Field research and ecosystem management also suffer in pandemics – but there are glimmers of hope

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues Ecological Solutions and Evidence Lead Editor, Holly Jones, addresses the impact of the pandemic on ecosystems and the people that research and manage them. Long-term datasets with at least a year gap. Graduate students left wondering if they’ll have enough data to graduate on time. Advanced PhD students and post-docs left in a tailspin of uncertainty regarding job prospects. Early … Continue reading Field research and ecosystem management also suffer in pandemics – but there are glimmers of hope

Applied ecology in times of COVID-19

In these unusual and, often challenging times, Journal of Applied Ecology Senior Editor, Martin Nuñez raises the questions of how COVID-19 could influence the direction of, and priorities in, applied ecological research.  SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 have drastically changed our lives and routines – as I write this, my two-year-old is desperate for me to make her a cheese empanada out of playdoh. Aside from the … Continue reading Applied ecology in times of COVID-19

Ecological Solutions and Evidence: perspectives from research, practice and policy (part 2)

The Ecological Solutions and Evidence Editorial Board boasts expertise from a wide range of ecological sectors; from research institutions and NGOs to public body organisations and consultancies. In this second part of our two-part series, we ask our Associate Editors – who work in or in the interface between research, practice and policy – why people should submit to the Journal and what kind of … Continue reading Ecological Solutions and Evidence: perspectives from research, practice and policy (part 2)

Ecological Solutions and Evidence: perspectives from research, practice and policy (part 1)

The Ecological Solutions and Evidence Editorial Board boasts expertise from a wide range of ecological sectors; from research institutions and NGOs to public body organisations and consultancies. In this first part of our two-part series, we ask our Associate Editors – who work in or in the interface between research, practice and policy – to tell us a little about themselves and what need the … Continue reading Ecological Solutions and Evidence: perspectives from research, practice and policy (part 1)

Meet the Editor: Marc Cadotte

Our new journal Ecological Solutions and Evidence is currently recruiting another Lead Editor. The new Lead Editor will be joining the Senior Editor team alongside Lead Editor Holly Jones and Editor-in-Chief (EiC) Marc Cadotte, who we are getting to know better in this ‘Meet the Editor’ conversation. Marc has previously contributed to a similar conversation while he was Executive Editor of Journal of Applied Ecology, … Continue reading Meet the Editor: Marc Cadotte

Meet the Editor: Holly Jones

It has already been three months since we launched our new journal Ecological Solutions and Evidence and we are proud to say we have a strong, diverse and growing Editorial Board. We are currently recruiting another Lead Editor to join our Senior Editor team so there is no better time to get to know our current Lead Editor Holly Jones in this ‘Meet the Editor’ … Continue reading Meet the Editor: Holly Jones

PODCAST: Ken Thompson interviews Marc Cadotte

In this podcast Ken Thompson (of Functional Ecology) interviews Marc Cadotte as they discuss the British Ecological Society’s bold and innovative project, Applied Ecology Resources, and its open access journal Ecological Solutions and Evidence. This podcast was recorded at the BES Annual Meeting 2019 in Belfast. A full transcript of the interview can be found below. Find our podcasts on apple, spotify and stitcher, or your favourite podcast app. … Continue reading PODCAST: Ken Thompson interviews Marc Cadotte

#EachforEqual – taking responsibility for gender inequality starts with recognising the many

For International Women’s Day, we asked Sarah Dalrymple about her personal experiences as a woman in ecology and her views on what is required to help reach gender equality. This year’s theme is #EachforEqual. Sarah is a Senior Lecturer in Conservation Biology at Liverpool John Moores University and sits on the Advisory Board for Applied Ecology Resources. She is also an Associate Editor for the … Continue reading #EachforEqual – taking responsibility for gender inequality starts with recognising the many

The bumpy road to success in academia: a personal account of deviating from the straight path and succeeding anyway 

Considering International Women’s Day (Sunday 08 March 2020) and #EachforEqual, Associate Editor Mentee, Maria Paniw shares her story in academia, and why we shouldn’t fear the road less travelled in our careers. Anyone who has recently opened Twitter or read the news may well conclude that the academic job market is broken and dire, especially for women. I certainly get my daily dose of gloom reading … Continue reading The bumpy road to success in academia: a personal account of deviating from the straight path and succeeding anyway 

Expanding communication and inclusion in applied ecology: lessons from the past and the path ahead

Journal of Applied Ecology’s outgoing and incoming Executive Editors, Marc Cadotte and Jos Barlow, take stock of the growth of the journal and how applied ecology has developed as a discipline in the past decade. They also look forward to innovative new projects and publications aiming to further support ecological researchers and practitioners.  Applied ecological research has never before been more germane to the management … Continue reading Expanding communication and inclusion in applied ecology: lessons from the past and the path ahead