Top Papers

Read recent popular papers from Journal of Applied Ecology here.
Top downloaded | Top cited | Top Altmetric scores

Top downloaded articles in 2015

Journal of Applied Ecology papers most downloaded from Wiley Online Library in 2015:

BENGTSSON, J., AHNSTRÖM, J. and WEIBULL, A.-C. (2005), The effects of organic agriculture on biodiversity and abundance: a meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Ecology, 42: 261–269. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2005.01005.x

Koop, J. A. H., Kim, P. S., Knutie, S. A., Adler, F., Clayton, D. H. (2016), An introduced parasitic fly may lead to local extinction of Darwin's finch populations. Journal of Applied Ecology, 53: 511–518. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12575

Hulme, P. E. (2009), Trade, transport and trouble: managing invasive species pathways in an era of globalization. Journal of Applied Ecology, 46: 10–18. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2008.01600.x

PALMER, M.A., BERNHARDT, E.S., ALLAN, J. D., LAKE, P.S., ALEXANDER, G., BROOKS, S., CARR, J., CLAYTON, S., DAHM, C. N., FOLLSTAD SHAH, J., GALAT, D. L., LOSS, S. G., GOODWIN, P., HART, D.D., HASSETT, B., JENKINSON, R., KONDOLF, G.M., LAVE, R., MEYER, J.L., O'DONNELL, T.K., PAGANO, L. and SUDDUTH, E. (2005), Standards for ecologically successful river restoration. Journal of Applied Ecology, 42: 208–217. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2005.01004.x

Manchester, S. J. and Bullock, J. M. (2000), The impacts of non-native species on UK biodiversity and the effectiveness of control. Journal of Applied Ecology, 37: 845–864. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2664.2000.00538.x

Thomas, L., Buckland, S. T., Rexstad, E. A., Laake, J. L., Strindberg, S., Hedley, S. L., Bishop, J. R.B., Marques, T. A. and Burnham, K. P. (2010), Distance software: design and analysis of distance sampling surveys for estimating population size. Journal of Applied Ecology, 47: 5–14. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2009.01737.x

Salisbury, A., Armitage, J., Bostock, H., Perry, J., Tatchell, M., Thompson, K. (2015), EDITOR'S CHOICE: Enhancing gardens as habitats for flower-visiting aerial insects (pollinators): should we plant native or exotic species? Journal of Applied Ecology, 52: 1156–1164. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12499

Edmondson, J. L., Davies, Z. G., Gaston, K. J., Leake, J. R. (2014), Urban cultivation in allotments maintains soil qualities adversely affected by conventional agriculture. Journal of Applied Ecology, 51: 880–889. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12254

Rowcliffe, J. M., Field, J., Turvey, S. T. and Carbone, C. (2008), Estimating animal density using camera traps without the need for individual recognition. Journal of Applied Ecology, 45: 1228–1236. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2008.01473.x

Manley, R., Boots, M., Wilfert, L. (2015), REVIEW: Emerging viral disease risk to pollinating insects: ecological, evolutionary and anthropogenic factors. Journal of Applied Ecology, 52: 331–340. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12385

Top 10 Highest Altmetric scoring papers in 2015

Journal of Applied Ecology papers with the highest Altmetric scores in 2015:

Koop, J. A. H., Kim, P. S., Knutie, S. A., Adler, F., Clayton, D. H. (2016), An introduced parasitic fly may lead to local extinction of Darwin's finch populations. Journal of Applied Ecology, 53: 511–518. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12575

Cleasby, I. R., Wakefield, E. D., Bearhop, S., Bodey, T. W., Votier, S. C., Hamer, K. C. (2015), Three-dimensional tracking of a wide-ranging marine predator: flight heights and vulnerability to offshore wind farms. Journal of Applied Ecology, 52: 1474–1482. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12529

Salisbury, A., Armitage, J., Bostock, H., Perry, J., Tatchell, M., Thompson, K. (2015), EDITOR'S CHOICE: Enhancing gardens as habitats for flower-visiting aerial insects (pollinators): should we plant native or exotic species? Journal of Applied Ecology, 52: 1156–1164. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12499

Nimmo, D. G., Haslem, A., Radford, J. Q., Hall, M., Bennett, A. F. (2016), Riparian tree cover enhances the resistance and stability of woodland bird communities during an extreme climatic event. Journal of Applied Ecology, 53: 449–458. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12535

Spromberg, J. A., Baldwin, D. H., Damm, S. E., McIntyre, J. K., Huff, M., Sloan, C. A., Anulacion, B. F., Davis, J. W., Scholz, N. L. (2016), EDITOR'S CHOICE: Coho salmon spawner mortality in western US urban watersheds: bioinfiltration prevents lethal storm water impacts. Journal of Applied Ecology, 53: 398–407. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12534

Manley, R., Boots, M., Wilfert, L. (2015), REVIEW: Emerging viral disease risk to pollinating insects: ecological, evolutionary and anthropogenic factors. Journal of Applied Ecology, 52: 331–340. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12385

Letnic, M., Webb, J. K., Jessop, T. S., Dempster, T. (2015), Restricting access to invasion hubs enables sustained control of an invasive vertebrate. Journal of Applied Ecology, 52: 341–347. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12390

O'Donoghue, P., Rutz, C. (2016), Real-time anti-poaching tags could help prevent imminent species extinctions. Journal of Applied Ecology, 53: 5–10. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12452

Burt, J. W., Clary, J. J. (2016), Initial disturbance intensity affects recovery rates and successional divergence on abandoned ski slopes. Journal of Applied Ecology, 53: 607–615. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12584

Durant, S. M., Becker, M. S., Creel, S., Bashir, S., Dickman, A. J., Beudels-Jamar, R. C., Lichtenfeld, L., Hilborn, R., Wall, J., Wittemyer, G., Badamjav, L., Blake, S., Boitani, L., Breitenmoser, C., Broekhuis, F., Christianson, D., Cozzi, G., Davenport, T. R. B., Deutsch, J., Devillers, P., Dollar, L., Dolrenry, S., Douglas-Hamilton, I., Dröge, E., FitzHerbert, E., Foley, C., Hazzah, L., Hopcraft, J. G. C., Ikanda, D., Jacobson, A., Joubert, D., Kelly, M. J., Milanzi, J., Mitchell, N., M'Soka, J., Msuha, M., Mweetwa, T., Nyahongo, J., Rosenblatt, E., Schuette, P., Sillero-Zubiri, C., Sinclair, A. R. E., Stanley Price, M. R., Zimmermann, A., Pettorelli, N. (2015), Developing fencing policies for dryland ecosystems. Journal of Applied Ecology, 52: 544–551. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12415

Top cited articles in 2015

Journal of Applied Ecology papers published in 2013 and 2014 that have generated the most citations in 2015:

Review: An overview of the environmental risks posed by neonicotinoid insecticides
Goulson, D.

Review: Land-use intensity and the effects of organic farming on biodiversity: a hierarchical meta-analysis
Tuck, S. L., Winqvist, C., Mota, F., Ahnström, J., Turnbull, L. A., Bengtsson, J.

The Trojan hives: pollinator pathogens, imported and distributed in bumblebee colonies
Graystock, P., Yates, K., Evison, S. E. F., Darvill, B., Goulson, D., Hughes, W. O. H.

Ecosystem function enhanced by combining four functional types of plant species in intensively managed grassland mixtures: a 3-year continental-scale field experiment
Finn, J. A., Kirwan, L., Connolly, J., Sebastià, M. T., Helgadottir, A., Baadshaug, O. H., Bélanger, G., Black, A., Brophy, C., Collins, R. P., Čop, J., Dalmannsdóttir, S., Delgado, I., Elgersma, A., Fothergill, M., Frankow-Lindberg, B. E., Ghesquiere, A., Golinska, B., Golinski, P., Grieu, P., Gustavsson, A.-M., Höglind, M., Huguenin-Elie, O., Jørgensen, M., Kadziuliene, Z., Kurki, P., Llurba, R., Lunnan, T., Porqueddu, C., Suter, M., Thumm, U., Lüscher, A.

Food production vs. biodiversity: comparing organic and conventional agriculture
Gabriel, D., Sait, S. M., Kunin, W. E., Benton, T. G.

Review: Potential consequences of discard reform for seabird communities
Bicknell, A. W. J., Oro, D., Camphuysen, K., Votier, S. C.

Opportunistic citizen science data of animal species produce reliable estimates of distribution trends if analysed with occupancy models
van Strien, A. J., van Swaay, C. A.M., Termaat, T.

Long-term changes to the frequency of occurrence of British moths are consistent with opposing and synergistic effects of climate and land-use changes
Fox, R., Oliver, T. H., Harrower, C., Parsons, M. S., Thomas, C. D., Roy, D. B.

Flow and stability of natural pest control services depend on complexity and crop rotation at the landscape scale
Rusch, A., Bommarco, R., Jonsson, M., Smith, H. G., Ekbom, B.

Forum: Landscape-scale conservation: collaborative agri-environment schemes could benefit both biodiversity and ecosystem services, but will farmers be willing to participate?
McKenzie, A. J., Emery, S. B., Franks, J. R., Whittingham, M. J.

Review: Refuges for fauna in fire-prone landscapes: their ecological function and importance
Robinson, N. M., Leonard, S. W.J., Ritchie, E. G., Bassett, M., Chia, E. K., Buckingham, S., Gibb, H., Bennett, A. F., Clarke, M. F.

Editor's Choice: Stepping stones are crucial for species long-distance dispersal and range expansion through habitat networks
Saura, S., Bodin, Ö., Fortin, M.-J.

Review: Satellite remote sensing for applied ecologists: opportunities and challenges
Pettorelli, N., Laurance, W. F., O'Brien, T. G., Wegmann, M., Nagendra, H., Turner, W.

Search the Site

Search

Site Adverts

South America Virtual Issue
South America Virtual Issue
Practitioner's Perspective