Journal of Applied Ecology papers selected by the Editors in key thematic areas.
Virtual Issue: Pollinator Ecology
To celebrate a joint meeting on the subject of bee health hosted by the Biochemical Society, the British Ecological Society and the Society for Experimental Biology in January 2014, the BES has compiled this virtual issue on Pollinator Ecology. The papers below are drawn from all five journals and provide examples of the latest research in pollinator ecology from flower visitation and ecosystem services, to the effects of invasive pollinators, agriculture, pesticides and bee pathogens.
Virtual Issue: Applied Ecology in Agricultural Systems
Agriculture is an important global human enterprise that exerts a major influence on ecosystems. Even as we work to understand and better manage biodiversity and ecosystem functioning within agri-ecosystems, both agriculture and the global context in which it operates are undergoing major change.
Virtual Issue: Ecología en América del Sur
Crab-eating foxes as an equatorial test of Bergmann´s rule, functional group diversity in the Pampas grasslands, frugivorous birds in the Atlantic Forest, fish and their parasites in the great Párana river, curiously flowering bamboo in the Gondwana-derived southern beech forests and gender-bending grasses in the mystical Patagonian steppe can all be found in this Virtual Issue on South America, a collection of papers published in the British Ecological Society journals
Virtual Issue: International collaboration
The British Ecological Society and INTECOL will hold the 11th International Congress of Ecology in London as part of the society's centenary celebrations. The papers are from a selection of keynote and plenary speakers, and represent one of the key themes of INTECOL – international collaboration. These papers all demonstrate international collaboration across multiple countries, in some cases as many as six or seven different countries. Together, they highlight the importance of international co-operation as the scope of ecology, and ecologists, grows wider.
Virtual Issue: Freshwater Ecology - Understanding ecosystems and reducing anthropogenic environmental stress
Produced to complement the publication of the new Ecological Issues volume 'The Impact of Extreme Events on Freshwater Systems', this Virtual Issue provides a brief flavour of how papers in all five BES Journals since 2010 have contributed to basic scientific knowledge, improved understanding of environmental stress and the effectiveness of restoring freshwater ecosystems.
Virtual Issue: BES Young Investigator Awards – winners and highly commended papers 2012
Each year the BES awards a prize for the best paper, in each of its journals, by an author at the start of their research career. This Virtual Issue brings together the winning and highly commended papers selected by the editors from journal issues published in 2012
Virtual Issue: Fifty years of scientific impact
To mark the 50th year of the Journal of Applied Ecology, a group of current and past Editors have selected 2–3 papers per decade for a Virtual Issue, exemplifying the contribution made by our authors in framing and responding to the key applied ecological issues of the time.
In this Virtual Issue, we highlight the breadth and depth of ecological research in South America published in two of the British Ecological Society journals: Journal of Applied Ecology and Journal of Animal Ecology. The thirty studies we highlight here were mostly published in the last decade, and cover a range of countries.
This is linked with the Special Profile “Conservation in a changing climate” published in 49:3
We are entering a century of unprecedented global changes, with the current rate of biodiversity loss being thought to be at least 1000 times greater than natural extinction rates. An increasingly strong link is being established between human wellbeing and biodiversity, with the weight of scientific evidence suggesting humans depend on many aspects of biodiversity, particularly the structure and functioning of ecosystems and the services that they provide.
Each year the BES awards a prize for the best paper, in each of its journals, by an author at the start of their research career. This virtual issue brings together the winning papers and those selected by the editors as worthy of special mention as runners up from journal issues published in 2011. Congratulations to all concerned.
To coincide with the 5th Annual Open Access Week, the five journals of the British Ecological Society are pleased to publish a virtual issue of open access papers recently published in the Journal of Ecology, Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Applied Ecology, Functional Ecology and Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
The world’s forests are one of our greatest natural assets, providing innumerable ecological, social and economic services. They are also under more pressure than ever before, and face the consequences of rising human populations, the expansion of economic activities, and climate change. It is therefore vital that we adopt appropriate management practices to help ensure their ecological integrity and long-term sustainability in a changing world. Finding solutions often requires novel applied research, especially as many of the human-environment interactions are fiendishly complex.
Each year the BES awards a prize for the best paper, in each of its journals, by an author at the start of their research career. This virtual issue brings together the winning papers and those selected by the editors as worthy of special mention as runners up. Congratulations to all concerned.
In recognition of International Year of Biodiversity, 2010, the five journals of the British Ecological Society - Journal of Ecology, Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Applied Ecology, Functional Ecology and Methods in Ecology and Evolution - are pleased to publish a Virtual Issue of papers with biodiversity as a common theme.
Edited by: Philip E. Hulme
To celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity, the Journal of Applied Ecology is launching a virtual issue on the management of biodiversity to coincide with the Green Week conference. Twenty of the most influential papers that bridge the policy-science divide relating to biodiversity published by the Journal of Applied Ecology over the last five years have been brought together in a single issue.
Edited by: Philip E. Hulme
To coincide with the first International Congress on Biological Invasions, held in Fuzhou, China in November 2009, the Journal of Applied Ecology brings you this Virtual Issue presenting the 20 most cited papers the journal has published in this field in the past 5 years. We hope the Congress will act as a catalyst for excellent applied research and look forward in publishing the best research from China in the pages of our journal.
Click here to read the introduction and article list translated into Simplified Chinese
Edited by: E J Milner-Gulland
A key strategic aim of the Journal of Applied Ecology is to increase both the authorship and readership of the journal from Asia, and we are working proactively to achieve this. This Virtual Issue showcases the excellent and wide-ranging nature of the applied ecological research from Asia that has been published in the journal over the last 5 years. It is published to coincide with a Special Profile on Challenges and prospects for applied ecology in China (issue 46:3, June 2009) and the Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology in Beijing in June 2009.
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