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August 12, 2015

Remote assessment of locally important ecological features across landscapes: how representative of reality?

A recently published paper in Ecological Applications describes the local ecological footprinting tool (LEFT), which uses globally available databases, modelling, and algorithms to remotely assess locally important ecological features across landscapes based on five criteria: biodiversity (beta-diversity), vulnerability (threatened species), ... Continue reading

July 21, 2015

Kathy Willis wins 2015 Michael Faraday Prize

Professor Kathy Willis has been awarded the 2015 prize for her excellent work in science communication. The Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture is awarded annually to the scientist or engineer whose expertise in communicating scientific ideas to a ... Continue reading

December 3, 2014

Studying the impact of Jatropha plantations in Mozambique

In November, LTEL researchers were in Mozambique to study the impact of Jatropha plantations in Sofala region. The study focuses on the socio-economic and environmental impacts of one of the last Jatropha projects that is still in place in southern Africa. For more ... Continue reading

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