Journal of Applied Ecology is please to offer an Associate Editor mentoring opportunity, available to Early Career Researchers looking to gain more publications and editorial experience. Each mentee enters a two-year role in which they handle manuscripts as an Associate Editor with the support of their own Senior Editor mentor and the Editorial Office.

Our new mentees for 2018-2019 are:

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAChi-Yeung (Jimmy) Choi

Centre for Integrative Ecology, Deakin University, Australia
Jimmy is an applied ecologist with expertise in migration ecology, wetland ecology and conservation biology. He studies the relationship between animals and their environment. Current study systems include the migratory birds, with a focus on their foraging ecology during migration stopover and winter. This has led to research into diet, habitat use, migration phenology and movement strategies, often using the latest technology in wildlife tracking and remote sensing. Jimmy is also investigating how coastal habitat loss and degradation have affected migratory species and is exploring ways to mitigate these destructive anthropogenic effects through active management and international collaboration. Website

GuadalupePeraltaGuadalupe Peralta

Landcare Research, New Zealand
Guadalupe is a postdoctoral fellow at Landcare Research (New Zealand), with expertise in community ecology and special interest in species interactions and interaction patterns. She completed her PhD in 2013 at the University of Canterbury (New Zealand), followed by a postdoc at IADIZA CONICET (Argentina). Her research focuses on understanding why biodiversity and species interaction patterns change as a result of human-induced habitat changes, and ultimately how does this affect ecosystem functioning and services.  Website

FabriceFabrice Requier

Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Naturales, Agroecología y Desarrollo Rural – IRNAD, Argentina
Fabrice is interested in various aspects of ecology and biodiversity in a context of global change. His main research concerns the analysis of responses of organisms to environmental changes and to study how these responses can affect population dynamics and ecosystem services. His work deals with agroecology that aims to understand and conserve the ecological processes at the origin of ecosystem services in farmlands. He also has a growing interest in integrating societal components (volunteer-based surveys, ecosystem services, food security) to his research.  Website

oznorAnnabel Smith

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Annabel is an applied ecologist working on fire ecology, invasive species and biodiversity conservation. Currently, she is combining these three research fields to understand the extent to which invasive plants change fire regimes and how the impacts can be managed to conserve biodiversity. Annabel integrates genomic, demographic and movement data into statistical and spatial simulation models to untangle the complex mechanisms underlying ecological patterns. Much of Annabel’s work addresses questions about fundamental biology, but the results have been used to restore grasslands for threatened species and have fed into the discourse about fire management for biodiversity conservation.

JAppEcol_menteeHelen Wheeler

Anglia Ruskin University, UK
Helen’s research focusses on wildlife change in complex systems and monitoring for effective stewardship. She researches direct and indirect consequences of changing climate on wildlife in the Arctic. She works to understand how rapid climatic, ecological and socio-economic change in the Arctic affect wildlife behaviour, population ecology, spatial distribution and interactions between species. Her research is increasingly socio-ecological, including studying how different types of knowledge and information such as Traditional knowledge and scientific knowledge can contribute to our understanding of wildlife change.

Find out more about our Associate Editor mentoring opportunity and how you can apply here.