Speed Review at the BES Annual Meeting: Get a Senior Editor’s Opinion on YOUR Manuscript

Originally posted on Methods.blog: Speed Review at the BES Annual Meeting: Get a Senior Editor’s Opinion on YOUR Manuscript Coming to the British Ecological Society Annual Meeting? Planning to submit a paper to a BES journal? Then you should sign up for the Speed Review Session on Monday 17 December (sign-up sheets will be on the BES Stand in the Exhibition Hall)! Find out more about … Continue reading Speed Review at the BES Annual Meeting: Get a Senior Editor’s Opinion on YOUR Manuscript

To share or to spare…

That is the question Associate Editor, Gavin Siriwardena (British Trust for Ornithology) invites you to explore at a new Interactive Session during this year’s British Ecological Society Annual Meeting. Here he offers an insight into ‘When and how are land-sparing and land-sharing appropriate for environmental management’? Find out how you can get involved here. Recent studies have proposed land-sparing as an optimal solution for biodiversity … Continue reading To share or to spare…

Unlocking Africa’s potential for citizen science

Judith Mirembe (NatureUganda) and Michael Pocock (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK) share the outcomes of a recent workshop on the growth of citizen science in East Africa. Discover more details in their recent Policy Direction, free to read in Journal of Applied Ecology. Citizen science as an approach to environmental science and monitoring is growing in prominence across the world. Citizen science itself  is … Continue reading Unlocking Africa’s potential for citizen science

Video: What is the future of peer review in ecology?

It’s Peer Review Week and many are thinking about the course peer review may take in the future. What better time to watch the video of our panel discussion on the future of peer review in ecology from the British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, 2016? This post was original shared by Alice Plane on the BES website. Peer review is critical to the research process but … Continue reading Video: What is the future of peer review in ecology?

INTECOL 2017 – One week in China: Insights from Marc Cadotte

Originally posted on Journal of Ecology Blog:
As advertised in a previous blog post, the international conference of ecology INTECOL 2017 was held last week in Beijing, China. This year’s conference theme was Ecology and Civilization in a Changing World. Marc Cadotte, Senior Editor of Journal of Applied Ecology, attended the conference and wrote a nice blog post for the EEB and Flow blog, in which he shares his… Continue reading INTECOL 2017 – One week in China: Insights from Marc Cadotte

What is the future of peer review in ecology?

For the British Ecological Society Annual Meeting 2016 the BES Publications team will be holding a panel debate on the future of peer review in ecology. Find out how you can get involved in this debate here. What is the role of peer review in scientific research? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the different models of peer review? What recognition should be available … Continue reading What is the future of peer review in ecology?

What is the future of peer review in ecology?

Peer review is critical to the research process, but is also the subject of much criticism and debate. Review bias, reviewer recognition and the discovery of peer review rings are recent examples of topics widely discussed by the scientific community. Many peer review models and experiments have emerged across scientific disciplines with the aim of improving the review process, often leading to more questions than … Continue reading What is the future of peer review in ecology?

Maximising the policy impact of your scientific research

At the recent joint BES and CCI Symposium ‘Making a Difference in Conservation: Improving the Links Between Ecological Research, Policy and Practice’ Journal of Applied Ecology Executive Editor, Marc Cadotte, and Associate Editor and Policy Direction author, Sarah Durant coordinated a workshop on maximising the policy impact of scientific research. In recent years there has been an evolution of the types of papers journals publish … Continue reading Maximising the policy impact of your scientific research

Who should communicate the policy implications of ecological research?

This post, written by Journal of Applied Ecology Executive Editor, Marc Cadotte, has been reblogged, with permission, from The EEB & Flow. Ecology is a science that tries to understand the world. How is the diversity of organisms distributed around the world? How do extreme climate events influence populations of animals and plants? How does the diversity of organisms in a landscape influence its function … Continue reading Who should communicate the policy implications of ecological research?

Getting on with interviews

This piece is written by Heather Crump, Aberystwyth University, BES Conservation Ecology SIG Early Career Representative @hec72012. It has also been posted on the BES and ZSL Wild Science blogs. Many doors can open as a result of a PhD, whether they lead to continued research, lectureships or work with a non-governmental organisation; none are to be left unexplored. However, finding the key to open … Continue reading Getting on with interviews