Black and white fragmentation maps can be misleading

Recent research from Marina Antongionanni and colleagues estimates 47,000 fragments of Caatinga dry forests to be affected by chronic human disturbances. Here the authors look at how such effects are depicted, and demonstrate how this knowledge can help define large-scale conservation and management actions. Continue reading Black and white fragmentation maps can be misleading

Ecologia do Brasil

Rafael D. Zenni, Tadeu Siqueira e Ricardo Solar A version of this post is available in English here. A ciência ecológica brasileira cresceu imensamente nas últimas décadas, com o florescimento de vários cursos de pós-graduação bem-sucedidos em todo o país dedicados ao tema e um número crescente de pesquisadores dedicados a entender muitos aspectos da imensa biodiversidade do país. Em 2008, havia 35 cursos de … Continue reading Ecologia do Brasil

Brazil ecology: the editors’ perspective

Associate Editors, Rafael D. Zenni, Tadeu Siqueira and Ricardo Solar provide insights into their nominated papers for our recent Ecology in Brazil Virtual Issue. A version of this post is available in Portuguese here. Brazilian ecological science has grown immensely in the past few decades, with flourishing graduate courses across the country dedicated to the topic and an increasing number of researchers focused on understanding … Continue reading Brazil ecology: the editors’ perspective

Reconhecendo e apoiando a Ciência Ecológica Brasileira em tempos incertos

This post is available in English here. Esta edição virtual celebra os mais de 70 anos de pesquisas ecológicas lideradas por instituições ou pesquisadores brasileiros e brasileiras nas revistas da Sociedade Ecológica Britânica (British Ecological Society; BES). Embora o primeiro artigo científico liderado por um pesquisador basedo no Brasil tenha sido publicado no periódico Journal of Ecology em 1948, levou-se mais de 40 anos para … Continue reading Reconhecendo e apoiando a Ciência Ecológica Brasileira em tempos incertos

Recognising and supporting Brazilian ecological science in uncertain times

Incoming Executive Editor, Jos Barlow, introduces this collection of articles that celebrates ecological research in Brazil. All articles in this Virtual Issue are free to read for a limited time. Read this post in Portuguese here. This Virtual Issue celebrates over 70 years of Brazil-based or Brazil-led research in British Ecological Society (BES) journals. Although the first manuscript led by a Brazil-based scientist was published … Continue reading Recognising and supporting Brazilian ecological science in uncertain times

Exotic eucalypts in restoration? It can work

Achieving ambitious, yet cost-effective, global forest restoration goals requires creative approaches. Nino T. Amazonas, Pedro H. S. Brancalion & Karen D. Holl present a novel strategy from Brazil, using mixed plantations of exotic eucalypts and native tree species as a transitional stage for tropical forest restoration. Many countries worldwide have committed large portions of their territory to forest landscape restoration, which has been widely advertised … Continue reading Exotic eucalypts in restoration? It can work

Issue 55:5

Read the highlights from our September issue. Value of information: when to learn and when to manage in conservation This issue’s Editor’s Choice article Better many small than a few large: how landscape configuration affects arthropod communities in rice Can splitting agricultural ecosystems help reduce yield losses for rice farmers? Mejor muchos pequeños que pocos grandes: sobre como la configuración del paisaje afecta las comunidades … Continue reading Issue 55:5

Editor’s Choice 55:4 – Applying ecology to inform plant disease management policy and avoid regulator-grower conflict

The Editor’s Choice for issue 55:4 is written by Senior Editor, Phil Stephens. The selected article is Grower and regulator conflict in management of the citrus disease Huanglongbing in Brazil: A modelling study by Craig et al. Plant disease is already recognised as a major driver of crop yield losses. With a huge proportion of the growing human population’s food intake dependent on a relatively … Continue reading Editor’s Choice 55:4 – Applying ecology to inform plant disease management policy and avoid regulator-grower conflict