The Journal of Applied Ecology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing research in all areas of environmental management. It began publication in 1964 and is the third oldest journal of the British Ecological Society (after the Journal of Ecology and the Journal of Animal Ecology). It is available both in print and online. The journal publishes the following types of papers:
Killer cats linked to local extinctions
Feral cats (Felis sylvestris catus) play a significant role in the extinction of small mammals in Australia's tropical savannah, and until the cats are controlled, researchers fear another wave of extinc ...
Britain on brink of freshwater species 'invasion' from south east Europe
Five of the most high-risk freshwater invaders from the Ponto-Caspian region around Turkey and Ukraine are now in Britain - including the quagga mussel, confirmed just two weeks ago on 1 October in the Wraysbury ...
Hiding from boats leaves less time for dolphins to feed
(Phys.org) —A team of dolphin experts from Scotland have shed new light on the effect of marine tourism on the behaviour of dolphins.
Study identifies priority regions for conservation of iconic large marine animals
A team of researchers, and from the Universities of Exeter, Plymouth and Southampton and Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), has brought together several decades of scientific literature about animals that ...
Changes in farming and climate hurting British moths
Britain's moths are feeling the pinch – threatened on one side by climate change and on the other by habitat loss and harmful farming methods. A new study gives the most comprehensive picture yet of trends ...
Ecology could break deadlock between grouse shooting and hen harrier conservation
Led by Professor Steve Redpath of the University of Aberdeen, the study involved grouse managers and conservationists as well as ecologists. Using science as a way to seek solutions to the conflict, the grouse managers and ...
Australians called on to rescue dwindling river life
Environmental scientists have urged Australians to rally to the rescue of endangered lungfish and other river wildlife by restoring catchments and river banks, especially in cities.
Allotments yield food and healthy soil, study finds
Soils under Britain's allotments are significantly healthier than intensively farmed soils, researchers have found. This is the first study to show that by growing at small-scale in urban areas, it is possible ...
Scientists urge better information before further conservation decisions are made in Australia
How Australian naturalists manage dingoes is both a longstanding and current hot topic on that continent.
Attracting wild bees to farms is a good insurance policy
Investing in habitat that attracts and supports wild bees in farms is not only an effective approach to helping enhance crop pollination, but it can also pay for itself in four years or less, according to ...
Targeting enforcement where needed most in Africa's heart of biodiversity
Scientists seeking a more efficient way of protecting the heart of Africa's wildlife—the Greater Virunga Landscape—have developed a method to make the most of limited enforcement resources, according ...
Light pollution impairs rainforest regeneration
Increasing light pollution in tropical habitats could be hampering regeneration of rainforests because of its impact on nocturnal fruit-eating bats.
Virtual bees help to unravel complex causes of colony decline
Scientists have created an ingenious computer model that simulates a honey bee colony over the course of several years.
Using maths to save rare animals and plants from poachers
Environmental scientists have developed a new, low-cost way to save rare animals and plants from poachers and plunderers – using maths.
Organic farms support more species
On average, organic farms support 34% more plant, insect and animal species than conventional farms, say Oxford University scientists.