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Assessing the distribution pattern of otters in four rivers of the Indian Himalayan biodiversity hotspot (2020)
Journal Article
Gupta, N., Tiwari, V., Everard, M., Savage, M., Hussain, S. A., Chadwick, M. A., …Belwal, V. K. (in press). Assessing the distribution pattern of otters in four rivers of the Indian Himalayan biodiversity hotspot. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3284

1. The Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra), Smooth-coated otter (Lutrogale perspicillata) and Asian small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinereus) have all been previously reported from the Indian state of Uttarakhand. However, little information is available about th... Read More about Assessing the distribution pattern of otters in four rivers of the Indian Himalayan biodiversity hotspot.

Potential impacts of non-native fish on the threatened mahseer (Tor) species of the Indian Himalayan biodiversity hot spot (2020)
Journal Article
Gupta, N., Nautiyal, P., Everard, M., Kochhar, I., Sivakumar, K., Johnson, J. A., & Borgohain, A. (2020). Potential impacts of non-native fish on the threatened mahseer (Tor) species of the Indian Himalayan biodiversity hot spot. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 30(2), 394-401. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3275

1. Mahseer (Tor) fish species are critical components of locally adapted freshwater food webs across the Indian Himalayan biodiversity hotspot; however, multiple human stressors compounded by climate change have significantly depleted their populatio... Read More about Potential impacts of non-native fish on the threatened mahseer (Tor) species of the Indian Himalayan biodiversity hot spot.

Re-establishment of fish passage for conserving threatened migratory species of West-Indian Himalayas (2019)
Journal Article
Raut, S., Gupta, N., Nautiyal, P., & Everard, M. (in press). Re-establishment of fish passage for conserving threatened migratory species of West-Indian Himalayas. River Research and Applications, https://doi.org/10.1002/rra.3577

Fish passes are structures (natural or manmade) bypassing barriers (e.g., dams), enabling satisfactory movement of migratory fish species. Reestablishment of fish passage, including facilitating overcoming barriers presented by impoundments or restor... Read More about Re-establishment of fish passage for conserving threatened migratory species of West-Indian Himalayas.

Twenty Years of the Polyvinyl Chloride Sustainability Challenges (2019)
Journal Article
Everard, M. (in press). Twenty Years of the Polyvinyl Chloride Sustainability Challenges. Journal of Vinyl and Additive Technology, https://doi.org/10.1002/vnl.21754

Intense campaigning pressure on the UK PVC sector up to the late 1990s forced strategic engagement with sustainable development. Simplified outcomes from a detailed, consensus-based analysis by science-based NGO The Natural Step (TNS) took the form... Read More about Twenty Years of the Polyvinyl Chloride Sustainability Challenges.

Can management of 'thirsty' alien trees improve water security in semi-arid India? (2019)
Journal Article
Everard, M. (2020). Can management of 'thirsty' alien trees improve water security in semi-arid India?. Science of the Total Environment, 704, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135451

Arid and semi-arid regions of central India receive scarce and episodic precipitation during the short monsoon season, and also experience substantial evaporation. Traditional and innovative water harvesting and governance practices improve water st... Read More about Can management of 'thirsty' alien trees improve water security in semi-arid India?.

WASOS: An Ontology for Modelling Traditional Knowledge of Sustainable Water Stewardship (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Vlachidis, A., & Everard, M. (2019, October). WASOS: An Ontology for Modelling Traditional Knowledge of Sustainable Water Stewardship. Paper presented at MTSR 2019 - Metadata and Semantics Research Conference

Recent work and publications concerning sustainable water stewardship in Raja-sthan (India) highlight how contemporary challenges are eroding traditional, communal approaches to water stewardship through mechanised extraction be-yond the renewable ca... Read More about WASOS: An Ontology for Modelling Traditional Knowledge of Sustainable Water Stewardship.

Grow wild (2019)
Journal Article
Everard, M. (2019). Grow wild. Land Journal, October/November 2019, 6-7

Rewilding is an attractive but elusive concept: if what is wild is generally defined by the absence of human intervention, what does this mean in a densely populated world, where even our most extensive nature reserves – particularly across Africa an... Read More about Grow wild.

Avitourism opportunities as a contribution to conservation and rural livelihoods in the Hindu Kush Himalaya - a field perspective (2019)
Journal Article
Gupta, N., Everard, M., Koshhar, I., & Belwar, V. K. (2019). Avitourism opportunities as a contribution to conservation and rural livelihoods in the Hindu Kush Himalaya - a field perspective. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 11(10), 14328-14333. https://doi.org/10.1160....4911.11.10.14328-14333

The Hindu Kush Himalaya is a biodiversity hotspot subject to multiple anthropogenic stressors, including hydropower plants, pollution, deforestation and wildlife poaching, in addition to changing climate. Bird photography tourism, as a locally impor... Read More about Avitourism opportunities as a contribution to conservation and rural livelihoods in the Hindu Kush Himalaya - a field perspective.

Additive sustainability footprint: Rationale and pilot evaluation of a tool for assessing the sustainable use of PVC additives (2019)
Journal Article
Everard, M., & Blume, R. (in press). Additive sustainability footprint: Rationale and pilot evaluation of a tool for assessing the sustainable use of PVC additives. Journal of Vinyl and Additive Technology, https://doi.org/10.1002/vnl.21733

© 2019 The Authors. Journal of Vinyl and Additive Technology published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of Society of Plastics Engineers. PVC compounds contain additives necessary for processing and stability, and to modify the plastic's properti... Read More about Additive sustainability footprint: Rationale and pilot evaluation of a tool for assessing the sustainable use of PVC additives.

Ecosystem services of Kailadevi Wildlife Sanctuary (2019)
Report
Rasal, V., Khandal, D., & Everard, M. (2019). Ecosystem services of Kailadevi Wildlife Sanctuary. Sawai Madhopur: Ranthambhore Tiger Conservation Foundation (RTCF), Government of Rajasthan,

There is no Abstract or Executive Summary in the report, but the is document outlines a substantial fieldwork and literature-based survey of the ecosystems of Kailadevi Wildlife Sanctuary( (KWLS), deriving from them the breadth and, in many cases, va... Read More about Ecosystem services of Kailadevi Wildlife Sanctuary.

Ecosystem service assessment of selected wetlands of Kolkata and the Indian Gangetic Delta: multi-beneficial systems under differentiated management stress (2019)
Journal Article
Everard, M., Kangabam, R., Tiwari, M. K., McInnes, R., Kumar, R., Talukdar, G. H., …Das, L. (2019). Ecosystem service assessment of selected wetlands of Kolkata and the Indian Gangetic Delta: multi-beneficial systems under differentiated management stress. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 27(2-3), 405-426. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11273-019-09668-1

© 2019, The Author(s). A structured literature review using the search term ‘ecosystem services’ found few relevant studies relating to three contrasting wetlands in West Bengal: the unpopulated Sudhanyakhali Island in the Sundarbans National Park, t... Read More about Ecosystem service assessment of selected wetlands of Kolkata and the Indian Gangetic Delta: multi-beneficial systems under differentiated management stress.

Mahseer (Tor spp.) fishes of the world: Status, challenges and opportunities for conservation (2019)
Journal Article
Pinder, A. C., Britton, J. R., Harrison, A. J., Nautiyal, P., Bower, S. D., Cooke, S. J., …Raghavan, R. (2019). Mahseer (Tor spp.) fishes of the world: Status, challenges and opportunities for conservation. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 29(2), 417-452. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11160-019-09566-y

© 2019, The Author(s). The mahseer fishes (Tor spp.) represent an iconic genus of large-bodied species of the Cyprinidae family. Across the 16 recognised species in the genus, individual fish can attain weights over 50kg, resulting in some species be... Read More about Mahseer (Tor spp.) fishes of the world: Status, challenges and opportunities for conservation.

Meeting global drinking water needs (2019)
Journal Article
Everard, M. (2019). Meeting global drinking water needs. Nature Sustainability, 2(5), 360-361. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-019-0292-4

© 2019, Springer Nature Limited. The Millennium Development Goal target 7c, to halve the proportion of the global population without access to safe drinking water by 2015, is the first international drinking water target ever met. Understanding how t... Read More about Meeting global drinking water needs.

Are well-intended Buddhist practices an under-appreciated threat to global aquatic biodiversity? (2019)
Journal Article
Everard, M., Pinder, A. C., Raghavan, R., & Kataria, G. (2019). Are well-intended Buddhist practices an under-appreciated threat to global aquatic biodiversity?. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 29(1), 136-141. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.2997

The inherently pro-conservation and humane Buddhist practice of ‘live release’, entailing the release into the wild of creatures destined for slaughter, poses potentially significant conservation consequences if inappropriate, invasive species are pr... Read More about Are well-intended Buddhist practices an under-appreciated threat to global aquatic biodiversity?.

A socio-ecological framework supporting catchment-scale water resource stewardship (2018)
Journal Article
Everard, M. (2019). A socio-ecological framework supporting catchment-scale water resource stewardship. Environmental Science and Policy, 91, 50-59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2018.10.017

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd The need to adapt human resource demands to the renewable capacities of ecosystems is widely acknowledged and has been transposed into multiple international and national commitments and strategies. This need is intensified by the... Read More about A socio-ecological framework supporting catchment-scale water resource stewardship.

Section 2: Status and trends. In: Gardner, R.C and Finlayson, C.M. (eds), Global Wetland Outlook: State of the World’s Wetlands and their Services to People. Gland, Switzerland: Ramsar Convention Secretariat (2018)
Report
Finlayson, C. M., Davidson, N., Fennessy, S., Coates, D., Gardner, R. C., Darwall, W., …Stroud, D. (2018). Section 2: Status and trends. In: Gardner, R.C and Finlayson, C.M. (eds), Global Wetland Outlook: State of the World’s Wetlands and their Services to People. Gland, Switzerland: Ramsar Convention Secretariat

Conservation and wise use of wetlands are vital for human livelihoods. The wide range of ecosystem services wetlands provide means that they lie at the heart of sustainable development. Yet policy and decision-makers often underestimate the value of... Read More about Section 2: Status and trends. In: Gardner, R.C and Finlayson, C.M. (eds), Global Wetland Outlook: State of the World’s Wetlands and their Services to People. Gland, Switzerland: Ramsar Convention Secretariat.

Mapping ammonia risk on sensitive habitats in Ireland (2018)
Journal Article
Kelleghan, D. B., Hayes, E. T., Everard, M., & Curran, T. P. (2019). Mapping ammonia risk on sensitive habitats in Ireland. Science of the Total Environment, 649, 1580-1589. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.424

© 2018 Elsevier B.V. The aim of this study was to provide a simple, cost-effective, risk-based map of terrestrial areas in Ireland where environmental quality may be at risk from atmospheric ammonia. This risk-based approach identifies Natura 2000 si... Read More about Mapping ammonia risk on sensitive habitats in Ireland.

The pros and cons of the hot summer on our rivers (2018)
Journal Article
Everard, M. (2018). The pros and cons of the hot summer on our rivers

West Country naturalist and scientist Dr Mark Everard looks at the effects on our rivers of the UK’s hot, dry summer