|Kevin recording in the field|
Image courtesy of K. Walker
Firstly, a paper on emerging alien species, co-authored by Kevin and David Pearman. It's titled 'Global rise in emerging alien species results from increased accessibility of new source pools' and was published on the 8th February in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. The paper uses BSBI data which also appear in David's recent 'first dates' book; you can access the paper here (subscription required) and there is a note about it on the IUCN News website here.
Secondly, a paper on 'Seed bank dynamics in restored grassland following the sowing of high- and low-diversity seed mixtures' by Markus Wagner, Kevin Walker and Richard Pywell. More here.
You can keep up to date with interesting papers via the BSBI's News page and follow what the BSBI Science Team (Kevin and Pete Stroh) have been up to by keeping an eye on the Science page.