STICS - Stirling Conservation Science

Katie Murray and Zarah Pattison We recently held our departmental lunchtime “Conservation Conversation”, discussing whether or not invasive non-native species (INNS) are really that bad after all. This is an interesting...

Who migrates further, the eel or the person trying to conserve them? Not that it’s a competition, of course, but I do think that I win. The European eel (Anguilla anguilla)...

By Kathleen Stosch  @KathleenStosch Our brains naturally compartmentalise things. Germans call this ‘Schubladendenken’ which translates as ‘drawer thinking’. We have drawers for different species, different people and different scientific disciplines. This...

By Tom Bradfer-Lawrence @_EcologyTom The heat haze is intense. Not only is the sun burning in the sky, but an incessant desert wind is blowing straight out of the Gobi. And,...

By Tom Mason. I have recently returned from a conference in the foothills of the Austrian Alps where one presentation in particular resonated with me. It concerned the fate of the...

These last two weeks I have been lucky enough to be at two workshops that could not have been more different. One was surrounded by the high mountains of the French...

You might think that having the ability to fly makes bats highly mobile animals, but this is not necessarily the case. The shape of their wings is often a telling feature...

The British Ecological Society has a special interest Tropical Ecology Group (BES-TEG), there for all us “tropicologists” to get together, whether it’s via social media or through the annual BES-TEG meeting...

Remember Attenborough’s soothing voice on a Sunday night? For many watching nature on TV at an early age kick-started a passion for wildlife and future careers in the fields of conservation...

We all know that access to sufficient clean water is vital for sustaining life. For us humans, the ideal scenario is that everyone can go to a tap in their house,...