Meet the Editor: Jos Barlow

Ever wondered how Senior Editors feel when they have a manuscript rejected? Or who inspired them as students? Find out in our Meet the Editor series. First up this week is Jos Barlow. What can you tell us about the first paper you published? It was submitted by post in triplicate, and I heard nothing for six months. When I followed up, the apologetic editor said he’d lost … Continue reading Meet the Editor: Jos Barlow

Meet the Editor: Nathalie Pettorelli

Next up in our new Meet the Editor series is Nathalie Pettorelli. Discover the place she’d recommend you travel to and how you can catch up with her at this year’s British Ecological Society Annual Meeting. What can you tell us about the first paper you published? It was about roe deer in France and the ideal free distribution, and I celebrated like hell when … Continue reading Meet the Editor: Nathalie Pettorelli

Meet the Editor: Marc Cadotte

Ahead of this year’s British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, where you have a chance to meet our Senior Editors, we thought it would be good to get to know the people behind the decision letters. First up is our Executive Editor, and Toronto Maple Leafs fan, Marc Cadotte. What can you tell us about the first paper you published? It was from my undergraduate fourth-year … Continue reading Meet the Editor: Marc Cadotte

Necesitamos hacer que la ecología aplicada sea realmente global para enfrentar mejor los desafíos del Antropoceno

Senior Editor, Martin Nuñez An English version is available here. Hoy abrí mi página de Facebook y encontré personas publicando noticias y comentarios sobre rinocerontes en camino a la extinción en Uganda, algunos videos muy tristes de plantaciones de palma aceitera que ponen en peligro a los orangutanes en Indonesia y fotos de algunas plantaciones increíblemente grandes de árboles en Pakistán. ¿Qué tienen estos tres … Continue reading Necesitamos hacer que la ecología aplicada sea realmente global para enfrentar mejor los desafíos del Antropoceno

We need to make applied ecology truly global to better face the challenges of the Anthropocene

Kicking off Peer Review Week 2018, Senior Editor Martin Nuñez reflects on geographical diversity in our own journals, where it’s been limited and what we’re doing to change that. How can we make ecology truly global? Update (Jan. 2019): you can now read our full Editorial on this topic for free in issue 56:1 of the journal. A Spanish version of this post is available … Continue reading We need to make applied ecology truly global to better face the challenges of the Anthropocene

Spotlight: Decision making under uncertainty

Issue 55:2 of Journal of Applied Ecology features a Spotlight on Decision making under uncertainty. Senior Editor, Michael Bode discusses these Spotlight papers, chosen by the Editors to showcase the latest research in this area. Professor John Shepherd famously compared fisheries management to forestry, except that the trees were invisible and were constantly moving around. Most applied ecologists would sympathise, while simultaneously casting an envious eye … Continue reading Spotlight: Decision making under uncertainty

Putting belowground biota in the Spotlight

The latest issue of Journal of Applied Ecology features as Spotlight on Soil Biota. Here, Martín A. Nuñez (Senior Editor for the journal) and Nahuel Policelli discuss the merits of these papers, specially chosen and grouped together by our Editors. ‘Managing soil health’, ‘considering hidden herbivores’, ‘restoring mycorrhizal fungal diversity’, are just some of the examples that highlight an increase interest on recognizing belowground aspects … Continue reading Putting belowground biota in the Spotlight

Research, management and local knowledge: an innovative approach to invasive species control

Executive Editor, Marc Cadotte shares his thoughts on Jennifer Firn and colleagues’ new article, Integrating local knowledge and research to refine the management of an invasive non-native grass in critically endangered grassy woodlands and why utilising local knowledge is vital if we’re to provide successful solutions to environmental issues.  While many hurdles hamper the successful application of ecological concepts and theories to developing solutions to environmental … Continue reading Research, management and local knowledge: an innovative approach to invasive species control

Applied Ecology as a Global Enterprise

This post is from Journal of Applied Ecology’s newest Senior Editor Martin Nuñez. The BES’s recent response to the UK referendum reminding us that ecology is a global concern has offered me the ideal opportunity to introduce myself. I am Martin Nuñez, the newest Senior Editor of Journal of Applied Ecology. I am a researcher at CONICET, and Professor at Universidad Nacional del Comahue, in … Continue reading Applied Ecology as a Global Enterprise