Author Archives: Jane Catford

SciComm cartoons in multiple languages

Thanks to generous friends and colleagues (and a seemingly unbridled passion for editing in Illustrator?!), the cartoon of Introduced species that overcome life history tradeoffs can cause native extinctions is now in five languages: German, Indonesian, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish, plus English. … Continue reading

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How can exotic invasions drive native species extinct?

Read the full paper here:  Catford, J. A., Bode, M. & Tilman, D. (2018) Introduced species that overcome life history tradeoffs can cause native extinctions. Nature Communications 9: 2131.

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Invasions in Malawi, Zimbabwe & South Africa

In November, I escaped the chilly dreariness of southern England and headed to southern Africa. It was a veritable feast of a trip for someone partial to warm weather, warm people and plant invasions. Kicking off the trip was a … Continue reading

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PhD on ecosystem restoration & plant-soil feedbacks

Applications are now open for a fully funded PhD position at the University of Southampton, UK starting in the 2018/2019 academic year under the supervision of Bjorn Robroek, Robert Griffiths and me. The project will examine the potential for plant-soil interactions … Continue reading

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Sunshine and visitors

Long days, warm weather, dry roads and visitors. I love summer! Esti Palma from the University of Melbourne and Dr Luis Mata from RMIT University (and, the all-important, Alan Mata) came to visit for a couple of weeks recently. They … Continue reading

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Three days of plant ecology in Germany

Originally posted on Journal of Ecology Blog:
Journal of Ecology Associate Editors Jane Catford and Rob Salguero-Gómez were both keynote speakers at this year’s PopBio conference. Here is their report… A few weeks ago, we had the privilege of attending PopBio2017…

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Wet wetlands restore better

Originally posted on The Applied Ecologist's Blog:
With Plant Conservation Day in mind, Samantha Dawson’s post discusses characteristics of wetland plants and her new paper, Plant traits of propagule banks and standing vegetation reveal flooding alleviates impacts of agriculture on…

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