Issue 54:6 of Journal of Applied Ecology is now online and available to read. The issue features topics include forest management, agricultural landscapes, invasive species and more.
Here we take a look at some of the author and Editor comments on articles in this issue:
- Managing urban green spaces to accommodate growth without sacrificing ecosystem services
The Editor’s choice article for this issue
- How does one effectively engage communities for conservation? Try becoming PARTNERS
Notes from a Practitioner’s Perspective
- For the love of trees: the benefits of vegetation and paddock management for reptiles in grazing landscapes
The balancing act of supporting both agriculture and biodiversity conservation
- Forests in 3D
A video post showing three-dimensional reconstruction of a transect from Wyre Forest
- Forest restoration as a double-edged sword
Discussing the pros and the risks of fire in restoration in this podcast
- Prescribed burns for multiple needs – is optimising spatial planning the solution to conflicting fire management objectives?
A discussion of fire management from an Australian perspective
- Why hirola are the world’s most endangered antelope, and what it will take to save them
In both English and Somali
- Measuring dark diversity: what do we know and where do we go from here?
How do you manage what you can’t measure?
- Tracking an apex marine predator – the shortfin mako shark
Investigating movements and seasonal distributions of shortfin mako sharks
- Ecological intensification of agriculture: ideas that begin to take root
In both English and Spanish
- Wet wetlands restore better
On the characteristics of wetland plants for Plant Conservation Day
- Mapping risk: new method to synthesize spatial data on human and animal use of coastal waters
Seals and shipping lanes
- Prioritizing conservation and management efforts with new methods to predict invasive species occurrence and impact
Predicting which species will establish and what type of impact they will have
- Optimally controlling invasive species in spatially-connected networks
On finding the best management policies
- Invasive wild pigs making themselves at home throughout the USA
Interpretation and prediction
- Uncertainty matters in modelling, but it can be overcome if some simple rules are followed
Notes on embracing uncertainty in applied ecology
The above posts accompany articles published in issue 54:6 of Journal of Applied Ecology.