Rene Van der Wal

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    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
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    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

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    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
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    learning
    Learning
    Decision making
    taxonomic keys
    Bombus
    6 Citations (Scopus)
    Open Access
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    introduced species
    Conservation
    labor
    Personnel
    empowerment
    2 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
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    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

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    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

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    Rivers
    river
    experiment
    Experiments
    Gaging
    2018
    7 Citations (Scopus)
    7 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
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    NDVI
    annual variation
    Productivity
    productivity
    Biomass
    1 Citation (Scopus)
    Open Access
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    Tetragona
    vascular plant
    vascular plants
    Arctic region
    shrub
    12 Citations (Scopus)
    6 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
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    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
    38 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

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    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

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    emotion
    conservation
    decision making
    estuary
    sonar
    9 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
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    cameras
    wildlife
    traps
    Cameras
    Computer Peripherals
    2016
    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
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    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

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    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
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    information and communication technology
    communication technology
    information technology
    river
    communication
    12 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
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    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

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    museum
    new technology
    census
    conservation
    animal
    1 Citation (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
    23 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
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    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
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    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
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    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

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    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
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    carbon sequestration
    herbivore
    Nitrogen
    Carbon
    nitrogen
    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
    69 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
    33 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
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    wildlife management
    nature conservation
    Conservation
    conservation
    Cameras
    21 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
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    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
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    nature conservation
    Conservation
    Microscopes
    conservation
    communication sciences
    19 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
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    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
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    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
    46 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
    13 Citations (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)

    Optimizing carbon storage within a spatially heterogeneous upland grassland through sheep grazing management

    Smith, S. W., Vandenberghe, C., Hastings, A., Johnson, D., Pakeman, R. J., Van Der Wal, R. & Woodin, S. J., Apr 2014, In : Ecosystems. 17, 3, p. 418-429 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    grazing management
    carbon sequestration
    sheep
    highlands
    Carbon
    5 Citations (Scopus)
    political decision making
    reintroduction
    Animals
    animal
    Decision making
    39 Citations (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)

    Root traits predict decomposition across a landscape-scale grazing experiment

    Smith, S. W., Woodin, S. J., Pakeman, R. J., Johnson, D. & Van Der Wal, R., Aug 2014, In : New Phytologist. 203, 3, p. 851-862 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Soil
    grazing
    Herbivory
    degradation
    Microclimate
    1 Citation (Scopus)

    The digital (conservation) age

    Maffey, G., Arts, K., Robinson, A. & Van Der Wal, R., 2014, In : Ecos. 35, 2, p. 37-42 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    conservation
    nature conservation
    event
    interaction
    world
    16 Citations (Scopus)

    The influence of information provision on people's landscape preferences: A case study on understorey vegetation of deer-browsed woodlands

    Van der Wal, R., Miller, D., Irvine, J., Fiorini, S., Amar, A., Yearley, S., Gill, R. & Dandy, N., Apr 2014, In : Landscape and Urban Planning. 124, p. 129-139 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    deer
    understory
    woodland
    vegetation
    familiarity
    21 Citations (Scopus)

    The public and professionals reason similarly about the management of non-native invasive species: a quantitative investigation of the relationship between beliefs and attitudes

    Fischer, A., Selge, S., Van Der Wal, R. & Larson, B. M. H., 29 Aug 2014, In : PloS ONE. 9, 8, p. 1-10 10 p., 105495.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    Introduced Species
    invasive species
    public relations
    Biodiversity
    Mammals
    12 Citations (Scopus)

    The relative importance of nitrogen deposition as a driver of Racomitrium heath species composition and richness across Europe

    Armitage, H. F., Britton, A. J., van der Wal, R. & Woodin, S. J., Mar 2014, In : Biological Conservation. 171, p. 224-231 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    species diversity
    mosses and liverworts
    nitrogen
    habitats
    grazing
    2013
    7 Citations (Scopus)
    4 Downloads (Pure)

    Habitat monitoring in the wider countryside: a case study on the pursuit of innovation in red deer management

    Maffey, G., Reed, M., Irvine, R. J. & Van Der Wal, R., 15 Oct 2013, In : Journal of Environmental Management. 128, p. 779-786 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    deer
    innovation
    Innovation
    Monitoring
    habitat
    5 Citations (Scopus)

    Metapopulation dynamics of a burrowing herbivore drive spatio-temporal dynamics of riparian plant communities

    Bryce, R., Van Der Wal, R., Mitchell, R. & Lambin, X., Nov 2013, In : Ecosystems. 16, 7, p. 1165-1177 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    metapopulation
    burrowing
    plant community
    plant communities
    herbivore
    5 Citations (Scopus)
    5 Downloads (Pure)

    Milling plant and soil material in plastic tubes over-estimates carbon and under-estimates nitrogen concentrations

    Smith, S. W., Robertson, A. H. J., Meharg, A. A., Pakeman, R. J., Johnson, D., Woodin, S. J. & Van Der Wal, R., Aug 2013, In : Plant and Soil. 369, 1-2, p. 509-513 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    plastics
    plastic
    carbon
    nitrogen
    polypropylenes
    3 Citations (Scopus)

    Soil nematode assemblage responds weakly to grazer exclusion on a nutrient-rich seabird island

    Andriuzzi, W. S., Keith, A. M., Bardgett, R. D. & van der Wal, R., Sep 2013, In : European Journal of Soil Biology. 58, p. 38-41 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    soil food webs
    soil nematodes
    seabird
    seabirds
    Islands