Publications

Please find below a list of blogs, news items, papers and publications related to Ecosulis and the rewilding and restoration space.

Brazilian protected areas failing to leverage their natural assets

Posted by Dr Paul Jepson on 09/12/2019
A new scientific paper reveals the huge value-generating potential of Brazilian protected areas. As the first high-profile application of the Natural Asset Framework, the analysis has worldwide implications.    

Check, clean, dry: how can canoers help control the spread of invasive species?

Posted by Dr Paul Jepson on 08/28/2019
In this piece that first appeared on The freshwater blog, Ecosulis Nature Recovery Lead Dr. Paul Jepson outlines how canoers and kayakers can help to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species with a standardised, post-activity routine.    

Reforestation: benefitting biodiversity, as well as climate change

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 08/21/2019
There are now calls to plant a trillion trees to combat climate change. We shouldn't forget that such reforestation could (and should) enhance biodiversity as well.

Citizen Zoo wins Ecosulis Tech Contest

Posted by Daniel Allen on 08/12/2019
The London-based team took the contest's £5000 prize with their proposal for an automated mink eradication device. Ecosulis will now collaborate with Citizen Zoo to develop their concept further.   

Ecosulis: working well

Posted by Suzi Cross on 08/01/2019
Changes to workplace practice at Ecosulis have led to measurable improvements in wellness, bringing benefits to both employees and the company.  

Nature, health & wellbeing

Posted by Daniel Allen on 07/31/2019
A growing body of evidence suggests that interaction with nature can boost health and wellness and improve quality of life. At Ecosulis, Biodiversity and Health is one of our core services.

The "wonder crop": what impact does Miscanthus have on biodiversity?

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 07/22/2019
Climate change is pushing firms and governments to start to use alternative energy sources to cut and eventually eliminate the use of fossil fuels. Miscanthus (or elephant grass) is sometimes referred to as the "wonder crop", as it is efficient, cheap to grow and profitable for farmers. But just how wonderful is it for biodiversity? 

Heated discussion: mitigating the threat of California's wildfires

Posted by Vance Russell on 07/19/2019
Today the risk of wildfire is increasing across the United States, particularly in the state of California. In the first of a three-part blog series, Ecosulis Biodiversity Lead Vance Russell and the Environmental Defense Fund's Eric Holst examine the trend, and discuss the difference between a bad fire and a good fire.

Compelling communications: Ecosulis engaged by WWF

Posted by Daniel Allen on 07/11/2019
Effective conservation demands effective communication. The Ecosulis communications team has recently been engaged by WWF-Scotland, WWF-England and WWF-Cymru, offering strategic advice and generating reports that resonated with a wide range of stakeholders.  

Ecosulis to produce new report on blockchain for nature and society

Posted by Daniel Allen on 07/02/2019
Scheduled for publication in the autumn, the report will detail how blockchain technologies could shape new ways of restoring nature. As a precursor to this report, a call to action brochure was distributed at the recent Blockchain for Social Impact Conference 2019 in New York.

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it”

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 06/28/2019
Monitoring is usually undertaken as part of a project, however all too often it is not designed to provide information relevant to the questions being asked. If we can’t measure the impact that we are having on biodiversity, then how can we make informed decisions on how to improve it? 

Scotland the brave

Posted by Daniel Allen on 06/24/2019
Committed to a bold and visionary new way of managing land, partners in the Cairngorms Connect project are working towards a wilder, more forested Scottish Highlands.