Woodland expansion in the presence of deer: 30 years of evidence from the Cairngorms Connect landscape restoration partnership (archives.php)

Woodland expansion in the presence of deer: 30 years of evidence from the Cairngorms Connect landscape restoration partnership

Restoring native woodlands to areas where they have been lost is a key element for tackling the nature and climate crises. Natural regeneration offers the potential to achieve this cheaply and at scale, but browsing ungulates like deer can inhibit this or alter the pattern of regeneration. This issue is particularly pronounced in the Scottish Highlands, a heavily deforested region with high deer numbers.

Scientific article: Landscape fires disproportionally affect protected peatlands, meadows and forests under low moisture conditions

In this paper, produced by an Advancing and Applying project looking at the drivers of wildfire, the BTO examined the patterns, and environmental and human drivers of fires in the Polesia landscape for the first time, and discuss implications for the management and restoration of the ecosystem.

Differences in European Greater Spotted Eagles migration strategies

Journal article produced with ELP support on the migration and wintering strategies of European Greater Spotted Eagles Clanga clanga. Published in Bird Conservation International on the 1st December 2021.

Effectively integrating experiments into conservation practice – paper

Nancy Ockendon, Science Manager at ELP, and Bill Sutherland, co-chair of the ELP Landscape Restoration Working Group, are amoung the authors of a new paper published in Ecological Solutions and Evidence which seeks to raise awareness of opportunities to embed experiments in conservation in order to generate new evidence and ultimately improve practice.

One hundred priority questions for landscape restoration in Europe

In order to identify and prioritise possible research directions, the Endangered Landscapes Programme convened a group of more than 40 experts in landscape restoration to identify ‘‘One hundred priority questions for landscape restoration in Europe’. The experts met to identify the one hundred questions that, if answered, would make a substantial difference to our ability…