Sophie Thomas

Island restoration in the UK – past, present and future

Not only do the UK’s islands support globally important populations of seabirds, they are also home to species and subspecies found nowhere else in the world. However, islands are particularly vulnerable to the negative effects of invasives, and alien species are threatening many of these special wildlife sites. This article describe previous conservation efforts and proposes

Non-native invasive plants in Britain – a real, not imagined, problem

Of the 1,892 non-native plants listed in the 2005 audit of non-native species in England, only 66 were described as having a negative environmental impact (Hill et al. 2005). A similarly small proportion was identified in the 2001 Scottish audit (Welch et al. 2001). Hence, it would be hard to disagree with Pearman & Walker's conclusion that 'the

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