Nick's new book on the rarest butterflies and the future of butterfly conservation available now.
Tyson Wepprich published the best evidence supporting the insect apocalypse. He found that butterflies are declining in abundance by 2% per year in Ohio. He also found this is consistent with other studies worldwide.
The effects of corridors on plant diversity have increased for nearly two decades! Our Science paper was led by Ellen Damschen. Another justification for long-term experiments.
I feel fortunate to have worked with Becky Chaplin-Kramer! We identified the locations in the world where nature does and could contribute to people's needs for high-quality water, pollination, and coastal protection. (article in Science)
Working in the Corridor Project, Trevor Caughlin shows that restoration success best predicted by landscape identify. doi:10.1002/eap.1850
Are surrogate species even useful in conservation, asks Erica Henry in her new paper[journal website]
Our review of how to bring quantitative approaches to conservation of at-risk butterflies. Led by Cheryl Schultz [view e-print]
Postdoc Erica Henry, talking to the Guardian about her work on endangered butterflies threatened by climate change: “You could be paralyzed. But I’ve picked off my little piece, the problem I can help solve.”
Is habitat fragmentation good for biodiversity? No it is not. See Fletcher et al 2018
Landscape corridors subsidize predator diets. Christine Hawn uses heavy isotopes of nitrogen to track how corridors funnel prey to green lynx spiders. [PDF reprint]