Each year Journal of Applied Ecology awards the Southwood Prize to the best paper in the journal by an author at the start of their career. Today we present the shortlisted papers for this year’s award, based on the previous (57th) volume of the journal.
The winner will be selected in the coming weeks so watch this space for future announcements.
This year’s shortlisted candidates are:
Experimental evidence of multiple ecosystem services and disservices provided by ecological intensification in Mediterranean agro‐ecosystems – Hila Segre
Chronic traffic noise increases food intake and alters gene expression associated with metabolism and disease in bats – Shengjing Song
Effects of herbivore assemblage on the spatial heterogeneity of soil nitrogen in eastern Eurasian steppe – Minna Zhang
Plant diversity enhances the reclamation of degraded lands by stimulating plant–soil feedbacks – Pu Jia
Predicting heterosis and inbreeding depression from population size and density to inform management efforts – Linus Söderquist
Diet diversity and pesticide risk mediate the negative effects of land use change on solitary bee offspring production – Mary Centrella
Agricultural intensification heightens food safety risks posed by wild birds – Olivia M. Smith
Predicting meiofauna abundance to define preservation and impact zones in a deep‐sea mining context using random forest modelling – Katja Uhlenkott
Estimating marine protected area network benefits for reef sharks – Gerardo Martín
Forest cover and proximity decrease herbivory and increase crop yield via enhanced natural enemies in soybean fields – Ezequiel González