Monthly Archives: June 2013

revisiting less-than-optimal historical data

As a society, we need to know whether our conservation management is effective. Assessing the effectiveness of vegetation restoration is often hampered by insensitive baseline data. The data used to justify investing in restoration are rarely suitable for conducting sensitive … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

IAVS 2013 Tartu

This week I am off to the 2013 Conference of the International Association of Vegetation Science, in Tartu, Estonia. I will be presenting a talk on the first morning (12 noon, Wed 26th in Peterson room) on using plant trait … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Better estimates of plant abundance

Estimating abundances of plants in the field is not straightforward and is prone to variation between observers. Ideally we would minimize this variation between observers (and increase repeatability of an observers estimates too). Further, estimates can be biased. Lastly, estimates … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Vegetation near Valencia

This gallery contains 9 photos.

While visiting Juli Pausas’ lab, we got to visit some nearby shrublands and forests. Here are some photos. many of the families are common to those found in Australian fire-prone shrublands.

Gallery | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Pausas lab, Valencia

I spent two weeks working in the lab of Juli Pausas of CIDE-CSIC (Desertification Research Center – Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas). Juli is a plant ecologist working mostly on fire but also on the effects of land management on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Sevillá

I have just spent a couple of weeks working in the lab of Montserrat Vilá in Sevillá, Espana. Montse is an ecologist focused on invasions and their impacts in plant communities and associated interactions with insects. She works at the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment