Virtual Issue: Open Access week 2014

 October 2014
To coincide with the 7th Annual International Open Access Week we are delighted to bring together all open access papers published in the Journal of Applied Ecology in 2014. All five British Ecological Society Journals have produced a Virtual Issue for Open Access Week 2014. Please click on the issue covers below to read the Virtual Issues. All of these papers have been published through the Online Open programme. Members of the British Ecological Society are offered a 25% discount towards the cost of the Online Open scheme.



Ecosystem services

REVIEW: China’s transboundary waters: New paradigms for water and ecological security through applied ecology research
Daming He, Ruidong Wu, Yan Feng, Yungang Li, Chengzhi Ding, Wenling Wang, Douglas Yu

Defining ecologically relevant water quality targets for lakes in Europe
Sandra Poikane, Rob Portielje, Marcel van den Berg, Geoff Phillips, Sandra Brucet, Laurence Carvalho, Ute Mischke, Ingmar Ott, Hanna Soszka, Jeroen Van Wichelen

Impact of chronic exposure to a pyrethroid pesticide on bumblebees and interactions with a trypanosome parasite
Gemma Baron, Nigel Raine, Mark Brown

Mixed afforestations of young subtropical trees promote nitrogen acquisition and retention
Anne Lang, Goddert von Oheimb, Michael Scherer-Lorenzen, Bo Yang, Stefan Trogisch, Helge Bruelheide, Keping Ma, Werner Härdtle

Conservation and biodiversity

Can retention forestry help conserve biodiversity? A meta-analysis
Katja Fedrowitz, Julia Koricheva, Susan Baker, David Lindenmayer, Brian Palik, Paul Rosenvald, William Beese, Jerry Franklin, Jari Kouki, Ellen Macdonald, Christian Messier, Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson, Lena Gustafsson

Biological legacies buffer local species extinction after logging
Jörgen Rudolphi, Mari Jönsson, Lena Gustafsson

REVIEW: The evolving linkage between conservation science and practice at The Nature Conservancy
Peter Kareiva, Craig Groves, Michelle Marvier

Long-term changes to the frequency of occurrence of British moths are consistent with opposing and synergistic effects of climate and land-use changes
Richard Fox, Tom H. Oliver, Colin Harrower, Mark S. Parsons, Chris D. Thomas and David B. Roy

Human–wildlife interactions

FORUM: Ecological networks: the missing links in biomonitoring science
Clare Gray, Donald Baird, Simone Baumgartner, Ute Jacob, Gareth Jenkins, Eoin O'Gorman, Xueke Lu, Athen Ma, Michael Pocock, Nele Schuwirth, Murray Thompson, Guy Woodward

The role of predation and food limitation on claims for compensation, reindeer demography and population dynamics
Torkild Tveraa, Audun Stien, Henrik Brøseth, Nigel Yoccoz

Effects of wind energy development on survival of female greater prairie-chickens
Virginia Winder, Lance McNew, Andrew Gregory, Lyla Hunt, Samantha Wisely, Brett Sandercock

Connectivity between flyway populations of waterbirds: assessment of rates of exchange, their causes and consequences
Jesper Madsen, Rune Tjørnløv, Morten Frederiksen, Carl Mitchell, Arnór Sigfússon


Agriculture modifies the seasonal decline of breeding success in a tropical wild bird population
Samantha Cartwright, Malcolm Nicoll, Carl Jones, Vikash Tatayah, Ken Norris

Urban cultivation in allotments maintains soil qualities adversely affected by conventional agriculture
Jill Edmondson, Zoe Davies, Kevin Gaston, Jonathan Leake

Land-use intensity and the effects of organic farming on biodiversity: a hierarchical meta-analysis
Sean Tuck, Camilla Winqvist, Flávia Mota, Johan Ahnström, Lindsay Turnbull, Janne Bengtsson

Modelling for management

BEEHAVE: A systems model of honey bee colony dynamics and foraging to explore multifactorial causes of colony failure
Matthias Becher, Volker Grimm, Pernille Thorbek, Juliane Horn, Peter Kennedy, Juliet Osborne

Performance of salmon fishery portfolios across western North America
Jennifer Griffiths, Daniel Schindler, Jonathan Armstrong, Mark Scheuerell, Diane Whited, Robert Clark, Ray Hilborn, Carrie Holt, Steven Lindley, Jack Stanford, Eric Volk

Assessing the impact of beach nourishment on the intertidal food web through the development of a mechanistic-envelope model
Sarah Vanden Eede, Joke Van Tomme, Charlotte De Busschere, Martijn Vandegehuchte, Koen Sabbe, Eric Stienen, Steven Degraer, Magda Vincx, Dries Bonte

Biocrust morphogroups provide an effective and rapid assessment tool for drylands
Cassia Read, David Duncan, Peter Vesk, Jane Elith

Assessing the utility of statistical adjustments for imperfect detection in tropical conservation science
Cristina Banks-Leite, Renata Pardini, Danilo Boscolo, Camila Cassano, Thomas Püttker, Camila Barros, Jos Barlow

Population monitoring and control

The demography of free-roaming dog populations and applications to disease and population control
Michelle Morters, Trevelyan McKinley, Olivier Restif, Andrew Conlan, Sarah Cleaveland, Katie Hampson, Becky Whay, I. Made Damriyasa, James Wood

REVIEW: Ecological feedbacks can reduce population-level efficacy of wildlife fertility control
Jason Ransom, Jenny Powers, N. Hobbs, Dan Baker

The dispersion and detection patterns of mtDNA assigned red fox Vulpes vulpes scats in Tasmania are anomalous
Clive Marks, David Obendorf, Filipe Pereira, Ivo Edwards, Graham Hall 

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