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

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 (56th) 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 … Continue reading Shortlist announced for Southwood Prize early career researcher award

Harvesting the benefits of the open science era in applied ecology  

From open data to preregistration of hypotheses, Erlend Nilsen and colleagues ask how can we make the most of open science in applied ecology? Take a look at this introduction to their recent Commentary and share your thoughts in the comments below. A world in rapid change The world around us is changing rapidly, and much of the research reported through Journal of Applied Ecology is, in … Continue reading Harvesting the benefits of the open science era in applied ecology  

How should we train the next generation of applied ecologists?

Senior Editor, Nathalie Pettorelli, shares her thoughts on higher education and how we can better support future generations of applied ecologists. If you’d like to share your opinion on this matter or have an idea for a follow-up post, leave a comment below or email us. Our world, whether we look at climate, nature, culture or technology, is changing fast. Some of these changes are … Continue reading How should we train the next generation of applied ecologists?

Meet the Editor: Romina Rader

We are excited to welcome Romina Rader to the Journal of Applied Ecology Senior Editor team. Get to know the newest person behind the decision letters in this ‘Meet the Editor’ conversation. What can you tell us about the first paper you published? My first paper published was about a method to tag crabs in order to follow individuals and find out how they are … Continue reading Meet the Editor: Romina Rader

Why ecology matters

This week, the British Ecological Society are attending New Scientist Live to showcase Incredible Creatures and bring ecological research to a wider audience. Focused across four zones; jungle, water, nocturnal, and people and nature, we’re excited to share the value of ecology in tackling the biggest challenges faced by our natural world. To celebrate this, we’ve brought together Why Ecology Matters; a selection of articles … Continue reading Why ecology matters

Quality in peer review: tools and resources

From selecting your preferred reviewers to providing the most useful and fair feedback to other authors, peer review can be both challenging and rewarding. In line with Peer Review Week 2019’s theme of quality in peer review, we have curated this selection of tools, tips and articles to help hone your peer review skills and gain clearer insight into what the process involves.  There’s plenty … Continue reading Quality in peer review: tools and resources