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Journal of Animal Ecology: Field Reports, episode 12 Liam Bailey
Jul 11 • 26 min
On this episode, JAE Multimedia Editor Ravi interviews Liam Bailey of the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) in Berlin. They discuss climate change, R software, fieldwork stories and much more.
FE: Ken Thompson talks to Rannveig Jacobsen about the influence of insects on decomposer fungi
May 22 • 21 min
In this episode, Ken Thompson talks to Rannveig Jacobsen, recently shortlisted for the Haldane Prize for Early Career researchers for her paper, “Exclusion of invertebrates influences saprotrophic fungal community and wood decay rate in an experimental…
Ken Thompson interviews Kevin Gaston
Jan 17 • 7 min
Ken Thompson, Editor of BES sister journal Functional Ecology catches up with Kevin at the annual meeting to ask him: Why now? Why this journal? And what is reason for the well-evidenced positive relationship between human happiness and…
FE: Emma Sayer, Ken Thompson and the anatomy of a synthetic review
Oct 4, 2018 • 16 min
Ken Thompson talks to Emma Sayer, Reviews editor for Functional Ecology, about what makes a good review paper, where they come from and how she identifies them (see her recent paper: The anatomy of an excellent review paper…
Targeting Errors in Specialist Laboratory Analysis
Sep 21, 2018 • 4 min
The reproducibility and transparency of research in science and social science is increasingly questioned, both within the academic community and across society in general. In “The prevention and detection of human error in ecological stable isotope…
People and Nature; Peer Review with Emilie Aimé
Sep 18, 2018 • 2 min
People and Nature managing Editor speaking about the strengths and difficulties of peer review for an interdisciplinary journal.
FE: Ken Thompson and Sylvain Coq on leaflitter and detritivores
Aug 29, 2018 • 15 min
Ken Thompson, Senior Editor of Functional Ecology talks to Sylvain Coq of CEFE about two recent papers on leaf litter decomposition and the role of macroinvertebrates
David Gibson interviews Carla Staver
Aug 13, 2018 • 11 min
David Gibson, Executive Editor of Journal of Ecology, interviews Carla Staver at ESA2018, New Orleans.
David Gibson interviews Cristina Garcia
Aug 13, 2018 • 12 min
David Gibson, Executive Editor of Journal of Ecology, interviews Cristina Garcia at ESA2018, New Orleans.
David Gibson interviews Emilie Aimé
Aug 13, 2018 • 7 min
Journal of Ecology Executive Editor David Gibson interviews Managing Editor Emilie Aimé at ESA2018, New Orleans.
Journal of Animal Ecology: Field Reports, episode 11 Natalie Clay
Aug 9, 2018 • 19 min
On this episode, JAE Multimedia Editor Ravi interviews Elton Prize, Natalie Clay. They talk about ants, art, girls in STEM, nutritional ecology, and her award-winning paper.
Journal of Animal Ecology: Field Reports, episode 10 Matt Fuxjager and Meredith Miles
Jun 29, 2018 • 33 min
On this episode, JAE Multimedia Editor Ravi interviews Matt Fuxjager and Meredith Miles of Wake Forest University in North Carolina. We discuss birds, sexual selection, PhD/academic life, and fieldwork.
FE: Ken Thompson & Gesche Blume-Werry talk about snow-melt, phenology and roots
Apr 25, 2018 • 12 min
In this podcast, Gesche Blume-Werry and Ken talk about snowmelt, root-growth and phenology - and the importance of looking underground. Gesche’s paper “Root phenology unresponsive to earlier snowmelt despite advanced above‐ground phenology in two…
FE: Lara Ferry talks to Daniel Fitzgerald, winner of the 2017 Haldane Prize
Apr 16, 2018 • 6 min
Lara Ferry talks to Daniel Fitzgerald about his Haldane prize-winning paper, “Using trophic structure to reveal patterns of trait‐based community assembly across niche dimensions”.
Journal of Animal Ecology: Field Reports, episode 9 The Sidnie Manton Award
Apr 13, 2018 • 27 min
On this episode, JAE Multimedia Editor Ravi interviews Ben Weinstein the winner of the inaugural Sidnie Manton Award and Andrew Robertson co-author of the highly commended paper.
FE: Ken Thompson and Jitka Klimešová on disturbance frequency, severity and effects on plant traits
Feb 28, 2018 • 8 min
At the BES Annual Meeting, Ken Thompson caught up with Jitka Klimešová and discussed her work on a recent Functional Ecology paper, Herben et al’s Effects of disturbance frequency and severity on plant traits: An assessment across a temperate flora…
Journal of Animal Ecology: Field Reports, episode 8 Chandra Salgado Kent
Jan 12, 2018 • 29 min
On this episode, JAE Multimedia Editor Ravi interviewed Chandra Salgado Kent about her work on marine animals and the noise underwater as well as marine bio-acoustics, conservation, behaviour, whales, dolphins and more.
Journal of Animal Ecology: Field Reports, episode 7 Drew Kramer
Dec 19, 2017 • 23 min
On this episode, JAE Multimedia Editor Ravi interviewed Drew Kramer about the Special Feature that he organized on on Allee effects.
Journal of Animal Ecology: Field Reports, episode 6 Marie Auger-Méthé
Nov 24, 2017 • 21 min
On this episode, JAE Multimedia Editor Ravi interviewed Marie Auger-Méthé about polar bears, narwhal farts, movement ecology, the publish or perish attitude, and Ph.D. life
Journal of Animal Ecology: Field Reports, episode 5 Julie Morand-Ferron
Oct 6, 2017 • 30 min
On this episode, JAE Multimedia Editor Ravi interviewed Julie Morand-Ferron about bird and insect cognition, science communication and the need to design skinner bird boxes.
Journal of Animal Ecology: Field Reports, episode 4 Ben Dantzer
Sep 8, 2017 • 32 min
or this episode, JAE Multimedia Editor Ravi interviewed Ben Dantzer about his integrative approach to research, fieldwork stories, Squirrels, Meerkats, and Bear encounters.
Interview with Frida Piper - ESA2017
Aug 14, 2017 • 11 min
Journal of Ecology Executive Editor David Gibson interviews Associate Editor Frida Piper at ESA 2017, Portland, Oregon, USA
Interview with Caroline Brophy - ESA2017
Aug 14, 2017 • 11 min
Journal of Ecology Executive Editor David Gibson interviews Catherine Brophy at ESA 2017, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Journal of Animal Ecology: Field Reports, episode 3 Tim Coulson
Aug 11, 2017 • 24 min
or the third episode, JAE Multimedia Editor Ravi interviewed Tim Coulson. Tim discusses his fieldwork adventures of taking the wrong boat to the wrong island, and about integrating modelling and empirical field studies.
Alison Bennett talks to Lucille Chretien, Arjen Biere, Michael Thomas-Poulsen and Einat Zchori-fein
Aug 9, 2017 • 10 min
This is the fourth of four podcasts from the 2017 Symposium on Insect-Plant Interactions. In this podcast, Functional Ecology Associate Editor Alison Bennett from the James Hutton Institute talks to Lucille Chretien, Arjen Biere, Michael Thomas-Poulsen…
Sergio Rasmann, Alison Bennett and Ana Pineda talk at SIP 2017
Aug 9, 2017 • 5 min
This is the third of four podcasts from the 2017 Symposium on Insect-Plant Interactions. In this podcast, Functional Ecology Associate Editors Sergio Rasmann and Alison Bennett, along with NIOO researcher, Ana Pineda talk about their research, current…
Alison Bennett talks to Kay Moisan, David Giron, Enric Frago and Nicole Van Dam
Aug 9, 2017 • 7 min
This is the second of four podcasts from the 2017 Symposium on Insect-Plant Interactions. In this podcast, Functional Ecology Associate Editor Alison Bennett from the James Hutton Institute talks to Kay Moisan, David Giron, Enric Frago and Nicole Van Dam…
Alison Bennett talks to Noah Whiteman, Jean Christophe Simon and Ainhoa Martinez Medina
Aug 9, 2017 • 7 min
This is the first of four podcasts from the 2017 Symposium on Insect-Plant Interactions. In this podcast, Functional Ecology Associate Editor Alison Bennett from the James Hutton Institute talks to Noah Whiteman, Jean Christophe Simon and Ainhoa Martinez…
Harper Prize 2016 winner Martina Treurnicht interviewed by Rob Salguero-Gómez
Jun 28, 2017 • 12 min
Harper Prize 2016 winner Martina Treurnicht interviewed by Rob Salguero-Gómez by British Ecological Society Journals
Journal of Animal Ecology: Field Reports, episode 2 Ken Wilson
Jun 9, 2017 • 27 min
For the second episode, JAE Multimedia Editor Ravi interviewed Executive Editor Ken Wilson about his work on armyworms, their devastating effects on the crops in Africa, and his fieldwork research about biological control of the pests.
Journal of Animal Ecology: Field Reports, episode 1 Nate Sanders
May 19, 2017 • 27 min
For the first episode, JAE Multimedia Editor Ravi interviewed Nathan Sanders, a former ‘professional wrestler’ and an ecologist at the University of Vermont. They talk about his first fieldwork experience, ants, plants, a skunk, why study biodiversity,…
FE: Lara Souza and Alan Knapp talk about the factors affecting old-field structure and function
Apr 21, 2017 • 11 min
Plant genotypic variation and intraspecific diversity trump soil nutrient availability to shape old‐field structure and function Authors Lara Souza, Katharine L. Stuble, Mark A. Genung, Aimee T. Classen Read the paper in full here:…
Journal of Applied Ecology: Forest restoration as a double-edged sword
Apr 21, 2017 • 3 min
In this podcast Simon Kärvemo discusses his paper ‘Forest restoration as a double-edged sword: the conflict between biodiversity conservation and pest control’ published in the Journal of Applied Ecology -…
The field guide to sequence-based identification of biodiversity: An Interview with Simon Creer
Mar 14, 2017 • 11 min
Georgina Brennan interviews Simon Creer about his Open Access Review paper ‘The ecologist’s field guide to sequence-based identification of biodiversity’. They discuss the idea that led to the paper, who could benefit from reading it and much more. You…
What is Methods in Ecology and Evolution?
Nov 16, 2016 • 8 min
An interview with the Senior Editors of the British Ecological Society journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution - Rob Freckleton, Bob O’Hara and Jana Vamosi. They talk about what sets it apart from other journals, their favourite articles, and the kinds…
FE: Duncan & Tiphaine Jeanniard-du-Dot on accelerometers, energy expenditure and Antarctic fur seals
Oct 25, 2016 • 5 min
Duncan irschick Talks to Tiphaine Jeanniard-du-Dot about accelerometers, energy expenditure and Antarctic fur seals Jeanniard-du-Dot, T., Guinet, C., Arnould, J. P.Y., Speakman, J. R. and Trites, A. W. (2016), Accelerometers can measure total and…
FE: Alan Knapp talks to Dylan G Fischer
Sep 19, 2016 • 10 min
Do more diverse mixtures of plants function more efficiently and take up more carbon? Previous studies have suggested this occurs frequently in grasslands when species are mixed. Other studies have now suggested that the same can be true of genetic…
Journal of Ecology - interview with Gerlinde De Deyn
Sep 16, 2016 • 12 min
Pierre Mariotte interviews Gerlinde De Deyn at EcoSummit2016
Journal of Ecology - Pierre Mariotte interviews Marcel Van der Heijden
Sep 13, 2016 • 8 min
Pierre Mariotte interviews Associate Editor Marcel Van der Heijden at EcoSummit2016, Montpellier
Journal of Ecology - interview with Richard Bardgett at EcoSummit2016
Sep 13, 2016 • 7 min
Journal of Ecology Blog Editor Pierre Mariotte interviews Senior Editor Richard Bardgett at EcoSummit2016, Montpellier
Journal of Ecology at ESA 2016 - interview with Charlie Canham
Aug 15, 2016 • 11 min
Journal of Ecology Executive Editor David Gibson meets with Associate Editor Charlie Canham at ESA 2016 to discuss the theme of the meeting (Novel Ecosystems in the Anthropocene), as well as Charlie’s research.
Journal of Ecology at ESA 2016 - interview with Emily Farrer
Aug 15, 2016 • 10 min
Journal of Ecology Executive Editor David Gibson meets with Associate Editor Emily Farrer at ESA 2016 to discuss the theme of this year’s meeting (Novel Ecosystems in the Anthropocene), as well as Emily’s research.
Journal of Ecology at ESA 2016 - interview with Jacquelyn Gill
Aug 15, 2016 • 9 min
Journal of Ecology Executive Editor meets Associate Editor Jacquelyn Gill at ESA 2016 to discuss the theme of the meeting (Novel Ecosystems in the Anthropocene) and Jacquelyn’s research.
FE: Alan Knapp talks to Joe Bailey about Ecosystems, Evolution and Plant–Soil Feedbacks
Aug 4, 2016 • 12 min
Joe Bailey talks to Alan Knapp about his special feature (guest-edited with Jen Schweizer)on Ecosystems, Evolution and Plant–Soil Feedbacks, out in the July Issue of Functional Ecology:…
FE: Julia Cooke and Ken Thompson on plant silicon
Jul 29, 2016 • 11 min
Julia Cooke talks to FE editor Ken Thompson about our latest Special Feature: The Functional Role of Silicon In Plant Biology. Browse the lay summaries here (http://www.functionalecology.org/view/0/summaries/LaySummariesVol30Iss08.html) or read the…
FE Alan Knapp interviews Haldane Prizewinner Brian Steidinger
Apr 11, 2016 • 9 min
Alan Knapp talks to Brian Steidinger, the winner of the 2015 Haldane Prize for Early Career Research, about his paper “Variability in potential to exploit different soil organic phosphorus compounds among tropical montane tree species” (Functional…
FE Duncan Irschick talks to Jason Kolbe - City Slickers
Mar 16, 2016 • 4 min
Jason Kolbe discusses his paper (Kolbe, J. J., Battles, A. C. and Avilés-Rodríguez, K. J. (2015), City slickers: poor performance does not deter Anolis lizards from using artificial substrates in human-modified habitats. Funct Ecol.…
Interview with 2014 Harper Prize Winner Michiel Veldhuis
Jan 19, 2016 • 12 min
Journal of Ecology blog editor Pierre Mariotte interviews the 2014 Harper Prize winner Michiel Veldhuis.
Journal of Applied Ecology: Manging for Climate Change
Jan 19, 2016 • 3 min
In this podcast Andrew Suggitt interviews Owen Greenwood about their paper ‘Using in situ management to conserve biodiversity under climate change’ published in the Journal of Applied Ecology -…
FE Making the Most of Microbes with Emma Sayer and Ken Thompson
Jan 8, 2016 • 18 min
Emma Sayer and Ken Thompson talk about Emma’s virtual issue: Making the Most of Microbes: http://www.functionalecology.org/view/0/virtualIssues/VI_mostofmicrobes.html Microorganisms carry out a large number of fundamental processes that underpin ecosystem…
FE: Alan Knapp Thomas Hasper & Johan Uddling on water use in boreal forests in a changing climate
Nov 23, 2015 • 12 min
Thomas Hasper and Johan Uddling talk to FE Editor Alan Knapp about their recent paper “Water use by Swedish boreal forests in a changing climate.” The ongoing increases in atmospheric CO2 and temperature have the potential to alter the flux of water vapor…
JEC: David Gibson interviews Scott Collins
Nov 11, 2015 • 13 min
JEC: David Gibson interviews Scott Collins by British Ecological Society Journals
JEC: David Gibson interviews Carol Thornber
Oct 16, 2015 • 20 min
Executive Editor, David Gibson, interviewed Carol Thornber at ESA 2015 about all things aquatic ecology.
FE: Amy Hahs & Robbie Wilson on using urban ecosystems to expand fundamental ecological knowledge
Sep 3, 2015 • 14 min
Robbie Wilson talks to Amy Hahs about using urban ecosystems to expand fundamental ecological knowledge. Amy Hahs guest-edited our latest Special Feature: Ecology of Organisms in Urban Environments with Karl Evans. You can read the Special Feature here:…
FE Alan Knapp talks to Isabelle Marechaux on predicting drought tolerance for Amazonian forest trees
Jun 29, 2015 • 8 min
Droughts are predicted to become increasingly frequent and intense in Amazonia, and empirical evidence for the vulnerability of Amazonian trees to drought has grown over the past decade. Little is known, however, about the mechanisms or the diversity of…
FE: Community phylogenetics and ecosystem functioning with Anita Narwani and Patrick Venail
Jun 15, 2015 • 15 min
Alan Knapp talks to Anita Narwani and Patrick Venail about their new Extended Spotlight: Community Phylogenetics and Ecosystem Functioning: http://j.mp/FE29I5
FE: Duncan Irschick talks to Coleman Sheehy on arboreality, gravitational stress & snake tail length
Jun 1, 2015 • 4 min
Duncan Irschick talks to Coleman M. Sheehy III about how arboreality and the associated gravitational stress on blood circulation have influenced the evolution of tail length in snakes. Since their evolutionary origins about 100 million years ago, snakes…
JEC: David Gibson interviews Anthony Davy
May 18, 2015 • 15 min
In celebration of Fascination of Plants Day on 18 May 2015: Journal of Ecology’s Executive Editor, David Gibson, has interviewed Anthony Davy about the Journal’s Biological Flora of the British Isles series.
Haldane Prizewinner Scott Ferrenberg talks to Alan Knapp about resurrecting a ‘slippery’ hypothesis
Apr 13, 2015 • 9 min
Alan Knapp talks to the 2014 Haldane Prizewinner Scott Ferrenberg about his paper, “Smooth bark surfaces can defend trees against insect attack: resurrecting a ‘slippery’ hypothesis”. The concept of smooth bark on trees and shrubs acting as an anatomical…
Journal of Ecology: David Gibson interviews Deborah Goldberg
Apr 1, 2015 • 30 min
The Editors of the Journal of Ecology are pleased to honour Professor Deborah Goldberg in our continuing Eminent Ecologist series. Deborah is the Elzada U. Clover Collegiate Professor and Chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the…
JEC: Roberto Salguero-Gomez interviews Hal Caswell
Feb 18, 2015 • 46 min
Hal and Rob are two of the co-authors on “The COMPADRE Plant Matrix Database: an open online repository for plant demography” http://bit.ly/10M3OZG
JAE: Stephanie Green explains why lionfish are picky eaters
Nov 24, 2014 • 2 min
Stephanie Green explains why generalist lionfish are really ‘picky eaters’ and how their feeding habits will affect invaded Caribbean fish communities. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1365-2656.12250/abstract
FE: Katie Field talks to Ken Thompson about her new Virtual Issue on Mycorrhizal networks
Nov 11, 2014 • 18 min
Katie Field, Associate Editor for Functional Ecology, talks to Ken Thompson about her new Virtual Issue: Mycorrhizal networks in ecosystem structure and functioning. The vast majority of land plants form mutualistic symbioses with soil-dwelling fungi…
FE: Haldane Prizewinner Kyle Demes talks to Duncan Irschick about the advantages of fragile fronds
Sep 30, 2014 • 7 min
Survival of the weakest seems an unlikely title for paper in ecology, but that is exactly what they found in their Haldane prizewinning paper, as Kyle Demes explains in this podcast. Demes, K. W., Pruitt, J. N., Harley, C. D.G., Carrington, E. (2013),…
FE: Alan Knapp talks to Lara Reichmann about her new paper in Functional Ecology
Sep 24, 2014 • 11 min
Reichmann, L. G., Sala, O. E. (2014), Differential sensitivities of grassland structural components to changes in precipitation mediate productivity response in a desert ecosystem. Functional Ecology, 28: 1292–1298. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12265…
FE: Robbie interviews Nigel Raine on how a neonicotinoid pesticide chronically affects bee foraging
Jul 10, 2014 • 10 min
In this podcast, Robbie Wilson discusses a recent paper showing that long term exposure to a neonicotinoid pesticide ca damage bees’ ability to forage for pollen – and may be changing their choices of which flowers to visit – with co-author Nigel Raine.…
FE : Cynthia Chang talks with Alan Knapp on Competition between genotypes of a dominant grass
Apr 1, 2014 • 6 min
Cynthia Chang talks with Alan Knapp on her paper: Chang, C. C., Smith, M. D. (2014), Resource availability modulates above- and below-ground competitive interactions between genotypes of a dominant C4 grass. Functional Ecology. doi:…
MEE: What method has transformed your field the most, during your career?
Feb 19, 2014 • 16 min
At INTECOL 2013, Methods’ Associate Editor, Barb Anderson, interviewed a number of delegates and asked them: What method has transformed your field the most, during your career? Visit the Methods blog to find out who gave the answers: http://bit.ly/1gULB02
MEE: If you could invent a method, what would it be?
Jan 9, 2014 • 19 min
At INTECOL 2013, Methods’ Associate Editor, Barb Anderson, asked a number of delegates what method they would like to be invented. Visit the Methods blog to find out who gave the answers: http://bit.ly/1jGiUEO
JEC: Interview with Frederic Holzwarth
Jan 8, 2014 • 22 min
Music credit: - Artist: Josh Woodward http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Josh_Woodward/ - Song: Once Tomorrow (Instrumental Version) http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Josh_Woodward/Breadcrumbs/JoshWoodward-Breadcrumbs-NoVox-09-OnceTomorrow
Journal of Ecology: Mark Rees interviews Phil Grime
Dec 11, 2013 • 52 min
Professor J. Philip Grime is one of the UK’s most influential, and controversial, plant ecologists. Phil is a Fellow of The Royal Society, and also a member of the Dutch Royal Society, and has received numerous awards including The Marsh Award, Honorary…
Journal of Ecology: Interview with Ethan White
Nov 28, 2013 • 11 min
Music credit: -Artist: Josh Woodward http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Josh_Woodward/ -Song: Once Tomorrow (Instrumental Version) http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Josh_Woodward/Breadcrumbs/JoshWoodward-Breadcrumbs-NoVox-09-OnceTomorrow
MEE: What are the newest methods being used?
Nov 12, 2013 • 13 min
At INTECOL 2013, Methods’ Associate Editor, Barb Anderson, asked a number of delegates what the newest methods are that they currently use. Visit the Methods blog to find out who gave the answers: http://bit.ly/JlMGm2
MEE: An overview of the Methods blog
Oct 29, 2013 • 1 min
Methods’ Senior Editor, Bob O’Hara, gives a quick overview of the Methods blog: http://methodsblog.wordpress.com/
MEE: An overview of the journal
Oct 29, 2013 • 1 min
Methods’ Senior Editor, Bob O’Hara, gives a quick overview of the journal. www.methodsinecologyandevolution.org/
MEE: What are the oldest methods still being used?
Oct 23, 2013 • 9 min
At INTECOL 2013, Methods’ Associate Editor, Barb Anderson, asked a number of delegates what the oldest method is that they still use today. Visit the Methods blog to find out who gave the answers:…
Journal of Ecology: Interview with Jacquelyn Gill
Oct 21, 2013 • 13 min
Read “Linking abundances of the dung fungus Sporormiella to the density of bison: implications for assessing grazing by megaherbivores in palaeorecords” by Gill et al. via http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1365-2745.12130/abstract Music credit:…
Journal of Ecology: interview with Haldre Rogers
Oct 10, 2013 • 14 min
Music credit: Artist: Monk Turner and Fascinoma http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Monk_Turner__Fascinoma/ Song: “Instrumental Version” http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Monk_Turner__Fascinoma/The_New_Birthday_Song_Contest/Its_Your_Birthday_Instrumental
JAE symposium - Patterns of disease invasion in reintroduced species (Pete Hudson)
Oct 8, 2013 • 22 min
JAE symposium - Patterns of disease invasion in reintroduced species (Pete Hudson) by British Ecological Society Journals
Journal of Ecology INTECOL Symposium - Lisa Donovan
Oct 8, 2013 • 21 min
Journal of Ecology INTECOL Symposium - Lisa Donovan by British Ecological Society Journals
FE INTECOL Symposium: Liesje Mommer for Mechanisms of Plant Competition
Sep 30, 2013 • 22 min
Liesje Mommer talks about using molecular techniques to look at below-ground plant competition and facilitation as the keynote speech for our Mechanisms of Plant Competition symposia.
Journal of Applied Ecology INTECOL Symposium - Peter Kareiva
Sep 27, 2013 • 31 min
At the INTECOL congress held in London in August 2013, Journal of Applied Ecology sponsored a symposium “Putting applied ecology into practice: knowledge and needs for the 21st century” organised by Phil Hulme and E.J. Milner-Gulland. The keynote talk was…
Journal of Applied Ecology INTECOL Workshop
Sep 27, 2013 • 85 min
How best can international journals support applied ecologists in emerging economies Workshop held at INTECOL congress in London, 20th August 2013 organised by E.J. Milner-Gulland and Jos Barlow, sponsored by Journal of Applied Ecology As the world’s…
JEC: Interview with Andrew Trant
Sep 24, 2013 • 14 min
Music credit: + Artist: Twenty-One: Twenty-Four http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Twenty-One_Twenty-Four/ + Song: Five Cinco (Instrumental) http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Twenty-One_Twenty-Four/Spanglish_XE/06_-_Five_Cinco_Instrumental
JEC: Interview with Allison Louthan
Sep 9, 2013 • 14 min
Read “Climatic stress mediates the impacts of herbivory on plant population structure and components of individual fitness” by Louthan et al. via http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1365-2745.12090/abstract. Music credit: “Silence in Sunshine (Feel…
FE: Susan Schwinning talks to Alan Knapp about plant competition in water-limited environments
Sep 6, 2013 • 9 min
As part of our new Mechanisms of Plant Competition Special Feature, Susan Schwinning talks to Alan Knapp about plant competition in water-limited environments. Water is the primary factor limiting the growth and productivity of land plants, and…
KenThompson discusses the humpback model, biodiversity and Simon Pierce’s new commentary.
Aug 12, 2013 • 20 min
Ken Thompson, senior editor for Functional Ecology, discusses Simon Pierce’s new paper, “Implications for biodiversity conservation of the lack of consensus regarding the humped-back model of species richness and biomass production”…
JEC: Interview with Joshua Rapp
Aug 2, 2013 • 18 min
Music credit: -Song “Silence in Sunshine (Feel The Heat Remix)” http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Scallions/Wrecked_by_mGee/06_-_Silence_in_Sunshine_Feel_The_Heat_Remix_Instrumental -Artist The Scallions http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Scallions/
JEC: Interview with Jörg Albrecht
Jul 29, 2013 • 16 min
Music credit: -Artist: Gillicudy (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/gillicuddy/) -Song: Jupiter the Blue (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/gillicuddy/Plays_Guitar/01-jupiter-the-blue)
MEE: Controlling error and stable isotope analysis
Jul 15, 2013 • 3 min
In this podcast, David Hawke from the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, discusses his recently published paper “Closing the circle: how ecologists can prepare their own quality control material to increase confidence in stable isotope…
JEC: Interview with Verena Cordlandwehr
Jun 19, 2013 • 13 min
Music credit: “The Old Country” by Plusplus (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Plusplus/Game_Over/07_Plusplus_-_The_Old_Country)
FE: Unravelling associations between body state and movement in African elephantsDavidJochowski
Jun 16, 2013 • 10 min
Robbie Wilson interviews David Jachowski on his work “Unravelling complex associations between physiological state and movement in African elephants.” Understanding animal movements involves a complex association of factors. In addition to anatomical…
Journal of Applied Ecology Marc Cadotte interviews Jeremy James
Jun 5, 2013 • 14 min
Journal Editor Marc Cadotte interviews Jeremy James from University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources on his paper “A systems approach to resoring degraded drylands”. Selected as Editor’s Choice for issue 50:3. Read the paper…
JEC: Interview with Nicolas Gross
May 30, 2013 • 23 min
Music credit: “The Old Country” by Plusplus (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Plusplus/Game_Over/07_Plusplus_-_The_Old_Country)
JEC: Senescence Special Feature
May 21, 2013 • 21 min
JEC: Senescence Special Feature by British Ecological Society Journals
JEC: Interview with Harper Prize 2012 winner Simon Doxford
May 3, 2013 • 14 min
JEC: Interview with Harper Prize 2012 winner Simon Doxford by British Ecological Society Journals
JEC: Interview with James Rosindell
Apr 19, 2013 • 16 min
JEC: Interview with James Rosindell by British Ecological Society Journals
JEC: Interview with Mike Hutchings
Apr 11, 2013 • 10 min
JEC: Interview with Mike Hutchings by British Ecological Society Journals
JEC: Interview with Ross Mounce
Apr 4, 2013 • 18 min
Visit Ross Mounce’s homepage via http://rossmounce.co.uk/ Music credit: Song “One Small Morning” http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Scallions/Agony_Through_Ceremony XE/05_-_One_Small_Mourning_Instrumental Band: “The Scallions”…
FE: Justin Wright talks with Alan Knapp for Functional Ecology
Mar 18, 2013 • 10 min
Recent analysis of global datasets has shown that plants are constrained in how they allocate resources to their leaves, with trade-offs between building sturdy leaves with a long lifespan that are inefficient in capturing light or building flimsy leaves…
JEC: Interview with Francesco de Bello
Mar 12, 2013 • 6 min
Music + Song: + [Carolinian](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chatham_County_Line/Liv + e_at_WFMU_on_Joe_Belocks_Show_on_7172008/Carolinian) + Artist: [Chatham County Line](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chatham_County_Line/)
JEC: Interview with Franciska De Vries
Mar 12, 2013 • 11 min
Franciska De Vries (http://www.manchester.ac.uk/research/franciska.devries/) is a Journal of Ecology Associate Editor. Music credit: + Song: + [Carolinian](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chatham_County_Line/Liv +…
JEC: Interview with Rebecca Atkinson - University of Sheffield
Mar 12, 2013 • 3 min
Music credit: + Song: [Birmingham Jail](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chatham_County_Line/Live_at_WFMU_on_Joe_Belocks_Show_on_7172008/Birmingham_Jail) + Artist: [Chatham County Line](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chatham_County_Line/)
JEC: interview with Kyle Dexter
Mar 7, 2013 • 9 min
Kyle Dexter’s website is http://phylodiversity.net/kdexter/HOME.html Music credit: + Song: “Week Fifteen” + Artist: Ben von Wildenhaus + link: + http://freemusicarchive.org/music/BenWildenhaus/Instrumental_Quaalude_ + vol_2/06_Week_Fifteen
JEC: Interview with Catherine Preece
Mar 7, 2013 • 6 min
Visit Catherine Preece’s website http://osbornelab.group.shef.ac.uk/people/catherine-preece/. Music credit: + Song: “Instrumental - The Golden Age” + Artist: Dan Warren + link: + http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dan_Warren/Son_of_Strelka_Son_of_God +…
JEC: EcoGist - interview with Chaeho Byun
Mar 4, 2013 • 1 min
Read ‘Plant functional group identity and diversity determine biotic resistance to invasion by an exotic grass’ by Byun, de Blois & Brisson online via http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1365-2745.12016/abstract. The paper is free to access.
JEC: Interview with Eleanor Slade of Univ. of Helsinki/Univ. Oxford
Feb 26, 2013 • 8 min
Visit Eleanor Slade’s website via http://www.helsinki.fi/foodwebs/Eleanor.htm. Music credit: -the song Neuroleptic trio instrumental 6, and link http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Neuroleptic_Trio/Summer_Variations/Neuroleptic_trio_instrumental_6 -the…
JEC: Interview with Wim van der Putten - Guest Editor of the latest JEC Special Feature
Feb 25, 2013 • 17 min
To access Wim’s Special Feature on plant-soil feedbacks in a changing world follow this link http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jec.2013.101.issue-2/issuetoc.
JEC: Interview with Carol Thornber
Feb 20, 2013 • 12 min
*NB Originally posted on 19 October 2012
JEC: Identification of 100 fundamental ecological questions
Feb 20, 2013 • 11 min
*NB Originally posted on 13 December 2012
JEC: Interview with Gaku Kudo
Feb 20, 2013 • 2 min
*NB Originally posted on 11 December 2012
JEC: Interview with Steve Hovick
Feb 20, 2013 • 14 min
*NB Originally posted on 10 December 2012
JEC: Interview with Kerri Crawford
Feb 20, 2013 • 13 min
*NB Originally posted on 10 December 2012
JEC: Interview with Rick Karban
Feb 20, 2013 • 13 min
*NB Originally posted on 5 December 2012
JEC: Interview with Katie Becklin
Feb 20, 2013 • 12 min
*NB Originally posted on 30 November 2012
JEC: Interview with David Padilla
Feb 20, 2013 • 13 min
*NB Originally posted on 29 November 2012
JEC: EcoGist - interview with Justin Dohn
Feb 20, 2013 • 1 min
*NB Originally posted on 28 November 2012
JEC: EcoGist - interview with Maud Bernard-Verdier
Feb 20, 2013 • 1 min
*NB Originally posted on 27 November 2012
JEC: Interview with Marko Spasojevic
Feb 20, 2013 • 12 min
*NB Originally posted on 14 November 2012
JEC: Interview with Stefan Schnitzer
Feb 20, 2013 • 15 min
*NB Originally posted on 7 November 2012
JEC: The story behind COMPADRE - Population Demographics Database
Feb 20, 2013 • 44 min
*NB Originally posted on 25 October 2012
JEC: Interview with Lauren Urgenson
Feb 20, 2013 • 15 min
*NB Originally posted on 22 October 2012
JEC: Interview with Eric Lind
Feb 20, 2013 • 14 min
*NB Originally posted on 12 October 2012
JEC: Interview with Ian Pearse
Feb 20, 2013 • 12 min
*NB Originally posted on 8 October 2012
JEC: Interview with Jennifer Williams
Feb 20, 2013 • 8 min
*NB Originally posted on 24 September 2012.
JEC: Interview with Jens Kattge
Feb 20, 2013 • 15 min
*NB Originally posted on 21 September 2012
JEC: Interview with Jarrett Byrnes
Feb 20, 2013 • 19 min
*NB Originally posted on 20 September 2012
JEC: Interview with Sandra Lavorel
Feb 15, 2013 • 19 min
Sandra Lavorel’s Special Feature on ecosystem services is available to access, for free, online via http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jec.2012.101.issue-1/issuetoc. Music credit: [Cirus Marcus](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/CIRCUSMARCUS/) -…
JEC: Interview with Irena Šímová
Feb 14, 2013 • 1 min
The paper by Šímová, Li & Storch can be accessed for free at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1365-2745.12011/abstract.
JEC: Interview with Tom Ezard - University of Southampton
Feb 11, 2013 • 5 min
Music credit: [Plays Guitar](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/gillicuddy/Plays_Guitar/) to [Gillicuddy](http://www.gillicuddy.net/)
JEC: Interview with Frederic Barraquand of University of Tromso in Norway
Feb 7, 2013 • 4 min
Music credit: + artist: James Beaudreau + song: Parlor City + link: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/James_Beaudreau/Fresh_Twigs_WBR_02/9_Parlor_City
FE: Ecology of Stress - Robbie Wilson interviews Lanna Desantis
Jan 29, 2013 • 11 min
Coping with stress: some species survive by breaking the rules, as Lanna Desantis explains to Robbie Wilson as part of the Special Feature: The Ecology of Stress For more information, read the lay summary (http://bit.ly/VQU0Xx) and article…
JEC: Interview with Peter Jørgensen of INNGE
Jan 24, 2013 • 20 min
In the latest Journal of Ecology podcast, Scott Chamberlain interviews Peter Jørgensen of INNGE (http://www.innge.net/). Music credit: Artist: Pajaro (https://soundcloud.com/budabeats/pajaro-santa-leone) Song: “Santa Leone”…
JEC: Scott Chamberlain interviews Mark Hahnel the founder of figshare
Jan 21, 2013 • 16 min
Music credit: “Instrumental” (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Howie_Mitchell__Charlotte_Williams_1108/Howie__Charlotte_Williams_11-14-58/Track_5-InstrGuitarAndDulcDuet) by “Howie Mitchell and Charlotte Williams”…
FE: Robbie Wilson interviews David Wilkinson on why sauropod dinosaurs were so large
Dec 10, 2012 • 13 min
The long necked sauropod dinosaurs were the largest land animals ever to walk the Earth – but why were they so large? One possibility is that it somehow involved the nature of the plant food they eat, as David Wilkinson (co-author of the paper “High C:N…
FE: Brad Butterfield speaks with Alan Knapp about his paper on plant facilitation
Dec 2, 2012 • 8 min
Alan Knapp interviews Brad Butterfield about his paper “A functional-comparative approach to facilitation between and its context-dependence”, part of an upcoming Special Feature on Mechanisms of Plant Competition, and the importance of taking a…
MEE: Regression dilution in species distribution models
Nov 22, 2012 • 12 min
Read the article: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.2041-210X.2010.00077.x/abstract
MEE: The pace and shape of ageing
Nov 22, 2012 • 10 min
Read the article: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.2041-210X.2010.00087.x/abstract
MEE: Fine-scale GIS niche estimates for fishes
Nov 22, 2012 • 4 min
Jason Knouft, from Saint Louis University, Missouri, talks to Elizabeth Horne about his recently published paper, “Using fine-scale GIS data to assess the relationship between intra-annual environmental niche variability and population density in a local…
MEE: Getting started with meta-analysis
Nov 22, 2012 • 4 min
Freya Harrison, University of Oxford, UK talks with Graziella Iossa about her review on getting started with meta-analysis. Freya explains that meta-analysis is a statistically robust way of putting together results from different studies that test the…
MEE: The art of modelling range-shifting species
Nov 21, 2012 • 11 min
Jane Elith and Michael Kearney, University of Melbourne, Australia and Steven Phillips, AT&T, USA talk with Graziella Iossa about their work: ‘The art of modelling range-shifting species’. Jane explains that this is a method to predict species…
MEE: Measuring relative data quality
Nov 21, 2012 • 5 min
Art Munson, Cornell University, USA, talks with Graziella Iossa about his work with colleagues in developing a method for measuring the relative information content of data from different monitoring protocols. Art presents a method to compare the…
MEE: The Primate Life History Database
Nov 21, 2012 • 6 min
Karen Strier, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, and Susan Alberts, Duke University, USA and Institute of Primate Research, Kenya, talk with Graziella Iossa, MEE Journal Co-ordinator, about their work with co-authors: The Primate Life History Database.…
MEE: Phenological estimators using simulated data.
Nov 21, 2012 • 7 min
Graziella Iossa interviews Jean-Pierre Moussus, MNHN - EGB about his work with co-authors Romain Julliard and Frederic Jiguet on phenological estimators using simulated data. Read the article:…
MEE: Radio transmitters and bird ecology
Nov 21, 2012 • 8 min
Doug Barron answers what is the main idea behind his work with co-authors, “Meta-analysis of transmitter effects on avian behaviour and ecology”. Further, he explains how their meta-analysis advances methodology in ecology and evolution and finally shows…
MEE: TITAN
Nov 21, 2012 • 4 min
Matt Baker talks to Graziella about TITAN, their method for measuring ecological community thresholds that should be able to inform about conservation of rare and threatened species. Read the article:…
Alan Knapp interviews Ryan Sponseller for Functional Ecology
Mar 14, 2012 • 5 min
In this latest podcast, Alan Knapp, Editor of Functional Ecology, interviews Ryan Sponseller and his co-authors on their paper ‘Variation in monsoon precipitation drives spatial and temporal patterns of Larrea tridentata growth in the Sonoran Desert’.…
Alan Knapp interviews Amy Austin how a massive bamboo flowering event impacted an old-growth forest
Oct 14, 2011 • 9 min
Alan Knapp interviews Amy Austin about her paper co-authored with Victoria Marchesini where they examined how a massive bamboo flowering event, which occurred in 2001 over 200,000 hectares in Patagonia, Argentina , impacted carbon and nutrient cycling in…
Functional Ecology: Phil Hulme talks to Alan Knapp
Sep 14, 2011 • 12 min
In Functional Ecology’s first podcast, Phil Hulme talks to Alan Knapp, about his study which is the first comparison testing for consistency in flowering phenology of species established in the wild in both their native Europe and as introduced aliens in…