Meglio un dato oggi o una lucertola domani?

This post is a translation of Geoff Heard's blog post on our recent PLoS One paper about destructive sampling. Unfortunately PLoS have mangled the figures on that paper and refused to correct them, so if you're interested here is an updated post-print version with legible figures. Campionamenti distruttivi. Detto così suona male vero? È la … Continue reading Meglio un dato oggi o una lucertola domani?

Optimal release strategies for cost-effective reintroductions

Recently we published a paper about the release of animals as part of reintroduction programmes which was selected as the Editor's Choice in the last issue of Journal of Applied Ecology. You can read the paper for free here, and read the Editor's comment here. And if you want, you can read my summary below … Continue reading Optimal release strategies for cost-effective reintroductions

Dental hygiene for office-bound ecologists

Conservation biologists know that reintroductions are usually more expensive and less likely to succeed than in-situ conservation. This must also hold true for teeth: keeping your own teeth clean and safe in situ by observing regular hygiene practices is a lot cheaper and gives better prospects than having a professional (or even worse a non-professional) … Continue reading Dental hygiene for office-bound ecologists

A lesson learnt (long ago – and resurfacing)

I don't often tell people, but before choosing a science degree, I completed a bachelor in marketing & communication. I then decided it was something I didn't particularly like, but I guess something must have stuck in my subconscious. My last post (below) was aptly titled "centerfold toad" - and voilà, as soon as it … Continue reading A lesson learnt (long ago – and resurfacing)