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Consistent concentrations of critically endangered Balearic shearwaters in UK waters revealed by at-sea surveys

Jessica Ann Phillips, Alex N. Banks, Mark Bolton, Tom Brereton, Pierre Cazenave, Natasha Gillies, Oliver Padget, Jeroen Van Der Kooij, James Waggit & Tim Guilford
Aim: Europe’s only globally critically endangered seabird, the Balearic shearwater (Puffinus mauretanicus), is thought to have expanded its post-breeding range northwards into UK waters, though its distribution there is not yet well understood. This study aims to identify environmental factors associated with the species’ presence, and map the probability of presence of the species across the western English Channel and southern Celtic Sea, and estimate the number of individuals in this area. Location: The western...

The vulnerability of shellfish aquaculture to climate change and ocean acidification– a global assessment

Phoebe Stewart-Sinclair, Tom Wilding, Kim Last & Ben Payne
Human-induced climate change and ocean acidification (CC-OA) is changing the physical and biological processes occurring within the marine environment, with poorly understood implications for marine life. Within the aquaculture sector, molluscan culture is a relatively benign method of producing a high-quality, healthy and sustainable protein source for the expanding human population. We modelled the Vulnerability of global bivalve mariculture to impacts of CC-OA over the period 2020 to 2100, under RCP8.5. Vulnerability, assessed at the...

Experimental evidence that novel land management interventions inspired by history enhance biodiversity

Robert Hawkes, Jennifer Smart, Andy Brown, Helen Jones, Steve Lane, Colin Lucas, James McGill, Nick Owens, Amanda Ratier Backes, Jonathan Webb, Doreen Wells & Paul Dolman
To address biodiversity declines within semi-natural habitats, land-management must cater for diverse taxonomic groups. Integrating our understanding of the ecological requirements of priority (rare, scarce or threatened) species through ‘biodiversity auditing’, with that of the intensity and complexity of historical land-use, encourages novel forms of management. Experimental confirmation is needed to establish whether this enhances biodiversity conservation relative to routine management. Biodiversity auditing and historical land-use of dry-open terrestrial habitats in Breckland (Eastern England) both...

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  • Natural England
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  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
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  • Bangor University
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  • University of East Anglia
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  • Scottish Association For Marine Science
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  • Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science
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  • University of Oxford
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  • Plymouth Marine Laboratory
    1
  • Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
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