Peer Review Week 2022: Creating and supporting trust in research 

Peer Review Week is an annual event to celebrate the value of peer review and its role in scholarly communication. In this post, we explore how the British Ecological Society journals support this year’s theme, ‘Research Integrity: Creating and supporting trust in research’.  The peer review system has been around for centuries and, despite some of its criticisms, remains a widely accepted method for research … Continue reading Peer Review Week 2022: Creating and supporting trust in research 

Associate Editor mentoring: 2023 applications now open

If you are less than five years post-PhD, based in or from the Global South, and looking to develop your editorial experience alongside a revered board of Senior Editors, why not apply for the Journal of Applied Ecology Associate Editor mentoring opportunity? Each year the board welcomes new mentee Associate Editors with little or no editorial experience to take up this training post and gain experience of … Continue reading Associate Editor mentoring: 2023 applications now open

Join The Applied Ecologist team as a Blog Associate Editor

We are seeking an enthusiastic ecologist with a passion for stimulating dialogue and communication across everyone involved in ecological research and practice to join the team in this voluntary role. Summary of the Role We are looking for an active ecologist with a passion for stimulating dialogue and communication across everyone involved in ecological research and practice. Part of the Editorial Boards for Journal Applied … Continue reading Join The Applied Ecologist team as a Blog Associate Editor

Writefull trial announced on Journal of Applied Ecology

We are delighted to announce that we have integrated the language editing software, Writefull, into the online submission system of Journal of Applied Ecology.   Writefull is an automatic proofing and editing AI tool trained on published articles from STEM subject areas. It screens text for correctness of grammar, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation, as well more subtle language issues such as style, word order, and phrasing. … Continue reading Writefull trial announced on Journal of Applied Ecology

Southwood Prize 2021: early career researcher winner announced

We’re excited to announce Chinmay Sonawane as the winner of this year’s Southwood Prize, celebrating the best paper by an early career researcher in the 2021 (58th) volume of Journal of Applied Ecology. Chinmay’s winning paper is Public health and economic benefits of spotted hyenas Crocuta crocuta in a peri-urban system. About the research Research on interactions between people and wildlife has traditionally concentrated on the negative impacts on … Continue reading Southwood Prize 2021: early career researcher winner announced

Chico Mendes Prize 2021: early career practitioner winner announced

We’re excited to announce Alexandro Leverkus as the winner of the 2021 Chico Mendes Prize, celebrating the best Practice Insights article in the journal by an author at the start of their career. Winner: Alexandro Leverkus Research: Enabling conditions for the implementation and conservation outcomes of a private nature reserve About the study Public nature reserves are often the cornerstone of nature conservation but are … Continue reading Chico Mendes Prize 2021: early career practitioner winner announced

Shortlist announced for Southwood Prize early career researcher award

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 (58th) 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: Reduced … Continue reading Shortlist announced for Southwood Prize early career researcher award

Shortlist announced for Chico Mendes Prize early career practitioner award

After announcing the Chico Mendes Prize at the end of 2021, we present the shortlisted articles for this year’s Chico Mendes Prize – awarded to the best Practice Insights article published by an early career practitioner – based on the first two volumes of the journal. The Chico Mendes Prize is awarded every two years to celebrate and honour the work of on-the-ground practitioners and … Continue reading Shortlist announced for Chico Mendes Prize early career practitioner award

Shortlist announced for Georgina Mace Prize early career researcher award

Each year, Ecological Solutions and Evidence awards the Georgina Mace Prize to the best research article published by an early career author. Today, we present the shortlisted articles for this year’s award based on the previous volume (2nd) of the journal. Having announced the name of ESE’s early career researcher prize in December 2021, this will be the first year we award the prize in honour … Continue reading Shortlist announced for Georgina Mace Prize early career researcher award

New Associate Editors: February 2022

We are delighted to welcome three new Associate Editors to the Journal of Applied Ecology editorial board: Sarah Faye Harpenslager, Francesca Pilotto and Fraser Januchowski-Hartly. Find out more about them and their research interests below: Sarah Faye Harpenslager, B-Ware research centre, Netherlands. Sarah Faye is a biogeochemist and aquatic ecologist. Her main research interests comprise the cycling of nutrients, the interaction between plants and their … Continue reading New Associate Editors: February 2022