Flower strips, organic management or small-scale farming: which benefits pollinator abundance, richness and reproduction most?

Exploring local and landscape management actions, Costanza Geppert and colleagues recognise the value of flower strips but also point to the importance of organic agriculture when it comes to maintaining pollinator richness. Their new insights were recently published in Journal of Applied Ecology. In recent years, the ‘insect Armageddon’ has received growing attention in Europe. The main driver of this insect decline is agricultural intensification, … Continue reading Flower strips, organic management or small-scale farming: which benefits pollinator abundance, richness and reproduction most?

Igor Khorozyan: How to protect cattle from leopard attacks

In this Q&A, we discussed with author Igor Khorozyan the background behind his team’s recently published article: “Studded leather collars are very effective in protecting cattle from leopard (Panthera pardus) attacks” and the wider implications of the research, as well as finding a little bit more about the author himself. The research What’s your article about? In this article, we studied how good protective collars … Continue reading Igor Khorozyan: How to protect cattle from leopard attacks

Green-tree retention benefits recovery of ground beetles

In their new research, Linhao Wu and colleagues set out to answer the question ‘how do retention harvest and forest type together affect the conservation and recovery of ground beetles assemblages’?  Ground beetles (members of the family Carabidae) are common and important components of forest biodiversity. Because they are easy to collect, highly diverse and sensitive to habitat changes, they have been widely used as … Continue reading Green-tree retention benefits recovery of ground beetles

Editor’s choice 57:07 – An urgent need for standardised monitoring of Arctic freshwaters

Heino et al.’s recent Policy Direction provides an approach to freshwater biomonitoring that could equip us to manage the effects of climate change in the Arctic. Associate Editor, Robert Britton highlights the work as our latest Journal of Applied Ecology Editor’s Choice. Anthropogenic climate change is not resulting in uniform warming rates across the world, with some regions increasing in temperature faster than others. This … Continue reading Editor’s choice 57:07 – An urgent need for standardised monitoring of Arctic freshwaters

Join The Applied Ecologist team as a Blog Associate Editor

*Deadline extended to Monday 17 August 2020* Are you an active ecologist with a passion for science communication? Apply by Monday 17 August 2020 to become our first Blog Associate Editor and help stimulate dialogue and communicate robust science with the applied ecology community. The Blog Associate Editor role – This is a voluntary position – The key responsibilities and duties include: Commissioning and/or writing … Continue reading Join The Applied Ecologist team as a Blog Associate Editor

Ecological Solutions and Evidence: an Associate Editor’s perspective

There is now only one month to go in our open call for Associate Editors as we look to expand the diversity and expertise of our Editorial Board. Find out more about our new journal from the perspective of one of our current Associate Editors, Ian Thornhill. Tell us a little about yourself. I am from Tamworth, Staffordshire, best known for a breed of pig … Continue reading Ecological Solutions and Evidence: an Associate Editor’s perspective

How can movement ecology support marine protected areas in preventing illegal fishing?

In their recently published work, David Jacoby and colleagues combine long-term shark tracking data with that of enforcement patrols to see how behaviour can influence the vulnerability of marine life to illegal fishing in one of the world’s largest marine protected areas. Continue reading How can movement ecology support marine protected areas in preventing illegal fishing?

Meet the Editor: Carolyn Kurle

Last month, we announced Carolyn Kurle as our latest addition to the Ecological Solutions and Evidence Senior Editor team. With applications still open for our open call for Associate Editors, find out more about our new Lead Editor in this ‘Meet the Editor’ conversation. What can you tell us about the first paper you published? My first published paper was a nice study based upon … Continue reading Meet the Editor: Carolyn Kurle

Registered Reports at Ecological Solutions and Evidence – a big move for the BES

In our commitment to robust and open science, Ecological Solutions and Evidence has introduced registered reports as a new article submission type – but what exactly are they? We asked Tim Parker, Shinichi Nakagawa and Hannah Fraser, three advocates and experts on transparency and open science in ecology. Registered reports are a new type of scientific paper designed to reduce publication and reporting bias, improve … Continue reading Registered Reports at Ecological Solutions and Evidence – a big move for the BES

Biodiversity in West African parklands promotes pollination of shea

With demand on shea parklands increasing, Aoife Delaney and colleagues explore the pollination services to shea and how we can better support this resource of both ecological and economic importance. Their new research was recently published in Journal of Applied Ecology. Shea parklands occupy over 1 million km2 in the Sudano-Sahelian semi-arid zone of sub-Saharan Africa, from Senegal in the west to Uganda in the … Continue reading Biodiversity in West African parklands promotes pollination of shea