We are delighted that the national Butterfly Conservation charity is now publishing its more scientific news twice a year online: Butterfly Conservation Science News.
The very interesting first edition looks at:
- Why Modelling Matters: Prof Tome Brereton explains the developments which are improving analysis of butterfly monitoring data.
- The Dark Side: Richard Fox investigates the impact of artificial light at night on moth populations.
- Heath Fritillary Hanging On: Dr Caroline Bulman reviews the current status and new research challenges for the species.
- Cold Comfort For Butterflies: Richard Fox reviews the evidence around butterfly mortality and the weather.
It also introduces one member of the team behind Butterfly Conservation’s science work: Dr Emily Dennis, and points you at the scientific publications which can be accessed via Butterfly Conservation’s website.