Zenobia Lewis: On being a token

As the British Ecological Society (BES) journals celebrated and shared the experiences of Black ecologists during Black History Month UK, we want to also acknowledge that all Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities are part of the wider discussion about race and share some similar experiences. Professor Zenobia Lewis from the University of Liverpool sits on the BES Equality and Diversity Working Group and … Continue reading Zenobia Lewis: On being a token

Black Outdoors: Sharing the joys of outdoors while Black

For Black History Month, the British Ecological Society (BES) journals are celebrating the work of Black ecologists from around the world and sharing their stories. Below we share Black Outdoors – a blog about the academic journey and outdoor adventures of Jacqueline L. Scott. Author, researcher and all-round outdoor adventurer. Jacqueline L. Scott is a PhD student at the University of Toronto studying the relationship … Continue reading Black Outdoors: Sharing the joys of outdoors while Black

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

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 

Busy practitioner? Think carefully before choosing which academic conference to attend

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

Southwood Prize – Early career researcher award announced

Congratulations to Simon Clulow for winning this year’s Southwood Prize, Journal of Applied Ecology‘s award for the best paper by an early career researcher in the 55th (2018) volume of the journal. Simon’s winning paper, Elevated salinity blocks pathogen transmission and improves host survival from the global amphibian chytrid pandemic: Implications for translocations, shows that manipulating environmental salinity in landscapes where amphibians are translocated can … Continue reading Southwood Prize – Early career researcher award announced

Associate Editor Mentoring – welcome to our new mentees 2019-20

Journal of Applied Ecology offers a two-year mentoring opportunity for early career researchers to gain experience of the Associate Editor role on a journal. Each mentee works with an assigned Senior Editor mentor and the Editorial Office. They have the opportunity to gain insights into the publishing and review processes as they handle submissions in an Associate Editor capacity. We’re pleased to welcome nine new … Continue reading Associate Editor Mentoring – welcome to our new mentees 2019-20

Associate Editor Mentoring – 2019 applications now open

We are now accepting applications for our Associate Editor Mentoring Opportunity, a chance for early career researchers to gain experience of working on a journal Editorial Board. Annabel Smith (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin) began her Mentoring Opportunity role in January 2018. Here she explains why she decided to apply and what she hopes to gain from the experience. We’re often thrown in … Continue reading Associate Editor Mentoring – 2019 applications now open

Associate Editor mentoring: welcome to our new mentees 2018

Journal of Applied Ecology is please to offer an Associate Editor mentoring opportunity, available to Early Career Researchers looking to gain more publications and editorial experience. Each mentee enters a two-year role in which they handle manuscripts as an Associate Editor with the support of their own Senior Editor mentor and the Editorial Office. Our new mentees for 2018-2019 are: Chi-Yeung (Jimmy) Choi Centre for … Continue reading Associate Editor mentoring: welcome to our new mentees 2018

Welcome to our new Associate Editors 2018

This year we are pleased to welcome seven new Associate Editors to the Journal of Applied Ecology Editorial Board, following our recent cross-journal Associate Editor open call. Our new editors are: Lars Brudvig Michigan State University, USA Lars’ research investigates how human activities impact the biodiversity and functioning of ecosystems and approaches to their restoration. He approaches these topics through the application of theory to environmental … Continue reading Welcome to our new Associate Editors 2018