Ecologia do Brasil

Rafael D. Zenni, Tadeu Siqueira e Ricardo Solar A version of this post is available in English here. A ciência ecológica brasileira cresceu imensamente nas últimas décadas, com o florescimento de vários cursos de pós-graduação bem-sucedidos em todo o país dedicados ao tema e um número crescente de pesquisadores dedicados a entender muitos aspectos da imensa biodiversidade do país. Em 2008, havia 35 cursos de … Continue reading Ecologia do Brasil

Brazil ecology: the editors’ perspective

Associate Editors, Rafael D. Zenni, Tadeu Siqueira and Ricardo Solar provide insights into their nominated papers for our recent Ecology in Brazil Virtual Issue. A version of this post is available in Portuguese here. Brazilian ecological science has grown immensely in the past few decades, with flourishing graduate courses across the country dedicated to the topic and an increasing number of researchers focused on understanding … Continue reading Brazil ecology: the editors’ perspective

Reconhecendo e apoiando a Ciência Ecológica Brasileira em tempos incertos

This post is available in English here. Esta edição virtual celebra os mais de 70 anos de pesquisas ecológicas lideradas por instituições ou pesquisadores brasileiros e brasileiras nas revistas da Sociedade Ecológica Britânica (British Ecological Society; BES). Embora o primeiro artigo científico liderado por um pesquisador basedo no Brasil tenha sido publicado no periódico Journal of Ecology em 1948, levou-se mais de 40 anos para … Continue reading Reconhecendo e apoiando a Ciência Ecológica Brasileira em tempos incertos

Recognising and supporting Brazilian ecological science in uncertain times

Incoming Executive Editor, Jos Barlow, introduces this collection of articles that celebrates ecological research in Brazil. All articles in this Virtual Issue are free to read for a limited time. Read this post in Portuguese here. This Virtual Issue celebrates over 70 years of Brazil-based or Brazil-led research in British Ecological Society (BES) journals. Although the first manuscript led by a Brazil-based scientist was published … Continue reading Recognising and supporting Brazilian ecological science in uncertain times

A novel view of salvage logging in Europe’s spruce forests

In their recently published research, Laura Dobor, Tomáš Hlásny and colleagues investigate how different levels of intensity in salvage logging affect both bark beetle outbreaks and  landscape-scale carbon storage. Salvage logging – the removal of trees killed by wind, insects and other agents – is one of the most frequently applied management responses to forest disturbances worldwide. In European Norway spruce forests, salvaging of windfelled … Continue reading A novel view of salvage logging in Europe’s spruce forests

How should we train the next generation of applied ecologists?

Senior Editor, Nathalie Pettorelli, shares her thoughts on higher education and how we can better support future generations of applied ecologists. If you’d like to share your opinion on this matter or have an idea for a follow-up post, leave a comment below or email us. Our world, whether we look at climate, nature, culture or technology, is changing fast. Some of these changes are … Continue reading How should we train the next generation of applied ecologists?

Meet the Editor: Romina Rader

We are excited to welcome Romina Rader to the Journal of Applied Ecology Senior Editor team. Get to know the newest person behind the decision letters in this ‘Meet the Editor’ conversation. What can you tell us about the first paper you published? My first paper published was about a method to tag crabs in order to follow individuals and find out how they are … Continue reading Meet the Editor: Romina Rader

Editor’s Choice 56:11 – badger behaviour compromises TB eradication efforts

Our November Editor’s Choice article raises the question of whether the culling of badgers could increase the risk of TB spread in cattle, as badgers in culled areas travel further. Associate Editor, Andrew Park, looks at context and management implications of Ham et al.’s recent findings. Bovine tuberculosis (TB) is an important livestock disease in the UK, where it has been increasing since the 1990s … Continue reading Editor’s Choice 56:11 – badger behaviour compromises TB eradication efforts

Exotic eucalypts in restoration? It can work

Achieving ambitious, yet cost-effective, global forest restoration goals requires creative approaches. Nino T. Amazonas, Pedro H. S. Brancalion & Karen D. Holl present a novel strategy from Brazil, using mixed plantations of exotic eucalypts and native tree species as a transitional stage for tropical forest restoration. Many countries worldwide have committed large portions of their territory to forest landscape restoration, which has been widely advertised … Continue reading Exotic eucalypts in restoration? It can work