is there a ‘Best’ Method?

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Velander, K., & Mocogni, M. (1999)
Beach Litter Sampling Strategies: is there a ‘Best’ Method?. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 38(12), 1134-1140. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0025-326X%2899%2900143-5
Ten methods for sampling beach litter were tested on 16 beaches located around the Firth of Forth, Scotland in order to ascertain the effectiveness of the various methods. Bot...

Maritime litter and sewage contamination at Cramond Beach Edinburgh — A comparative study

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Velander, K. A., & Mocogni, M. (1998)
Maritime litter and sewage contamination at Cramond Beach Edinburgh — A comparative study. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 36(5), 385-389. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0025-326X%2897%2900204-X
Beach litter was monitored between April and October 1994 at Cramond Beach, Edinburgh. When compared with data collected over the same period in 1984, it was found that overal...

Carbon in the coastal seascape: how interactions between mangrove forests, seagrass meadows and tidal marshes influence carbon storage

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Huxham, M., Whitlock, D., Githaiga, M., & Dencer-Brown, A. (2018)
Carbon in the coastal seascape: how interactions between mangrove forests, seagrass meadows and tidal marshes influence carbon storage. Current Forestry Reports, 4(2), 101-110. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40725-018-0077-4
Purpose of review: We use the ‘seascape’ concept to explore how interactions between mangrove forests, tidal marshes and seagrass influences the storage of carbon in these eco...

Pollinator importance networks illustrate the crucial value of bees in a highly speciose plant community

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Ballantyne, G., Baldock, K. C. R., Rendell, L., & Willmer, P. (2017)
Pollinator importance networks illustrate the crucial value of bees in a highly speciose plant community. Scientific Reports, 7(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-08798-x
Accurate predictions of pollination service delivery require a comprehensive understanding of the interactions between plants and flower visitors. To improve measurements of p...

From shiny shoes to muddy reality: understanding how meso-state actors negotiate the implementation gap in participatory forest management

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Kairu, A., Upton, C., Huxham, M., Kotut, K., Mbeche, R., & Kairo, J. (2018)
From shiny shoes to muddy reality: understanding how meso-state actors negotiate the implementation gap in participatory forest management. Society and Natural Resources, 31(1), 74-88. https://doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2017.1382628
Recent research on participatory forest management (PFM) in the global south has highlighted the existence of a widespread “implementation gap” between the ambitious intent en...

Measuring the role of seagrasses in regulating sediment surface elevation

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Potouroglou, M., Bull, J. C., Krauss, K. W., Kennedy, H. A., Fusi, M., Daffonchio, D., …Huxham, M. (2017)
Measuring the role of seagrasses in regulating sediment surface elevation. Scientific Reports, 7, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-12354-y
Seagrass meadows provide numerous ecosystem services and their rapid global loss may reduce human welfare as well as ecological integrity. In common with the other ‘blue carbo...