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📢New paper on planting #hedgerows for climate change mitigation

How does #hedgerow planting contribute towards reaching #NetZero?

We looked at hedge #biomass and #soil carbon storage and UK planting rates


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1/9 First, a look at hedge planting numbers. We used @NaturalEngland data for planting and gapping-up in public schemes (#CountrysideStewardship &co)

👉 5265 km of hedges have been planted in 2004-2022
👉 2.6 times as many hedges were planted in 2019-2022 compared to 2004-2018 Image
2/9 But we need to plant more! To be exact, we need +193,000 km in England to meet the goal set by @theCCCuk for #NetZero

How much CO2 would be stored in these new hedges?

at @SoGLeeds we measured aboveground #biomass carbon stock and sequestration in hedges of different ages Image
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1/The 90s called & wants its carotid imaging back!

It’s been 30 years--why are you still just quoting NASCET?

A #tweetorial about carotid plaque imaging in collaboration w/ @SVINJournal!

Featuring this 🆓#openaccess article:… Image
@SVINJournal 2/Everyone knows the NASCET criteria: If the patient is symptomatic & the greatest stenosis from the plaque is >70% of the diameter of normal distal lumen, patient will likely benefit from carotid endarterectomy. But that doesn’t mean the remaining patients are just fine! Image
@SVINJournal 3/Yes, carotid plaques resulting in high grade stenosis are high risk.

But assuming that stenosis is the only mechanism by which a carotid plaque is high risk is like assuming that the only way to kill someone is by strangulation. Image
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Good morning from Portland, OR, from the #SSP2023 @ScholarlyPub, where I will attend the plenary session "The Evolving Knowledge Ecosystem" about the economic pressures and the greatest challenges shaping the scholarly publishing industry.
This will be a panel discussion, with @rschon @IthakaSR, @amy_brand @mitpress, Gregg Gordon @SSRN, Julia Kostova @FrontiersIn, and @DrNandiQ @Clarivate
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Roger Schonfeld @rschon will be moderating this panel, and opens the discussion with asking what the purpose of scholarly publishing is or should be.
@amy_brand : we not only deliver research contents but we are really integral to the academic ecosystem.
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Beware 'persuasive communication devices' in academic writing !

In this brief #OpenAccess article published in @eLife, we encourage authors, reviewers, and editors to reflect on the (mis)use of persuasive communication devices in #academicwriting 1/ 🧵
The article identifies 22 such persuasive tools, organized in four categories :

“Mischaracterizing the state-of-the-art”

... misleads the reader about the novelty or strength of the research by making inaccurate statements about the current state of scientific knowledge 2/ Image

... inflates the perceived importance of the research 3/ Image
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🚨New blog post🚨 on our recent The Lancet Public Health @TheLancetPH paper describing changes in #COVID-19 related mortality from 2020 to 2022. Read it here:…

Let's do a short thread! 🧵
In the paper, we compared #COVID-19 related death rates in the first pandemic wave with death rates in the subsequent waves in 19 million people in England🕵️‍♀️.

The full paper is available here #OpenAccess🔓…
The graph below depicts subgroup specific sex- and age-standardised #COVID-19 related death rates and how they changed over time👇. Sex- and age-standardised C...
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Witness a new revolution in the field of #science.🚀

It's ok to be tired of the current scientific publishing system that favors gatekeepers and restricts access to knowledge because
the solution might just be here:


#Latesttrendnarrative #DeSci
#Desci leverages blockchain technology to develop scientific research and help solve scientific challenges that have tarried for long. 💯

In this thread, we'll explore what DeSci is, its benefits, and some exciting low cap projects to keep an eye on! 🤝

⚡ What is #Desci?

DeSci is a rapidly expanding initiative that encourages openness and decentralization in research.
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Stefan Burkart, sr. scientist of the #TropicalForages Program presents in the @IGC2023 Grassland Policies, Social Issues, and Ecosystem Services session the keynote 'Public policies for the development of a sustainable, forage-based cattle sector in Latam: A comparative analysis' ImageImage
@IGC2023 LatAm is essential in the global cattle industry since it contributes > 25% of global🥩supply and 10% of 🥛supply. A sector that generates both internal and external benefits. However, the environmental effects of traditional or conventional production should be considered. Image
@IGC2023 Although the countries express a political will to promote sust. practices, the advances are dissimilar. Even though, the implemented policies should not be abandoned, but rather persist and be expressed in tangible effects. It is necessary to assume them as a long-term process. Image
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1/20: Enhancing research visibility is crucial for making an impact. Here's the first tip: consistently use the same version of your name and affiliation throughout your academic career. This ensures better traceability and recognition. #ResearchVisibility #AcademicImpact Image
2/20: Catch your readers' attention by repeating key phrases in the abstract. It improves the discoverability of your research and enhances its visibility. Don't underestimate the power of a well-crafted abstract! #ResearchTips #AcademicWriting
3/20: Boost the visibility of your research by assigning relevant keywords to your manuscript. This helps search engines and databases categorize your work accurately. Choose keywords wisely for optimal discoverability. #ResearchVisibility #Keywords
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Are hallucinations and delusions in Parkinson's disease due to medications or an intrinsic part of the disease?

This is what we tried to answer by going back in time to case notes prior to the use of dopaminergic therapies.

Let's explain...…
Firstly, what do you think? What causes the psychosis in PD?
The problem with answering this Q is that pretty much everyone in industrialised countries who has PD beyond the very early stages is now on medications.

To solve this, we used the amazing case notes housed by @neurolib at Queen Square, London.
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Como periodista, y especialmente uno del medio cultural, es un requisito sine qua non de mi trabajo estar convenientemente informado y actualizado. Para lograrlo sigo a una serie de fuentes y utilizo determinadas herramientas que me facilitan bastante esta parte de él.
En el caso de los libros que están en #OpenAccess o que entran a ese dominio (a propósito de la pregunta de @sadlarsvon sobre cómo enterarse de ello), que resulta útil o interesante a quienes nos siguen, tengo establecido la siguiente rutina:
1. En primer lugar, tengo una carpeta direcciones (favoritos) con una decena o tal vez 12 repositorios de mi interés (en este caso, de ciencias sociales y humanidades) que reviso una vez a la semana para enterarme de las novedades que tengan. Esto es fundamental.
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"The established supply chain for scholarly books presents a major challenge for small or new #OA publishers to thrive. Specialised title management systems, for instance, are difficult to access and many systems are not oriented to #openaccess books." #ScalingSmall #OABooks
"@COPIMproject has dedicated time and attention to this issue developing @Thoth_metadata, a #metadata management system, that aims to level the playing field between large and small publishers by alleviating some of the difficulties faced by scholar-led presses."
@COPIMproject @Thoth_metadata Everything about @Thoth_metadata is #OpenSource on Github - the database includes chapter-level #metadata for #OABooks
Plus #DOIs #RORids #ORCids with mappings between multiple #metadata schema including MARC
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@jesherer "No one talks about publishing as #OpenAccess causing declined usage or impact for monographs; in fact it is often the opposite!" #ScalingSmall #OABooks
@jesherer We need to get better at measuring usage & impact for #OABooks - this is tricky for libraries in particular; we rely on institution-specific usage stats to demonstrate value for money; how do we measure our institutional usage of #OpenAccess content?
@jesherer We can get #OABooks usage stats based on IP-range; but this is just part of the picture - lots of usage is off-campus! If users don't go through authentication like EZproxy (because the content is open) how do we measure what institution they are affiliated to?
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@ScholTom explains WP3 #OpeningtheFuture
Pilot case to show that publishers can transition their business to new #OpenAccess models that do not rely on BPCs but on community funding.
Developing online open toolkits for starting & running open access presses #ScalingSmall #OABooks Image
@CEUPress and @LivUniPress made #OpeningtheFuture a reality! And libraries of all sizes have joined the membership scheme, enabling library funds to go further: achieving the dual objectives of increasing collections and supporting #OpenAccess.
#ScalingSmall #OABooks Image
Library members pay a small annual fee to get DRM-free, unlimited access to a publisher’s backlist; membership revenue is used to produce new frontlist monographs which are #OpenAccess to anyone in the world!
#OpeningtheFuture #ScalingSmall #OABooks Image
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If institutions & funders are serious about #OpenScience & #OpenResearch then they have to reassess reward & recognition systems for academics so that there is a culture change away from traditional prestige publishing
#ScalingSmall #OABooks
It's about redirecting labour & funds to #open rather than propping up the status quo - part of this is for academic institutions to work with publishers to develop sustainable & equitable #openaccess options (not just those funded by TAs, APCs & BPCs)...
#ScalingSmall #OABooks
Also key for publishers to work with academic libraries to ensure #openaccess content can be found & accessed via library discovery layers + embedded in teaching.
#OA content should be as discoverable to library-users as paywalled content! #MetadataMatters
#ScalingSmall #OABooks
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(1/7) New article in Policing: “Gunshot Detection Technology Time Savings & Spatial Precision. An Exploratory Analysis in Kansas City” w/@da_hatt Carter, Baughman & Mohler… #OpenAccess postprint & research brief available at… @NU_SCCJ
@da_hatt @NU_SCCJ (2/7) The study analyzes the time savings and spatial precision offered by GDT as compared to calls for service. Time savings measures the number of seconds between the GDT alert and CFS. Spatial precision measures the distance between the GDT and CFS locations.
(3/7) GDT alerts occurred a median of 93 seconds before CFS. This represents approximately 12% of median police/EMS response and EMS travel time to nearest trauma center. In other words, GDT offers a 12% “head start” for the victim transport process
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Day 3 of #BSP2023 begins today with our @SPPIRITnetwork ECR session! SPPIRIT is an excellent ECR organisation for parasitologists working in Scotland, but all ECRs will benefit from the expertise today in publishing & attracting funding! #parasitology Image
Here are the talks for today's @SPPIRITnetwork ECR session at #BSP2023! A big thanks to @CambridgeUP who are here in person as sponsors (so visit their table!). They are publishers of the journal "Parasitology" & an original sponsor of the BSP!… Image
Our 1st talk at the #BSP2023 ECR session with @SPPIRITnetwork is from @StothardRuss, Parasitology Editor-In-Chief with tips on getting your manuscript 'in press'! There is also a webinar available with tips from @CambridgeUP at #parasitology Image
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📢NEW PUBLICATION in Forest Ecology and Management: Pre-fire measures of boreal forest structure and composition inform interpretation of post-fire spectral recovery rates #OpenAccess #forestrecovery #boreal #fire…

A short 🧵 follows... Image
Spectral recovery=# of yrs reqd for pixel to attain 80% of its pre-disturbance NBR value (Years to Recovery, Y2R). NBR=Normalized Burn Ratio, which exploits differences in spectral response of vegetation & exposed soil in NIR and SWIR wavelengths. Enabled by #Landsat time series. ImageImage
We used an #opendata synthesis of #boreal pre- & post-fire field measurements shared by Baltzer @forestecogrp et al. (2021). Incredibly useful data for examining drivers of spectral #forestrecovery post-fire.

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In case you missed it, here's a promo for my next book w/@MayflyBooks,
No Love in War: A Story of Christian Nationalism.
It takes readers through 3 circles of Christian Dominionism, reading the wars religious supremacists wage against the world against their wars at home.
From the introduction:
"For the uninitiated into Christian Reconstructionism and other arms of the Christian Dominionist movement in the United States and beyond, @julieingersoll accurately summarises the central goal of this cluster of political ideologies as ...
'establishing the kingdom on earth to prepare for Christ’s return required Christians to transform the world/take dominion, a view that became an article of faith for the religious right, which popularized versions of post-millennialism as dominion or “kingdom now” theology.'
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In August, @alexbollfrass & I jotted down thoughts on how the dynamics of Russia’s war on Ukraine might affect the global nuclear order #OpenAccess @SurvivalEditors @IISS_org.

We are often asked to reflect on those conclusions.…
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When we wrote, we did so to make a “contribution of scholarship.” Early in the war, there were lots of quick, reactionary takes predicting the nuclear order’s collapse. We attempted to think through what history, political science, & policy literature teaches.
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Our conclusion was that the global nuclear order, flawed as it may be, is much more durable than others were warning. Even with its innate inequities & Russia’s misbehavior, the order will continue to serve the interests of nuclear energy- & weapons-capable states.
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"The complex relationship between transparency, legitimation and accountability–some evidence from the fight against corruption" from @agusti_cerrillo and me, Rivista di Etica pubblica, #OpenAccess @UnipgSciPol @UniperugiaNews…
here you can find all the essays published in the #2/2022 issue, titled "Transparency in tension: between accountability and legitimacy"
"At the roots of transparency: a public-ethics perspective" by Alberto Pirni, @SantAnnaPisa
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With the #ControlledDigitalLending #CDL case coming on Monday (3/20) @jziskina and I are excited to announce the release of “The Publisher Playbook: A Brief History of the Publishing Industry’s Obstruction of the #Library Mission.” [link at end of thread] /1
The purpose of this paper is to outline the legal & other obstructions that #libraries have encountered from the publishing industry. Libraries have continued to perform their routine activities or made advancements to increase #access to the public in innovative ways... /2
...yet, #libraries and their readers have routinely engaged in lengthy battles to defend the ability for libraries to fulfill their mission and serve the #publicgood.
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Big @batsgoviral week! In @PNASNews and @ScienceAdvances we test how to prevent zoonotic #spillover by interrupting virus transmission in bat reservoirs. Short story: culls didn’t reduce spillover but altered rabies spatial spread; transmissible vaccines may be a solution. A 🧵.
First culling. Vampire bats are poisoned throughout Latin America to reduce blood feeding on humans and livestock and in hopes of preventing uniformly lethal rabies infections. Whether culls reduce rabies spillover is still controversial even after ~50 years of use.
We studied a 2 year bat cull in southern Peru where >21,000 bats were treated with a spreadable poison #vampiricide. This region suffered >1000 rabies outbreaks from 2003-2019 making a rare & statistically powerful case study to test whether bat culls reduce viral spillover.
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Starting now w/ @AiHisano Geoff Jones and Robert Lockhart - ESC event about #writing your #firstbook #bizhis
What steps emerging business historians should take to write their first monograph?
From @AiHisano
1) think about what kind of scholar you want to be,
2) explore broader frameworks for your book than you had in your dissertation
Geoff Jones: "as much as you can, leave some space between your defense and your book, perhaps write one article to focus on your specific contributions, put yourself out there, then write a better-conceptualized book project"
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It's Day 3 of the Research profile Bootcamp hosted by @UoLLibrary. Wednesday is all about showcasing all of your research contributions. #SocialMedia with @DrHilaryYoung #NarrativeCV with @EmmaSpary and #OpenResearch with @mrnick Research Profile Bootcamp 6-10 March 23. Wednesday Day 3: Sh
@UoLLibrary @DrHilaryYoung @EmmaSpary @mrnick This morning's workshop starts at 10:00 and is the 2nd session run by @DrHilaryYoung from @448Studio - aimed at helping researchers who have some experience of using #SocialMedia to further develop their social media strategy. 🏋️‍♀️Watch this thread for tips🧵
We are hearing about challenges researchers face when it comes to using social media - lack of confidence, don't want to appear to be showing off, lack of engagement, not knowing what to post, lack of time, feeling shy, lack of followers.
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