Even after death, animals are important in ecosystems

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Animal carcasses play an important role in biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Scientists have published these findings in PLOS ONE. Carcasses not only provide food for carrion-eating animals. Their nutrients also increase the growth of surrounding plants, which attracts many herbivorous insects and their predators. The researchers recommend relaxing regulations governing the disposal of animal carcasses when applied to conservation areas.

Periode22-jan-2020 → 13-jul-2020

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  • TitelKadavers in de natuur: steeds meer kans dat je ze tegenkomt
    Mate van erkenningNational
    Media naam/outletRTL Nieuws
    MediatypeWeb
    LandNetherlands
    Release datum13/07/2020
    BeschrijvingDoodgereden wilde dieren zoals reeën worden steeds vaker teruggelegd in de natuur. Met een wezenloze blik, vaak hun tong uit de mond, helemaal stijf. Eng? Vies? "Zelfs de maden zijn waardevol."
    URLhttps://www.rtlnieuws.nl/nieuws/nederland/artikel/5170958/steeds-meer-kadaver-natuur
    PersonenRoel van Klink
  • Titel'Landscape of fear': what a mass of rotting reindeer carcasses taught scientists
    Mate van erkenningInternational
    Media naam/outletThe Guardian
    MediatypePrint
    LandUnited Kingdom
    Release datum08/07/2020
    BeschrijvingWhen 323 reindeer were killed by lightning on a remote Norwegian plateau, their bodies were left for nature to take its course.
    Producent / auteurPhoebe Weston
    URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/08/landscape-of-fear-what-the-rotting-carcasses-of-reindeer-taught-scientists-aoe
    PersonenRoel van Klink
  • TitelRelax rules on animal disposal, say experts
    Mate van erkenningInternational
    Media naam/outletDaily Nation
    MediatypeWeb
    LandKenya
    Release datum17/02/2020
    BeschrijvingScientists now want regulations governing the disposal of large animal carcasses not to be restrictive especially when applied to nature conservation areas.

    This was after they discovered animal carcasses played an important role in biodiversity and the functioning of ecosystems over prolonged periods.

    The scientists from German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research and the University of Groningen published these findings in the journal Plos One.
    Producent / auteurGilbert Nakweya
    URLhttps://www.nation.co.ke/health/Scientists--animal-carcasses-useful/3476990-5443636-pr00x1/index.html
    PersonenRoel van Klink, Christian Smit
  • TitelGli animali sono importanti per gli ecosistemi anche dopo la morte
    Mate van erkenningInternational
    Media naam/outletGreenreport
    MediatypeWeb
    LandItaly
    Release datum06/02/2020
    BeschrijvingGli scienziati chiedono regole meno stringenti sulle carcasse di animali nelle aree protette
    URLwww.greenreport.it/news/aree-protette-e-biodiversita/gli-animali-sono-importanti-per-gli-ecosistemi-anche-dopo-la-morte/
    PersonenRoel van Klink, Christian Smit
  • TitelTote Tiere sind wichtig fürs Ökosystem – auch bei uns
    Mate van erkenningInternational
    Media naam/outletNatur.de
    MediatypeWeb
    LandGermany
    Release datum24/01/2020
    BeschrijvingAus den Savannen Afrikas kennt man den Anblick von ausgeweideten und halbverwesten Kadavern von Wildtieren. Bei uns in Europa jedoch werden tote Tiere fast immer „aufgeräumt“ – schon wegen der strengen Richtlinien. Doch eine Studie belegt nun, dass Kadaver selbst in unseren nährstoffreichen Lebensräumen eine wichtige, positive Rolle für die Natur spielen. Sie erhöhen die lokale Artenvielfalt über Monate hinweg, wie Forscher berichten.
    Producent / auteurNadja Podbregar
    URLhttps://www.wissenschaft.de/umwelt-natur/tote-tiere-sind-wichtig-fuers-oekosystem-auch-bei-uns/
    PersonenChristian Smit
  • TitelEven after death, animals are important in ecosystems
    Mate van erkenningInternational
    Media naam/outletScienceDaily
    MediatypeWeb
    LandUnited States
    Release datum22/01/2020
    BeschrijvingAnimal carcasses play an important role in biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Scientists have published these findings in PLOS ONE. Carcasses not only provide food for carrion-eating animals. Their nutrients also increase the growth of surrounding plants, which attracts many herbivorous insects and their predators. The researchers recommend relaxing regulations governing the disposal of animal carcasses when applied to conservation areas.
    Producent / auteurGerman Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig
    URLhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200122150022.htm
    PersonenRoel van Klink, Christian Smit
  • TitelCarcasses important for plants and insects in the Oostvaardersplassen
    Mate van erkenningInternational
    Media naam/outletUG News
    MediatypeWeb
    LandNetherlands
    Release datum22/01/2020
    BeschrijvingAllowing the carcasses of dead deer to remain in the Oostvaardersplassen nature reserve has a positive effect on biodiversity in the area. Not only do the carcasses attract many more insects and other arthropods in the short term – but also in the long term, due to increased plant growth. Plants located near animal carcasses became five times bigger than usual, leading to a surge in the number of plant-eating invertebrates on the plants and, therefore, also in the number of their predators. This is the conclusion of a recently published study conducted by UG researcher Dr Roel van Klink, which was conducted before the number of large grazers was drastically reduced in connection with updated nature management policy.
    Producent / auteurUG press release
    URLhttps://www.rug.nl/news/2020/01/carcasses-important-for-plants-and-insects-in-the-oostvaardersplassen
    PersonenRoel van Klink