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Geocaching is a popular outdoor recreational pastime that uses GPS to navigate to specific coordinates where the geocacher usually has to find a hidden container. Geocaching has many benefits including promoting exercise and learning. The number of new geocaches being published has started to decline. Here I present the first analysis of what factors might be contributing to that decline. Data on the geocache placement patterns of 116 geocachers were derived using the geocaching statistics an...
A trade‐off between current and future fitness potentially explains variation in life‐history strategies. A proposed mechanism behind this is parasite‐mediated reproductive costs: individuals that allocate more resources to reproduction have fewer to allocate to defence against parasites, reducing future fitness. We examined how reproduction influenced faecal egg counts (FEC) of strongyle nematodes using data collected between 1989 and 2008 from a wild population of Soay sheep in the St. Kild...
Efforts to designate priority areas for conservation have had a long history, with most modern initiatives focused on either designating areas important for biodiversity or those least impacted by direct human disturbance. Ecologically intact ecosystems are becoming increasingly limited on the planet, making their identification and conservation an important priority. Intact forest landscapes (IFL) are defined as forests that are mainly free of significant anthropogenic degradation and at lea...
This briefing summarises an innovative modelling approach that provides scientific evidence to inform the complex decisions surrounding the potential reintroduction of Eurasian lynx to Scotland and the conservation management of other species.
A ground based interferometric and fully polarimetric real aperture Ku-band system is used to observe snow avalanches and hazardous snowpack. The system’s high temporal resolution of three minutes allows for near real time monitoring of processes. Instantaneous coherence drop was successfully used to detect avalanches. In combination with geometrical features of avalanches and their theoretical flow paths, modelled by water flow down the slope, the coherence drop has the potential for a relia...
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