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

How can citizen science help solve environmental crises?

Isabel Bishop (Research Manager) and Toos Van Noordwijk (Science, Policy and Innovation Director) from Earthwatch Europe reflect on discussions from the recent British Ecological Society Annual Meeting about how citizen science can deliver real impact. The session was beautifully captured in the graphic recording above by Holly McKelvey, holly draws.  ‘Citizen science’ and the related terms ‘community science’ and ‘participatory monitoring’ have become buzz words … Continue reading How can citizen science help solve environmental crises?

Complex landscapes and complex decisions for farmland conservation

In this post, discover how farmland birds and agri-environmental schemes went from dissertation topic, to British Ecological Society Annual Meeting talk, to published paper for one early career researcher. Gergana Daskalova (University of Edinburgh) describes the evolution of Population responses of farmland bird species to agri‐environment schemes and land management options in Northeastern Scotland. Farmland birds: decades of decline and mixed benefits of agri-environmental schemes … Continue reading Complex landscapes and complex decisions for farmland conservation

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

Speed Review at the BES Annual Meeting: Get a Senior Editor’s Opinion on YOUR Manuscript

Originally posted on Methods.blog: Speed Review at the BES Annual Meeting: Get a Senior Editor’s Opinion on YOUR Manuscript Coming to the British Ecological Society Annual Meeting? Planning to submit a paper to a BES journal? Then you should sign up for the Speed Review Session on Monday 17 December (sign-up sheets will be on the BES Stand in the Exhibition Hall)! Find out more about … Continue reading Speed Review at the BES Annual Meeting: Get a Senior Editor’s Opinion on YOUR Manuscript

To share or to spare…

That is the question Associate Editor, Gavin Siriwardena (British Trust for Ornithology) invites you to explore at a new Interactive Session during this year’s British Ecological Society Annual Meeting. Here he offers an insight into ‘When and how are land-sparing and land-sharing appropriate for environmental management’? Find out how you can get involved here. Recent studies have proposed land-sparing as an optimal solution for biodiversity … Continue reading To share or to spare…

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

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