Rewilding needs a conceptual framework. Is the adaptive cycle the answer?

Johan T. du Toit and Nathalie Pettorelli explore the differences between rewilding and restoration. The authors have adapted this post from an article originally shared by ZSL. Rewilding means different things to different people but in applied ecology it is now broadly agreed that the concept means reorganizing, retooling, or regenerating wildness in a degraded ecosystem. Contrary to what many seem to think, rewilding is … Continue reading Rewilding needs a conceptual framework. Is the adaptive cycle the answer?

Senior Editor vacancy – apply now

We are seeking an ecologist who is highly motivated in advancing the publication of applied ecological research to join the team of Editors on Journal of Applied Ecology. Deadline 05 September 2019. We are seeking an ecologist to join the current editorial team, collaborating with the other Editors to continue raising the Journal of Applied Ecology‘s profile and reach worldwide. The journal’s international Editorial Board consists of … Continue reading Senior Editor vacancy – apply now

Editor’s Choice 56:7: Can agri-environment be successful in a pesticide world?

Executive Editor, Marc Cadotte, provides an insight into the important research of Humann-Guilleminot et al. Their recent article, A nation‐wide survey of neonicotinoid insecticides in agricultural land with implications for agri‐environment schemes, is our July Editor’s Choice. In response to general concerns about the impacts of agricultural activities on native biodiversity and ecosystem health, European jurisdictions have implemented agri-environment schemes that regulate and mitigate agricultural … Continue reading Editor’s Choice 56:7: Can agri-environment be successful in a pesticide world?

Virtual Issue: Urban Ecosystems

An increasingly prevalent part of applied ecology, urban ecosystems provide us with both new challenges and opportunities to make the most of the natural resources around us. In a new Virtual Issue, Executive Editor Marc Cadotte brings together some of the recent research published in the journal that aims to bring environmental benefits to our cities’ inhabitants. The articles are free to read for a … Continue reading Virtual Issue: Urban Ecosystems

How to keep the mycorrhizae? The more hosts you leave, the more symbionts you get

How can tree retention mediate the effects of human-introduced disturbance on ectomycorrhizal fungi? Nahuel Policelli  and Senior Editor, Martin Nuñez discuss the recent article, The significance of retention trees for survival of ectomycorrhizal fungi in clear‐cut Scots pine forests. One of the most important above-belowground interactions is that between plants and mycorrhizal fungi. Acting as symbionts, mycorrhizal fungi are involved in plants’ nutrient uptake and … Continue reading How to keep the mycorrhizae? The more hosts you leave, the more symbionts you get

Getting everyone on board with rewilding

To celebrate the release of the latest Ecological Reviews, Rewilding, we’ve invited some of the book’s authors and editors to share their insights into this hotly debated topic from both applied and interdisciplinary perspectives. The posts will be shared here on The Applied Ecologist’s Blog and over at Relational Thinking. Kicking off the series, Nathalie Pettorelli (Zoological Society of London) explores the challenging concept of reaching … Continue reading Getting everyone on board with rewilding

On the horizon: Climate change and the capacity of Antarctic benthos to store carbon

Kicking off our On the horizon series of posts about emerging issues in conservation and applied ecology, Nathalie Pettorelli explores how climate change and melting ice in the Antarctic could affect carbon storage on a global scale. Just a few days ago, news outlets around the world were reporting on the findings from a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences … Continue reading On the horizon: Climate change and the capacity of Antarctic benthos to store carbon

Assessing uneven global distribution in applied ecology: your thoughts

We recently published a new Editorial, Assessing the uneven global distribution of readership, submissions and publications in applied ecology: Obvious problems without obvious solutions. You’ve provided some great insights into this issue on Twitter so far. Why not read the article for free and join the conversation? Leave a comment below or Tweet us @JAppliedEcology Editorial: Assessing uneven global distribution in applied ecology If you’re interested … Continue reading Assessing uneven global distribution in applied ecology: your thoughts

Meet the Editor: Phil Stephens

Rounding up our Meet the Editor series ahead of the British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, we chat to Phil Stephens. You can meet Phil and have the opportunity to discuss your work with him at this year’s Speed Review. What can you tell us about the first paper you published? It was a Review of Allee effects in TREE. It must have been timely, because … Continue reading Meet the Editor: Phil Stephens

Meet the Editor: Martin Nuñez

We’ve not long to go until the British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, where you have a chance to chat to our Senior Editors. Get to know the people behind the decision letters first in our Meet the Editor series. Today we’re speaking to Martin Nuñez. What can you tell us about the first paper you published? My first research paper was the one from my undergrad thesis. … Continue reading Meet the Editor: Martin Nuñez