For our second Open Access Week blog post, we look at the University department doing the most research on Climate Action – Biology.
As we explained yesterday, open access makes new research and data available to a wider audience, particularly those who have less or no access to traditional subscription journals. It can increase the citation counts and impact of research papers as scholarship gets disseminated more widely and reaches more readers.
International Open Access Week celebrates open access and draws awareness to the work taking place. This year it takes place from 24 – 30 October with the theme ‘Open for Climate Justice’.
One Edge Hill department that publishes extensively around sustainable development and climate justice is Biology. This reflects the Department’s commitment to impactful research and advancing human knowledge and understanding in today’s world.
Here are some links to recent research highlighting the excellent work in this area.
- Fern and lycophyte niche displacement under predicted climate change in Honduras: MARCIO PIE, SVEN BATKE, Johan Reyes-Chávez, THOMAS DALLIMORE
- Reproductive strategy of a temperate canopy tree Tilia cordata Mill. (Malvaceae) is related to temperature during flowering and density of recent recruits: Carl Barker, Michelle Louise Davis*, Paul Ashton
- The role of climate and islands in species diversification and reproductive-mode evolution of Old World tree frogs: Gajaba Ellepola, MARCIO PIE, Rohan Pethiyagoda, James Hanken, Madhava Meegaskumbura
- A review of the ecological value of Cusuco National Park an urgent call for conservation action in a highly threatened Mesoamerican cloud forest:
SVEN BATKE et al.
- Plant responses to decadal scale increments in atmospheric CO2 concentration: comparing two stomatal conductance sampling methods:
SVEN BATKE, Charilaos Yiotis, Caroline Elliott Kingston‑, Aidan Holohan, Jennifer McElwain
- Drought soil legacy overrides maternal effects on plant growth:
ELLEN L. FRY, et al.
- Convergence in Maximum Stomatal Conductance of C3 Woody Angiosperms in Natural Ecosystems Across Bioclimatic Zones: Michelle Murray*, Wuu Kuang Soh, Charilaos Yiotis, SVEN BATKE, Andrew C. Parnell, Robert A. Spicer, Tracy Lawson, Rodrigo Caballero, Ian J. Wright, Conor Purcell, Jennifer C. McElwain
You can discover all the open access research Biology has published here. Enjoy exploring open access research during Open Access Week!
Blog post by: Olwen Pennington, Academic Engagement Specialist