New open access issue of Biology and Environment available online18 November 2020
The issue, edited by Mary Kelly-Quinn, features a selection of papers originally presented at Ireland’s first National Biodiversity Conference, ‘New Horizons for Nature’, which was held in February 2019 and hosted by the National Parks and Wildlife Service and the Irish Forum on Natural Capital.
The papers in this special issue aim to broaden the conversation on how to tackle biodiversity loss by synthesising an important body of information relevant to the protection and management of biodiversity within the human socio-economic arena. The special issue is supported by the National Parks & Wildlife Service of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.
The special issue is available free to download here, or click on individual articles below:
- Status of freshwater invertebrate biodiversity in Ireland’s rivers – time to take stock, by Mary Kelly-Quinn, Hugh Feeley and Catherine Bradley
- Nature and agriculture: a future of divergence or convergence?, by Patrick McGurn and Bernard McKay
- The delivery of ecosystem services through results-based agri-environment payment schemes: three Irish case studies, by Derek McLoughlin, Amanda Browne and Caroline A. Sullivan
- The case for mainstreaming nature-based solutions into integrated catchment management in Ireland, by Marcus J. Collier and Mary Bourke
- A role for diverse environmental values in bringing about policy change: an example from Ireland, by Craig Bullock
- An initial catchment level assessment of the value of Ireland’s agroecosystem services, by Daniel Norton, Stephen Hynes, Cathal Buckley, Mary Ryan and Edel Doherty
- Approaches to accounting for our natural capital: applications across Ireland, by Luke McGrath and Stephen Hynes
- Engaging and empowering people in biodiversity conservation: lessons from practice, by Caroline Crowley, Kate Flood, Brian Caffrey, Brendan Dunford, Úna Fitzpatrick, Jessica Hamilton and Margaret O’Gorman
Biology and Environment is open for submissions – find out more here
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