Journal of Applied Ecology

Copyright © 2015 British Ecological Society

A Journal of the British Ecological Society

  • Edited by: Marc Cadotte, Mark Whittingham, Jos Barlow, Nathalie Pettorelli and Philip Stephens
    ISI Journal Citation Reports® Ranking:
    2014: 20/144 (Ecology) Impact Factor: 4.564
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In the News

18 November 2015 - Supporting local diversity of habitats and species on farmland: a comparison of three wildlife-friendly schemes by Chloe Hardman and colleagues is featured in the Guardian.

6 November 2015 - How much would it cost to monitor farmland biodiversity in Europe? Paper by Ilse Geijzendorffer and colleagues is featured on and Nature World News.

4 November 2015 - Do early warning indicators consistently predict nonlinear change in long-term ecological data? Paper by Sarah Burthe and colleagues and FORUM: Effective management of ecological resilience – are we there yet? Paper by Bryan Spears and colleagues are featured on CEH News.

3 November 2015 - Riparian tree cover enhances the resistance and stability of woodland bird communities during an extreme climatic event. Paper by Dale Nimmo and colleagues is featured on The Sydney Morning Herald.

2 November 2015 - Trait-related responses to habitat fragmentation in Amazonian bats. Paper by Fábio Farneda and collegues is featured on Mongabay.

29 October 2015 - Effects of seal predation on a modelled marine fish community and consequences for a commercial fishery. Paper by Jennifer Houle and colleagues is featured on The Fish Site, Afloat and The Irish Times.

27 October 2015 - Response of mountain Picea abies forests to stand-replacing bark beetle outbreaks: neighbourhood effects lead to self-replacement. Paper by Thorsten Zeppenfeld and colleagues is featured on Radio Prague.

9 October 2015 - Coho salmon spawner mortality in western US urban watersheds: bioinfiltration prevents lethal storm water impacts. Paper by Julann Spromberg and colleagues is featured on Scientific American, UPI, NYC Today, The Seattle Times, The Washington Times and many more.

8 October 2015 - Demographic effects of full vs. partial protection from harvesting: inference from an empirical before–after control-impact study on Atlantic cod. Paper by Fernández-Chacón and colleagues is featured on Science for Environmental Policy - Marine protected areas increase survival of Atlantic cod.

8 October 2015 - REVIEW: Quantifying urban ecosystem services based on high-resolution data of urban green space: an assessment for Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Paper by Marthe Derkzen, Astrid van Teeffelen & Peter Verburg is featured on Science for Environmental Policy - Quantifying the ecosystem services provided by urban green spaces.

28 September - Three-dimensional tracking of a wide-ranging marine predator: flight heights and vulnerability to offshore wind farms. Paper by Ian Cleasby and colleagues is featured on BBC News, The Telegraph, The Scotsman, The National.

25 September - Plant functional traits in agroecosystems: a blueprint for research. Paper by Adam Martin and Marney Isaac is featured on

3 September - High-nature-value grasslands have the capacity to cope with nutrient impoverishment induced by mowing and livestock grazing. Paper by Pavla Mládková and colleagues is featured on Science for Environmental Policy - High-nature-value grasslands can be maintained by alternating between mowing and grazing.

31 August - Ants as tools in sustainable agriculture. Review by Joachim Offenberg is featured in Science, The Independent, Mother Nature Network, Care2.

11 August - Enhancing gardens as habitats for flower-visiting aerial insects (pollinators): should we plant native or exotic species? Paper by Andrew Salisbury, James Armitage, Helen Bostock, Joe Perry, Mark Tatchell and Ken Thompson is featured on, Horticulture Week, The Telegraph.

11 August - Priority threat management of non-native plants to maintain ecosystem integrity across heterogeneous landscapes. Paper by Jennifer Firn et al. is featured on The Conversation,

19 July - Real-time anti-poaching tags could help prevent imminent species extinctions. Paper by Paul O'Donoghue & Christian Rutz is featured on CNET,, R&D Magazine, E&T Magazine.

2 July - Endangered Florida panther population size determined from public reports of motor vehicle collision mortalities. Paper by Brett McClintock, Dave Onorato & Julien Martin is featured in Nature Research Highlights.

29 June - Using spatial analyses of bearded vulture movements in southern Africa to inform wind turbine placement. Paper by Tim Reid and colleagues is featured on BBC World Service, The Guardian, The Conversation, Independent Online,

4 June - Ark or park: the need to predict relative effectiveness of ex situ and in situ conservation before attempting captive breeding. Paper by Paul Dolman and colleagues is featured on on Earth, Wildlife News, Business Standard, The Statesman.

28 May - FORUM: Perverse incentives risk undermining biodiversity offset policies. Paper by Ascelin Gordon and colleagues is featured on Science for Environmental Policy - Biodiversity offset policy: dangers that must be avoided.

20 May - Sound exposure in harbour seals during the installation of an offshore wind farm: predictions of auditory damage. Paper by Gordon Hastie et al. is featured on The Scotsman, Herald Scotland, Energy Voice, Techie News, Scotish Construction Now.

18 May - Grey seal predation impairs recovery of an over-exploited fish stock. Paper by Robin Cook, Steven Holmes & Robert Fryer is featured on BBC News, The Telegraph, The Scotsman, The Courier, Tech Times and NY City News.

28 April -The importance of spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) resting habitat: implications for management. Paper by Julian Tyne et al. is featured on Science Network Western Australia

22 April - Convention of Migratory Species to set up a working group on fencing issues as a response to Developing fencing policies for dryland ecosystems. The paper is also featured on National Geographic and

24 March - Bridging the gap between biodiversity data and policy reporting needs: An Essential Biodiversity Variables perspective. Paper by Ilse Geijzendorffer is the subject of a EU BON Policy Brief.

6 February 2015 - Spotlights flip the switch on an evolutionary arms race. The paper by Corneile Minnaar et al. is featured in Nature News.

3 February 2015 - Restricting access to invasion hubs enables sustained control of an invasive vertebrate. Paper by Mike Letnic et al. is featured on BBC News, PhysOrg, The Sydney Morning Herald, and ABC Science, amongst others.

26 January 2015 - Competition on the range: science vs. perception in a bison–cattle conflict in the western USA. Paper by Dustin Ranglack, Susan Durham and Johan du Toit is featured in The Salt Lake Tribune, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, High Country News, PhysOrg and The Herald Journal

19 January 2015 - Emerging viral disease risk to pollinating insects: ecological, evolutionary and anthropogenic factors. Paper by Robyn Manley, Mike Boots and Lena Wilfert is featured on BBC News and PhysOrg

13 October - Is Great Britain heading for a Ponto–Caspian invasional meltdown? Paper by Gallardo & Aldridge is featured on BBC NewsThe Independent, Daily Mail, and The Guardian, amongst others.

25 September - Boring invaders held at the border. The paper by Rassati et al. is featured in Nature.

12 August - Using ecology to solve the conflict arising from hen harrier predation on grouse. Lots of coverage from the paper by Baines et al. including BBC Farming Today, The Scotsman, ITV and South Wales Guardian

28 April 2013 - Soil report shows we should all grow more of our own - new paper by Edmondson et al. featured in the Telegraph.

12 March - Light pollution 'affects bats' tropical seed dispersal' BBC News features the article by Lewanzik & Voigt

4 March 2014 - BEEHAVE: a systems model of honeybee colony dynamics by Becher et al. was featured in Farmers Guardian and Horticulture Week

4 February 2014 - Review article on the effects of organic farming on biodiversity by Tuck et al. is highlighted in Farmers Weekly

20 January 2014 - The paper on impact of pesticides on worker bee size by Baron, Raine & Brown was featured in The Guardian, Farmers Weekly, ITV, and the Evening Standard, among others.

24 December 2013 - Nature News reported that Charismatic mammals can help guide conservation from the paper by Di Minin & Moilanen

5 September - Saving the hihi under climate change: a case for assisted colonization is featured on PhysOrg, Science Daily and All Voices.

18 July -  Trojan hives paper by Graystock et al. gets a lot of coverage in the press: BBC News, Daily Telegraph and The Guardian among others.

3 July - Paper by Bellamy et al. featured on BBC News "Maps offer insight into UK bat distribution" on Wired and Futurity.

14 June - The review by Goulson is reported by BBC news "Banned pesticides may be having wider environmental impacts" and the Telegraph "Neonicotinoids harm birds and soil"

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