Beth and Eleanor have just published a review paper on “Dung beetle–mammal associations: methods, research trends and future directions” in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Lots of new, exciting avenues for further research!
Matt Struebig is an editor on a Frontiers in Forests and Global Change special issue on Fragmentation and Connectivity in Tropical Forests. Deadline for submissions is the 27th March.
Check out our new Policy Directions article in Journal of Applied Ecology on the benefits of riparian buffers, knowledge gaps, scientific support, and directions for policy here. Funded by our Newton Project grant, and a collaboration between LOMBOK scientists, SEARRP, and the Department for Irrigation and Drainage.
A new paper in Molecular Ecology Research by Dr Rosie Drinkwater is now online here. Rosie used metabarcoding of blood meals of two species of leech common to all of us who work in the forests of Borneo, the tiger leech and the brown leech, to see if they differed in their ability to detect [read more]
The last few months have seen four more of our students complete their PhDs. Congratulations to Dr Dave Hemprich-Bennett on completing his research on bats, Dr Nick Deere on his PhD on mammals in HCV areas, Dr Simon Mitchell on his PhD on researching fragmentation effects on birds, Dr Deidre Kerdraon-Byrne on her PhD in [read more]
University of Kent PhD student Jess Haysom has been spending her time up in the canopy studying canopy mammals. Find out what she has been up to and how difficult, but also exciting it can be in the treetops in her new blog.
Another Dr in our midst – congratulations to Dr Tor Kemp on completing her PhD on bats, foodwebs, isotopes, and of course dung beetles. Watch this space for some exciting papers!
Congratulations to QML PhD student Rosie on becoming a Dr! Find out more about Rosie’s work on using leech blood meals to monitor mammals using DNA here.
Eleanor Slade is co-editing a Frontiers in Forests and Global Change Special Issue: Improving Environmental Sustainability in Oil Palm: Linking Science, Policy, & Practice across the Tropics. Submssion is now open so if you have some exciting research waiting to be published click here to read more!
A new paper by our PhD student Simon Mitchell in Journal of Applied Ecology shows that riparain reserves in oil palm plantations are important for birds, especially if they are >40m wide. The paper is open access and you can read it here!