Attending the British Ecological Society’s Annual Meeting, a Festival of Ecology? There are many exciting live presentations, workshops, as well as on-demand content for our first fully virtual conference. Here are a few highlights we have picked out for The Applied Ecologist community. The Applied Ecologist Playlist This year, the British Ecological Society has moved its Annual Meeting fully virtual, so all our presentations, workshops, … Continue reading Our guide to a Festival of Ecology
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?
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 Thursday 12 December! (sign-up sheets will be on the BES Stand in the Exhibition Hall.) Find out more about this session below. What is a Speed Review Session? Essentially, Speed Review is a chance for you to get … Continue reading Speed Review at the BES Annual Meeting: Get a Senior Editor’s Opinion on YOUR Manuscript
Ahead of her plenary lecture at the BES Annual Meeting next week, Helen Roy, Ecologist at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and People and Nature Associate Editor writes for Relational Thinking and us on her celebration of a year in ecology. If you’re at #BES2019 Helen’s plenary lecture will be at 09.00 am on Friday 13th December. Don’t miss it! Every year I … Continue reading 12 months in ecology
With conference season upon us, Errol Douwes (Environmental Planning and Climate Protection, Durban) shares advice on how to make the most of the academic conference circuit from a practitioner’s perspective. What tips do you have? Leave a comment below or Tweet us @JAppliedEcology. I’ve often wondered if and how other practitioners decide on which conferences they will attend. It’s very seldom that I’ve been invited … Continue reading Busy practitioner? Think carefully before choosing which academic conference to attend
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
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…
It’s Peer Review Week and many are thinking about the course peer review may take in the future. What better time to watch the video of our panel discussion on the future of peer review in ecology from the British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, 2016? This post was original shared by Alice Plane on the BES website. Peer review is critical to the research process but … Continue reading Video: What is the future of peer review in ecology?
For the British Ecological Society Annual Meeting 2016 the BES Publications team will be holding a panel debate on the future of peer review in ecology. Find out how you can get involved in this debate here. What is the role of peer review in scientific research? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the different models of peer review? What recognition should be available … Continue reading What is the future of peer review in ecology?
Peer review is critical to the research process, but is also the subject of much criticism and debate. Review bias, reviewer recognition and the discovery of peer review rings are recent examples of topics widely discussed by the scientific community. Many peer review models and experiments have emerged across scientific disciplines with the aim of improving the review process, often leading to more questions than … Continue reading What is the future of peer review in ecology?