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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 2014

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

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

Effects of predator control on behaviour of an apex predator and indirect consequences for mesopredator suppression
Brook, L. A., Johnson, C. N., Ritchie, E. G.

REVIEW: Weed risk assessment: a way forward or a waste of time?
Hulme, P. E.

REVIEW: Reducing the ecological consequences of night-time light pollution: options and developments
Gaston, K. J., Davies, T. W., Bennie, J., Hopkins, J.

Conditions favouring Bromus tectorum dominance of endangered sagebrush steppe ecosystems
Reisner, M. D., Grace, J. B., Pyke, D. A., Doescher, P. S.

Landscape-scale responses of birds to agri-environment management: a test of the English Environmental Stewardship scheme
Baker, D. J., Freeman, S. N., Grice, P. V. and Siriwardena, G. M.

Improved detection of an alien invasive species through environmental DNA barcoding: the example of the American bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus
Dejean, T., Valentini, A., Miquel, C., Taberlet, P., Bellemain, E. and Miaud, C. 

Interactive effects of landscape context constrain the effectiveness of local agri-environmental management
Concepción, E. D., Díaz, M., Kleijn, D., Báldi, A., Batáry, P., Clough, Y., Gabriel, D., Herzog, F., Holzschuh, A., Knop, E., Marshall, E. J. P., Tscharntke, T. and Verhulst, J.

Wild pollination services to California almond rely on semi-natural habitat
Klein, A.-M., Brittain, C., Hendrix, S. D., Thorp, R., Williams, N. and Kremen, C.

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

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