New research proves that nutrients from the sea can increase terrestrial plant growth and reproduction

New research proves that nutrients from the sea can increase terrestrial plant growth and reproduction

The relationship between terrestrial and marine environments within an ecosystem is essential. Newly published research from Simon Fraser University shows that salmon and marine plants increase both growth and reproduction in terrestrial plants. The findings, “Experimental addition of marine-derived nutrients affects wildflower traits in a coastal meta-ecosystem,” published in Royal Society Open Science show that…

New research on ecotypes clarifies how they can illuminate our understanding of adaptation and evolution

New research on ecotypes clarifies how they can illuminate our understanding of adaptation and evolution

This article systematically reviews the literature on ecotype designations and reflects on recent advances in genetic science to show that genetic analyses can provide concrete evidence for the designation of ecotypes, which has implications for conservation decision making.

On ensuring animal welfare in research using live capture

On ensuring animal welfare in research using live capture

A recent journal article, published in Methods in Ecology and Evolution, draws attention to the need for consistent and high standards for animal welfare in research, and the important role that journals have in maintaining ethical standards in published research. The authors, joined by Raincoast scientists Kate Field, Paul Paquet and Chris Darimont, stress that…