Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 07/22/2019
Climate change is pushing firms and governments to start to use alternative energy sources to cut and eventually eliminate the use of fossil fuels. Miscanthus (or elephant grass) is sometimes referred to as the "wonder crop", as it is efficient, cheap to grow and profitable for farmers. But just how wonderful is it for biodiversity?
Posted by Vance Russell on 07/19/2019
Today the risk of wildfire is increasing across the United States, particularly in the state of California. In the first of a three-part blog series, Ecosulis Biodiversity Lead Vance Russell and the Environmental Defense Fund's Eric Holst examine the trend, and discuss the difference between a bad fire and a good fire.
Posted by Daniel Allen on 07/02/2019
Scheduled for publication in the autumn, the report will detail how blockchain technologies could shape new ways of restoring nature. As a precursor to this report, a call to action brochure was distributed at the recent Blockchain for Social Impact Conference 2019 in New York.
Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 06/28/2019
Monitoring is usually undertaken as part of a project, however all too often it is not designed to provide information relevant to the questions being asked. If we can’t measure the impact that we are having on biodiversity, then how can we make informed decisions on how to improve it?
Posted by Daniel Allen on 05/31/2019
The Ecosulis Tech Challenge, which closed on April 5, generated a number of interesting submissions encompassing a wide range of rewilding-related technologies. While the quality and potential of these submissions was high, the Ecosulis judging panel felt that five of the most promising entries would benefit from further development. The panel has now provided feedback, with the five entries to be judged again - and the winner announced - in the early summer.
Posted by Vance Russell on 05/17/2019
Edited by Nathalie Pettorelli (Institute of Zoology, London), Sarah M. Durant (Institute of Zoology, London) and Johan T. du Toit (Utah State University), "Rewilding" was published in January 2019. Vance Russell, Ecosulis Biodiversity Lead, shares his thoughts on this new book.