RESISTANCE is more than just some Star Wars thing

 

Not so long ago in a journal not so far, far away…. 

RESISTANCE

Episode VII

THE CONCEPT AWAKENS

Professor Lake has vanished! In his absence the sinister FIRST WORLD has arisen and is causing unprecedented anthropogenic change, and will not rest until all systems have been disturbed. 

With support from RESILIENT researchers, General Nimmo leads a brave RESISTANCE. He is desperate to build on the work of Lake and gain his help in what it means to withstand disturbance.

Nimmo and his most daring collaborators are on a mission to measure ecological change, where a long-term dataset may suggest a clue to Lake’s whereabouts….

For the actual science of this story you should definitely read the paper and contact the authors if you have any questions.

Nimmo DG, Mac Nally R, Cunningham S, Haslem A & Bennett AF (2015). Vive la resistance: reviving resistance for 21st century conservation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 30: 516-523.

K!E#7 By Luke S. O’Loughlin

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