Monthly Archives: October 2019

Are you ready for SCAPE 2019?

SCAPE logo

Later this week the 33rd annual meeting of the Scandinavian Association for Pollination Ecology (SCAPE) takes place at a venue near Lund in Sweden.  Here’s a link to the conference website on which you can find the programme and the abstracts.

SCAPE is the longest running such conference in the world and this year’s meeting promises to be a bumper one, with at least 130 delegates and two great keynote speakers: Prof. Rachael Winfree and Prof. Sharon Strauss.

For the first time I’m giving a short “flash talk” of just four minutes which will be interesting…..will I be able to stick to time?

I will try to post some thoughts from the meeting on the blog but to be honest I’m more likely to tweet using the hash tag #SCAPE2019 and the account @SCAPE_Poll_Ecol.  Watch out for those if you’re on Twitter.

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The role of press freedom in protecting the environment

Ollerton et al Press freedom Figure 1

Recently I’ve been working with a couple of journalist colleagues at the University of Northampton on a short article exploring the relationship between press freedom and environmental protection in different countries.  That piece has just been published on the Democratic Audit website – here’s the link.

I think that the findings are really interesting, and timely in an age when press freedoms are being eroded and journalists physically attacked and even murdered.

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