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Landscape‐scale drivers of liana load across a Southeast Asian forest canopy differ to the Neotropics (2022)
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Waite, C. E., van der Heijden, G. M. F., Field, R., Burslem, D. F. R. P., Dalling, J. W., Nilus, R., …Boyd, D. S. (2022). Landscape‐scale drivers of liana load across a Southeast Asian forest canopy differ to the Neotropics. Journal of Ecology, https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.14015

Lianas (woody vines) are a key component of tropical forests, known to reduce forest carbon storage and sequestration and to be increasing in abundance. Analysing how and why lianas are distributed in forest canopies at landscape scales will help us... Read More about Landscape‐scale drivers of liana load across a Southeast Asian forest canopy differ to the Neotropics.

Eutrophication has a greater influence on floodplain lake carbon cycling than dam installation across the middle Yangtze region (2022)
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Zeng, L., McGowan, S., Swann, G. E., Leng, M. J., & Chen, X. (2022). Eutrophication has a greater influence on floodplain lake carbon cycling than dam installation across the middle Yangtze region. Journal of Hydrology, 614, Article 128510. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2022.128510

Carbon cycling in shallow floodplain lakes is complex due to variability in delivery of flood-derived allochthonous organic matter (OM). Human activities have potential to significantly modify the carbon balance of lakes by damming which restricts ex... Read More about Eutrophication has a greater influence on floodplain lake carbon cycling than dam installation across the middle Yangtze region.

Double down on remote sensing for biodiversity estimation: a biological mindset (2022)
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Rocchini, D., Torresani, M., Beierkuhnlein, C., Feoli, E., Foody, G. M., Lenoir, J., …Ricotta, C. (2022). Double down on remote sensing for biodiversity estimation: a biological mindset. Community Ecology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s42974-022-00113-7

In the light of unprecedented planetary changes in biodiversity, real-time and accurate ecosystem and biodiversity assessments are becoming increasingly essential for informing policy and sustainable development. Biodiversity monitoring is a challeng... Read More about Double down on remote sensing for biodiversity estimation: a biological mindset.

Urbanization and seasonality strengthens the CO 2 capacity of the Red River Delta, Vietnam (2022)
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Salgado, J., Duc, T. A., Nga, D. T., Panizzo, V. N., Bass, A. M., Zheng, Y., …McGowan, S. (2022). Urbanization and seasonality strengthens the CO 2 capacity of the Red River Delta, Vietnam. Environmental Research Letters, 17(10), Article 104052. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ac9705

Tropical rivers are dynamic CO2 sources. Regional patterns in the partial pressure of CO2 (pCO2) and relationships with other a/biotic factors in densely populated and rapidly developing river delta regions of Southeast Asia are still poorly constrai... Read More about Urbanization and seasonality strengthens the CO 2 capacity of the Red River Delta, Vietnam.

In flux: Annual transport and deposition of suspended heavy metals and trace elements in the urbanised, tropical Red River Delta, Vietnam (2022)
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Roberts, L. R., Do, N. T., Panizzo, V. N., Taylor, S., Watts, M., Hamilton, E., …Salgado, J. (2022). In flux: Annual transport and deposition of suspended heavy metals and trace elements in the urbanised, tropical Red River Delta, Vietnam. Water Research, 224, Article 119053. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2022.119053

Due to the depositional environment, river deltas are said to act as filters and sinks for pollutants. However, many deltas are also densely populated and rapidly urbanizing, creating new and increased sources of pollutants. These sources pose the ri... Read More about In flux: Annual transport and deposition of suspended heavy metals and trace elements in the urbanised, tropical Red River Delta, Vietnam.

Global patterns of vascular plant alpha diversity (2022)
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Sabatini, F. M., Jiménez-Alfaro, B., Jandt, U., Chytrý, M., Field, R., Kessler, M., …Bruelheide, H. (2022). Global patterns of vascular plant alpha diversity. Nature Communications, 13(1), Article 4683. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-32063-z

Global patterns of regional (gamma) plant diversity are relatively well known, but whether these patterns hold for local communities, and the dependence on spatial grain, remain controversial. Using data on 170,272 georeferenced local plant assemblag... Read More about Global patterns of vascular plant alpha diversity.

Widespread occurrence of microplastics in marine bays with diverse drivers and environmental risk (2022)
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Liu, D., Guo, Z. F., Xu, Y. Y., Ka Shun Chan, F., Xu, Y. Y., Johnson, M., & Zhu, Y. G. (2022). Widespread occurrence of microplastics in marine bays with diverse drivers and environmental risk. Environment International, 168, Article 107483. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2022.107483

Microplastic contamination in the sediment of marine bays has attracted widespread attention, whereas the distribution, sedimentation, morphology and risk of microplastics at regional scale remain poorly understood. By introducing a data mining frame... Read More about Widespread occurrence of microplastics in marine bays with diverse drivers and environmental risk.

Assuring the quality of VGI on land use and land cover: experiences and learnings from the LandSense project (2022)
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Foody, G., Long, G., Schultz, M., & Olteanu-Raimond, A. (2022). Assuring the quality of VGI on land use and land cover: experiences and learnings from the LandSense project. Geo-Spatial Information Scienc, https://doi.org/10.1080/10095020.2022.2100285

The potential of citizens as a source of geographical information has been recognized for many years. Such activity has grown recently due to the proliferation of inexpensive location aware devices and an ability to share data over the internet. Rece... Read More about Assuring the quality of VGI on land use and land cover: experiences and learnings from the LandSense project.

Globally widespread and increasing violations of environmental flow envelopes (2022)
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Virkki, V., Alanärä, E., Porkka, M., Ahopelto, L., Gleeson, T., Mohan, C., …Kummu, M. (2022). Globally widespread and increasing violations of environmental flow envelopes. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 26(12), 3315-3336. https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-3315-2022

Human actions and climate change have drastically altered river flows across the world, resulting in adverse effects on riverine ecosystems. Environmental flows (EFs) have emerged as a prominent tool for safeguarding the riverine ecosystems, but at t... Read More about Globally widespread and increasing violations of environmental flow envelopes.

A global synthesis of ecosystem services provided and disrupted by freshwater bivalve molluscs (2022)
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Zieritz, A., Sousa, R., Aldridge, D. C., Douda, K., Esteves, E., Ferreira-Rodríguez, N., …Vaz, A. S. (2022). A global synthesis of ecosystem services provided and disrupted by freshwater bivalve molluscs. Biological Reviews, 97(5), 1967-1998. https://doi.org/10.1111/brv.12878

Identification of ecosystem services, i.e. the contributions that ecosystems make to human well-being, has proven instrumental in galvanising public and political support for safeguarding biodiversity and its benefits to people. Here we synthesise th... Read More about A global synthesis of ecosystem services provided and disrupted by freshwater bivalve molluscs.

The timing of unprecedented hydrological drought under climate change (2022)
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Satoh, Y., Yoshimura, K., Pokhrel, Y., Kim, H., Shiogama, H., Yokohata, T., …Oki, T. (2022). The timing of unprecedented hydrological drought under climate change. Nature Communications, 13(1), Article 3287. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-30729-2

Droughts that exceed the magnitudes of historical variation ranges could occur increasingly frequently under future climate conditions. However, the time of the emergence of unprecedented drought conditions under climate change has rarely been examin... Read More about The timing of unprecedented hydrological drought under climate change.

Nutrient availability in the North Pacific region not primarily driven by climate through the Quaternary (2022)
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Snelling, A. M., Swann, G. E., Pashley, V., Lacey, J. H., Horstwood, M. S., & Leng, M. J. (2022). Nutrient availability in the North Pacific region not primarily driven by climate through the Quaternary. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 601, Article 111109. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2022.111109

The subarctic North Pacific Ocean is a relatively understudied region in terms of palaeoclimate, limiting our understanding of how the region has both driven and responded to palaeoenvironmental events. Today, the subarctic North Pacific Ocean is mar... Read More about Nutrient availability in the North Pacific region not primarily driven by climate through the Quaternary.

A possible role for river restoration enhancing biodiversity through interaction with wildfire (2022)
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Pugh, B. E., Colley, M., Dugdale, S. J., Edwards, P., Flitcroft, R., Holz, A., …Field, R. (2022). A possible role for river restoration enhancing biodiversity through interaction with wildfire. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 31(10), 1990-2004. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13555

Background: Historically, wildfire regimes produced important landscape-scale disturbances in many regions globally. The “pyrodiversity begets biodiversity” hypothesis suggests that wildfires that generate temporally and spatially heterogeneous mosai... Read More about A possible role for river restoration enhancing biodiversity through interaction with wildfire.

DNA metabarcoding unravels unknown diversity and distribution patterns of tropical freshwater invertebrates (2022)
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Zieritz, A., Lee, P. S., Han, W. E. W., Lim, S. Y., Sing, K. W., Chan, W. N., …Wilson, J. J. (2022). DNA metabarcoding unravels unknown diversity and distribution patterns of tropical freshwater invertebrates. Freshwater Biology, 67(8), 1411-1427. https://doi.org/10.1111/fwb.13926

Tropical freshwater invertebrate species are becoming extinct without being described, and effective conservation is hampered by a lack of taxonomic and distribution data. DNA metabarcoding is a promising tool for rapid biodiversity assessments that... Read More about DNA metabarcoding unravels unknown diversity and distribution patterns of tropical freshwater invertebrates.

Citizen science for Earth Observation (Citzens4EO): understanding current use in the UK (2022)
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Boyd, D. S., Foody, G. M., Brown, C., Mazumdar, S., Marshall, H., & Wardlaw, J. (2022). Citizen science for Earth Observation (Citzens4EO): understanding current use in the UK. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 43(8), 2965-2985. https://doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2022.2076574

The role of Earth observation (EO) data in addressing societal problems from environmental through to humanitarian should not be understated. Recent innovation in EO means provision of analysis ready data and data cubes, which allows for rapid use of... Read More about Citizen science for Earth Observation (Citzens4EO): understanding current use in the UK.

Fluffy Rivers: How Our Clothes Can Harm Rivers and The Oceans (2022)
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Stanton, T., Johnson, M., Gomes, R. L., Nathanail, P., Macnaughtan, W., & Kay, P. (2022). Fluffy Rivers: How Our Clothes Can Harm Rivers and The Oceans. Frontiers for Young Minds, 10, Article 743943. https://doi.org/10.3389/frym.2022.743943

Microplastics are one of the most well-known types of environmental pollution. A microplastic is any piece of plastic smaller than 5 mm (about the size of one of the circles on top of a Lego® block). Microplastics come in a variety of shapes and they... Read More about Fluffy Rivers: How Our Clothes Can Harm Rivers and The Oceans.

Human health implications from consuming eggs produced near a derelict metalliferous mine: a case study (2022)
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Sartorius, A., Johnson, M., Young, S., Bennett, M., Baiker, K., Edwards, P., & Yon, L. (2022). Human health implications from consuming eggs produced near a derelict metalliferous mine: a case study. Food Additives and Contaminants: Part A: Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure and Risk Assessment, 39(6), 1074-1085. https://doi.org/10.1080/19440049.2022.2062059

Lead pollution from metalliferous mines can have major environmental and health effects long after the mines have closed. Animals living near derelict mine sites can inadvertently ingest lead-contaminated soils, causing them to accumulate lead and po... Read More about Human health implications from consuming eggs produced near a derelict metalliferous mine: a case study.

Planet Patrolling: A citizen science brand audit of anthropogenic litter in the context of national legislation and international policy (2022)
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Stanton, T., Chico, G., Carr, E., Cook, S., Gomes, R. L., Heard, E., …Johnson, M. (2022). Planet Patrolling: A citizen science brand audit of anthropogenic litter in the context of national legislation and international policy. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 436, Article 129118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2022.129118

Anthropogenic Litter (AL) is ubiquitous in distribution and diverse in type and impact. Citizen science AL clean-ups engage citizens with the environment and have the potential to generate data that can inform policy. Here we present a detailed citiz... Read More about Planet Patrolling: A citizen science brand audit of anthropogenic litter in the context of national legislation and international policy.

Biodiversity: The role of interaction diversity (2022)
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Pugh, B. E., & Field, R. (2022). Biodiversity: The role of interaction diversity. Current Biology, 32(9), R423-R426. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2022.03.063

Links between the diversity of ecological interactions and community structure have long been recognised but remain broadly understudied. A new study concludes that vertebrate trophic interaction diversity is nearly uncorrelated with either phylogene... Read More about Biodiversity: The role of interaction diversity.

Multi-model evaluation of catchment- and global-scale hydrological model simulations of drought characteristics across eight large river catchments (2022)
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Kumar, A., Gosling, S. N., Johnson, M. F., Jones, M. D., Zaherpour, J., Kumar, R., …Masaki, Y. (2022). Multi-model evaluation of catchment- and global-scale hydrological model simulations of drought characteristics across eight large river catchments. Advances in Water Resources, 165, Article 104212. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2022.104212

Although global- and catchment-scale hydrological models are often shown to accurately simulate long-term runoff time-series, far less is known about their suitability for capturing hydrological extremes, such as droughts. Here we evaluated simulatio... Read More about Multi-model evaluation of catchment- and global-scale hydrological model simulations of drought characteristics across eight large river catchments.