Rene Van der Wal

Professor

    • 3161 Citations
    20002020
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    Research Output 2000 2020

    2020
    1 Citation (Scopus)

    High Arctic ecosystem states: Conceptual models of vegetation change to guide long-term monitoring and research

    Ravolainen, V., Soininen, E. M., Jónsdóttir, I. S., Eischeid, I., Forchhammer, M., van der Wal, R. & Pedersen, Å. Ø., 18 Jan 2020, In : Ambio. 49, p. 666–677 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    Arctic
    Ecosystems
    monitoring
    driver
    Monitoring
    2019
    5 Citations (Scopus)

    Annual ring growth of a widespread high arctic shrub reflects past fluctuations in community-level plant biomass

    Le Moullec, M., Buchwal, A., Wal, R., Sandal, L. & Hansen, B. B., Jan 2019, In : Journal of Ecology. 107, 1, p. 436-451 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    growth rings
    Arctic region
    shrub
    shrubs
    aboveground biomass
    1 Citation (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)

    Blogging Birds: Telling Informative Stories About the Lives of Birds from Telemetric Data

    Siddharthan, A., Ponnamperuma, K., Mellish, C., Zeng, C., Heptinstall, D. J., Robinson, A., Benn, S. & Van der Wal, R., Mar 2019, In : Communications of the ACM. 62, 3, p. 68-77 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    Birds
    Blogs
    Artificial intelligence
    Satellites
    Sensors

    Breeding ground correlates of the distribution and decline of the Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus at two spatial scales

    Denerley, C., Redpath, S. M., Van der Wal, R., Newson, S. E., Chapman, J. W. & Wilson, J. D., 1 Apr 2019, In : Ibis. 161, 2, p. 346-358 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Cuculus canorus
    Cuculidae
    breeding site
    breeding sites
    moth
    3 Citations (Scopus)
    5 Downloads (Pure)

    Designing online species identification tools for biological recording: the impact on data quality and citizen science learning

    Sharma, N., Colucci-Gray, L., Siddharthan, A., Comont, R. & van der Wal, R., 28 Jan 2019, In : PeerJ. 6, 24 p., e5965.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    learning
    Learning
    Decision making
    taxonomic keys
    Bombus
    8 Citations (Scopus)
    1 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
    File
    introduced species
    Conservation
    labor
    Personnel
    empowerment
    3 Citations (Scopus)
    7 Downloads (Pure)

    From citizen science to citizen action: analysing the potential for a digital platform to cultivate attachments to nature

    Sharma, N., Greaves, S., Siddharthan, A., Anderson, H. B., Robinson, A-M., Colucci-Gray, L., Wibowo, A. T., Bostock, H., Salisbury, A., Roberts, S., Slawson, D. & Van der Wal, R., 2019, In : Journal of Science Communication. 18, 1

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    citizen
    science
    interview
    knowledge
    learning

    High-Arctic nesting geese occupying less favourable nest sites are more vulnerable to predation

    Anderson, H. B., Fuglei, E., Madsen, J. & Van der Wal, R., 18 Jun 2019, In : Polar Research. 38, 3352.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    nest site
    Visibility
    Ecosystems
    nest
    predation
    4 Downloads (Pure)

    Towards more effective online environmental information provision through tailored Natural Language Generation: Profiles of Scottish river user groups and an evaluative online experiment

    Arts, K., Macleod, C. J. A., Ioris, A. A. R., Han, X., Sripada, S., Braga, J. F., Maffey, G., Jekjantuk, N., Zeng, C. & Van der Wal, R., 10 Jul 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 673, p. 643-655 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    Rivers
    river
    experiment
    Experiments
    Gaging
    2018
    10 Citations (Scopus)
    7 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
    File
    NDVI
    annual variation
    Productivity
    productivity
    Biomass
    1 Citation (Scopus)
    Open Access
    File
    Tetragona
    vascular plant
    vascular plants
    Arctic region
    shrub
    12 Citations (Scopus)
    6 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
    File
    seabird
    management
    methodology
    social benefits
    habitat
    1 Citation (Scopus)

    Two decades of altered snow cover does not affect soil microbial ability to catabolize carbon compounds in an oceanic alpine heath

    Wubs, E. R. J., Woodin, S. J., Stutter, M. I., Wipf, S., Sommerkorn, M. & van der Wal, R., 30 Sep 2018, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 124, p. 101-104 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Snow
    snowpack
    snow cover
    microbial communities
    microbial community
    2017
    6 Citations (Scopus)

    Are litter decomposition and fire linked through plant species traits?

    Cornelissen, J. H. C., Grootemaat, S., Verheijen, L. M., Cornwell, W. K., van Bodegom, P. M., van der Wal, R. & Aerts, R., Nov 2017, In : New Phytologist. 216, 3, p. 653-669 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Carbon
    degradation
    flammability
    Economics
    carbon
    4 Citations (Scopus)

    Bumblebee friendly planting recommendations with citizen science data

    Wibowo, A. T., Siddharthan, A., Anderson, H., Robinson, A., Sharma, N., Bostock, H., Salisbury, A., Comont, R. & Van Der Wal, R., 31 Aug 2017, Proceedings of International Workshop on Citizens for Recommender Systems, CitRec 2017 - In Conjunction with ACMRecSys 2017. Yang, J., Sun, Z., Bozzon, A., Zhang, J. & Larson, M. (eds.). New York: Association for Computing Machinery, p. 1-6 6 p. 4. (ACM International Conference Proceedings Series).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Recommender systems
    Factorization
    42 Citations (Scopus)
    5 Downloads (Pure)

    Contrasting effects of summer and winter warming on body mass explain population dynamics in a food-limited Arctic herbivore

    Albon, S. D., Irvine, R. J., Halvorsen, O., Langvatn, R., Loe, L. E., Ropstad, E., Veiberg, V., van der Wal, R., Bjørkvoll, E. M., Duff, E. I., Hansen, B. B., Lee, A. M., Tveraa, T. & Stien, A., 1 Apr 2017, In : Global Change Biology. 23, 4, p. 1374–1389 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    Population dynamics
    body mass
    Rain
    herbivore
    population dynamics
    2 Citations (Scopus)
    6 Downloads (Pure)

    New Technological Interventions in Conservation Conflicts: Countering Emotions and Contested Knowledge

    Verma, A., Van der Wal, R. & Fischer, A., Oct 2017, In : Human Ecology. 45, 5, p. 683-695 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    emotion
    conservation
    decision making
    estuary
    sonar
    1 Citation (Scopus)

    Origin might matter; people matter, too (a response to the comment by Rejmánek and Simberloff (2017))

    Larson, B. M. H., Van Der Wal, R., Fischer, A. & Selge, S., Jun 2017, In : Environmental Conservation. 44, 2, p. 100-101 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Introduced Species
    introduced species
    10 Citations (Scopus)
    8 Downloads (Pure)

    WiseEye: Next Generation Expandable and Programmable Camera Trap Platform for Wildlife Research

    Nazir, S., Newey, S., Irvine, R. J., Verdicchio, F., Davidson, P., Fairhurst, G. & Van Der Wal, R., 11 Jan 2017, In : PloS ONE. 12, 1, e0169758.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    cameras
    wildlife
    traps
    Cameras
    Computer Peripherals
    2016
    12 Citations (Scopus)

    Boundaries of the wolf and the wild: a conceptual examination of the relationship between rewilding and animal reintroduction

    Arts, K., Fischer, A. & van der Wal, R., Jan 2016, In : Restoration Ecology. 24, 1, p. 27-34 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

    4 Downloads (Pure)

    Can digital reinvention of ecological monitoring remove barriers to its adoption by practitioners? A case study of deer management in Scotland

    Maffey, G., Irvine, R. J., Reed, M. & van der Wal, R., 15 Dec 2016, In : Journal of Environmental Management. 184, 2, p. 186-195 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    deer
    Monitoring
    monitoring
    habitat
    land management
    14 Citations (Scopus)
    7 Downloads (Pure)

    Crowdsourcing without a crowd: Reliable online species identification using Bayesian models to minimize crowd size

    Siddharthan, A., Lambin, C., Robinson, A-M., Sharma, N., Comont, R., O'Mahony, E., Mellish, C. & Van Der Wal, R., 14 Jul 2016, In : ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology. 7, 4, p. 1-20 20 p., 45.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    Bayesian Model
    Labels
    Identification (control systems)
    Minimise
    Labeling
    7 Citations (Scopus)
    5 Downloads (Pure)

    Environmental communication in the Information Age: Institutional barriers and opportunities in the provision of river data to the general public

    Arts, K., Ioris, A. A. R., Macleod, C. J. A., Han, X., Sripada, S. G., Braga, J. R. Z. & van der Wal, R., 1 Jan 2016, In : Environmental Science & Policy. 55, Part 1, p. 47-53 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    information and communication technology
    communication technology
    information technology
    river
    communication
    13 Citations (Scopus)
    4 Downloads (Pure)

    Experimental icing affects growth, mortality, and flowering in a high Arctic dwarf shrub

    Milner, J. M., Varpe, Ø., van der Wal, R. & Hansen, B. B., Apr 2016, In : Ecology and Evolution. 6, 7, p. 2139-2148 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    flowering
    Arctic region
    shoot growth
    shrub
    shrubs
    9 Citations (Scopus)
    5 Downloads (Pure)

    Imagining wildlife: New technologies and animal censuses, maps and museums

    Verma, A., van der Wal, R. & Fischer, A., 1 Oct 2016, In : Geoforum. 75, p. 75-86 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    museum
    new technology
    census
    conservation
    animal
    2 Citations (Scopus)

    Late snow melt moderates herbivore disturbance of the Arctic tundra

    Anderson, H. B., Speed, J. D. M., Madsen, J., Pedersen, Å., Tombre, I. & Van Der Wal, R., 2016, In : Ecoscience. 23, 1-2, p. 29-39 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    tundra
    herbivore
    snow
    melt
    disturbance
    24 Citations (Scopus)
    6 Downloads (Pure)

    The role of automated feedback in training and retaining biological recorders for citizen science

    van der Wal, R., Sharma, N., Mellish, C., Robinson, A. & Siddharthan, A., 1 Jun 2016, In : Conservation Biology. 30, 3, p. 550-561 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    volunteers
    learning
    supply balance
    science
    citizen
    6 Citations (Scopus)
    6 Downloads (Pure)

    To have your citizen science cake and eat it? Delivering research and outreach through Open Air Laboratories (OPAL)

    Lakeman-Fraser, P., Gosling, L., Moffat, A. J., West, S. E., Fradera, R., Davies, L., Ayamba, M. A. & van der Wal, R., 22 Jul 2016, In : BMC Ecology. 16 , Suppl 1, p. 16

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    outreach
    air
    Lens
    planning
    project
    2015
    11 Citations (Scopus)
    5 Downloads (Pure)

    Automated data analysis to rapidly derive and communicate ecological insights from satellite-tag data: A case study of reintroduced red kites

    Van Der Wal, R., Zeng, C., Heptinstall, D., Ponnamperuma, K., Mellish, C., Benn, S. & Siddharthan, A., Nov 2015, In : Ambio. 44, 4 Suppl., p. 612-623 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    satellite data
    data analysis
    Satellites
    Telemetering
    Conservation
    4 Downloads (Pure)

    Biding time before breeding: flexible use of the Arctic landscape by migratory geese during spring

    Anderson, H. B., Hübner, C. E., Speed, J. D. M., Madsen, J. & Van Der Wal, R., 2015, In : Polar Research. 34, 5 p., 26372.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    Satellite imagery
    breeding site
    Snow
    snowmelt
    breeding
    6 Citations (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)

    Combination of herbivore removal and nitrogen deposition increases upland carbon storage

    Smith, S. W., Johnson, D., Quin, S. L. O., Munro, K., Pakeman, R. J., van der Wal, R. & Woodin, S. J., Aug 2015, In : Global Change Biology. 21, 8, p. 3036-3048 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    carbon sequestration
    herbivore
    Nitrogen
    Carbon
    nitrogen
    16 Citations (Scopus)
    4 Downloads (Pure)

    Digital conservation: an introduction

    van der Wal, R. & Arts, K., Nov 2015, In : Ambio. 44 , Supplement 4, p. 517-521 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Open Access
    File
    nature conservation
    Conservation
    conservation
    World Wide Web
    environmental management
    6 Citations (Scopus)
    8 Downloads (Pure)

    Digital Innovation Through Partnership Between Nature Conservation Organisations and Academia: A Qualitative Impact Assessment

    Galan-Diaz, C. R., Edwards, P., Nelson, J. D. & van der Wal, R., Nov 2015, In : Ambio. 44, Suppl. 4, p. 538-549 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    70 Citations (Scopus)

    Digital technology and the conservation of nature

    Arts, K., van der Wal, R. & Adams, W. M., Nov 2015, In : Ambio. 44 , Supplement 4, p. 661-73 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    Conservation
    conservation
    nature conservation
    social exclusion
    Data integration

    Grubbers on the Svalbard tundra: Why do we need monitoring?

    Pedersen, Å. Ø., Ravolainen, V., Tombre, I., Anderson, H., Van Der Wal, R., Madsen, J. & Speed, J. D. M., 2015, Fram Forum, 2015, p. 9-13 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

    Open Access
    tundra
    range expansion
    breeding population
    monitoring
    grazing
    34 Citations (Scopus)
    7 Downloads (Pure)

    Limitations of recreational camera traps for wildlife management and conservation research: A practitioner's perspective

    Newey, S., Davidson, P., Nazir, S., Fairhurst, G., Verdicchio, F., Irvine, R. J. & van der Wal, R., Nov 2015, In : Ambio. 44, 4, p. 624-635 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    wildlife management
    nature conservation
    Conservation
    conservation
    Cameras
    22 Citations (Scopus)
    7 Downloads (Pure)

    Mapping species distributions: A comparison of skilled naturalist and lay citizen science recording

    van der Wal, R., Anderson, H., Robinson, A-M., Sharma, N., Mellish, C., Roberts, S., Darvill, B. & Siddharthan, A., 1 Nov 2015, In : Ambio. 44, Suppl. 4, p. 584-600 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    Geographical distribution
    Data recording
    Biodiversity
    recording
    citizen
    18 Citations (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)

    Microscope and spectacle: on the complexities of using new visual technologies to communicate about wildlife conservation

    Verma, A., van der Wal, R. & Fischer, A., Nov 2015, In : Ambio. 44 , Supplement 4, p. 648-660 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    nature conservation
    Conservation
    Microscopes
    conservation
    communication sciences
    20 Citations (Scopus)

    Neither the public nor experts judge species primarily on their origins

    Van Der Wal, R., Fischer, A., Selge, S. & Larson, B. M. H., Dec 2015, In : Environmental Conservation. 42, 4, p. 349-355 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    17 Citations (Scopus)
    6 Downloads (Pure)

    Snow cover, freeze-thaw, and the retention of nutrients in an oceanic mountain ecosystem

    Wipf, S., Sommerkorn, M., Stutter, M. I., Wubs, E. R. J. & Van Der Wal, R., 29 Oct 2015, In : Ecosphere. 6, 10, p. 1-16 16 p., 207.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    nutrient retention
    snowpack
    snow cover
    snow
    mountains
    5 Citations (Scopus)
    4 Downloads (Pure)

    Supply of Online Environmental Information to Unknown Demand: The Importance of Interpretation and Liability Related to a National Network of River Level Data

    Arts, K., Ioris, A. A. R., MacLeod, C. J. A., Han, X., Sripada, S., Braga, J. R. Z. & Van der Wal, R., 2 Oct 2015, In : Scottish Geographical Journal. 131, 3-4, p. 245-252 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    liability
    river
    supply
    interpretation
    demand
    8 Citations (Scopus)
    Snow
    Herbivory
    snowpack
    Breeding
    Ecosystem

    The valley at the end of the world – and the magical mysteries we found there

    Van Der Wal, R., 1 Dec 2015, The Conversation, p. 1 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

    Open Access
    valley
    permafrost
    archipelago
    sliding
    summer
    1 Citation (Scopus)

    Where to settle in a rapidly expanding bird colony: A case study on colony expansion in High Arctic breeding geese

    Anderson, H. B., Madsen, J., Woodin, S. J. & Van Der Wal, R., Feb 2015, In : Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 69, 2, p. 325-334 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    geese
    Arctic region
    nest
    breeding
    nests
    2014

    Beyond upland exclosures: what is the effect of low-intensity grazing on carbon storage?

    Smith, S. W., Vandenberghe, C., Hastings, A. F. S. J., Johnson, D., Pakeman, R., Van Der Wal, R. & Woodin, S. J., 2014.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    carbon sequestration
    sheep
    grazing
    land use
    grazing management
    10 Citations (Scopus)

    Carcass Provisioning to Support Scavengers: Evaluating a Controversial Nature Conservation Practice

    Fielding, D., Newey, S., van der Wal, R. & Irvine, R. J., 1 Oct 2014, In : Ambio. 43, 6, p. 810-819 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
    scavenger
    nature conservation
    Ecosystems
    Conservation
    conservation

    Design and implementation of an open access camera trap

    Nazir, S., Newey, S., Fairhurst, G., Verdicchio, F., Van Der Wal, R. & Irvine, J., 21 May 2014. 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Cameras
    Internet
    Satellites
    Communication
    Sensors
    5 Downloads (Pure)

    Determining Content for Unknown Users: Lessons from the MinkApp Case Study

    Webster, G., Sripada, G. S., Mellish, C. S., Melero Cavero, Y., Arts, K. A., Lambin, X. & Van Der Wal, R., 2014.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

    File
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    Effects of foraging by pink-footed geese on tundra vegetation in Svalbard: an assessment of extent and a proposal for a monitoring program

    Speed, J. D. M., Anderson, H. B., Madsen, J., Pedersen, Å. Ø., Tombre, I. M. & Van der Wal, R., 28 May 2014, Aarhus University Press. 36 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report

    tundra
    geese
    foraging
    snowpack
    vegetation
    49 Citations (Scopus)

    High arctic plants like it hot: a long-term investigation of between-year variability in plant biomass across habitats and species

    Van Der Wal, R. & Stien, A., Dec 2014, In : Ecology. 95, 12, p. 3414-3427 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Arctic region
    biomass
    habitat
    habitats
    summer