Journal club 2014


Introduction to the Journal Club and distribution of papers

26.02.2014 all participants (Review simulation)

Andrey et al. (under review); Experimental evidence for the immediate impact of fertilisation and irrigation upon the flora and invertebrate fauna of montane and subalpine hay meadows. MS submitted to Journal of Applied Ecology.

05.03.2014 Eva Ritschard & Chantal Herzog
James, M.C. et al. 2005. Identification of high-use habitat and threats to leatherback sea turtles in northern waters: new directions for conservation; Ecology Letters 8: 195-201. (pdf, 545KB)

12.03.2014 Roman Bühler & Oliver Dosch
Game, E.T. et al. 2013. Six Common Mistakes in Conservation Priority Setting; Conservation Biology 27: 480-485. (pdf, 352KB)

19.03.2014 Stefanie Roder & Lukas Lischer
Adamič, M. 1997. The expanding brown bear population of Slovenia: a chance for bear recovery in the southeastern Alps. In: Bears, their biology and management: A Selection of Papers from the Ninth International Conference on Bear Research and Management, Grenoble, France, October 1992 (ed. International Association for Bear Research and Management), pp. 25-29. (pdf, 1.0 MB)

26.03.2014 Debora Unternährer & Livio Rey
Kiss, A. 2004. Is community-based ecotourism a good use of biodiversity conservation funds?; Trends in Ecology and Evolution 19 (5): 232-237. (pdf, 116KB)

02.04.2014 Isabel Kühne, Timea Szikora & Nadia Bianco
Rehnus, M., M. Wehrle & R. Palme 2014. Mountain hares Lepus timidus and tourism: stress events and reactions; Journal of Applied Ecology 51: 6-12.  (pdf, 213KB)


17.09.2014 Introduction to the Journal Club and distribution of papers

24.09.2014 Chantal Herzog
Couvillon, M.J. et al. 2014. Dancing bees communicate a foraging preference for rural lands in high-level agri-environment schemes. Current Biology 24: 1212-1215.

01.10.2014 Arnaud Barras
Lehnert, L.S. et al. 2014. Wind farm facilities in Germany kill noctule bats from near and far. PLoS ONE 9: e103106.

08.10.2014 Roman Bühler
Kaczensky, P. et al. 2011. Illegal killings may hamper brown bear recovery in the Eastern Alps. Ursus 22: 37-46.

15.10.2014 Lukas Lischer (1) + Isabel Kühne (2)
(1) Leather, S.R. et al. 2014. How to avoid the top ten pitfalls in insect conservation and diversity research and minimise your chances of manuscript rejection. Insect Conservation and Diversity 7: 1-3.

(2) Sutherland, W.J. et al. 2013. Twenty tips for interpreting scientific claims. Nature 503: 335-337.

22.10.2014 Nathalie Reichen
Ripple et al. 2014. Status and ecological effects of the world's largest carnivores. Science 343: 1241484 (11 p.) plus two comments.

29.10.2014 Jasmin Knutti
Nicholson, E. et al. 2013. Testing the focal species approach to making conservation decisions for species persistence. Diversity and Distribution 19: 530-540.

05.11.2014 Selina Bruckner
Borer, E.T. et al. 2014. Herbivores and nutrients control grassland plant diversity via light limitation. Nature 508: 517-520 plus 11 p. supplementary material.

12.11.2014 Eva Ritschard
Lüscher, G. et al. 2014. Responses of plants, earthworms, spiders and bees to geographic location, agricultural management and surrounding landscape in European arable fields. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 186: 124-134.

19.11.2014 Sandro Wanner (1) + Charlie Lillingston-Price (2)
(1) Fuller, R.A. et al. 2010. Replacing underperforming protected areas achieves better conservation outcomes. Nature 466: 365-367.

(2) Walsh, J.C. et al. 2014. The effect of scientific evidence on conservation practitioners' management decisions. Conservation Biology Early View, 1-11.

26.11.2014 Claire Guyot
Hallmann, C.A. et al. 2014. Declines in insectivorous birds are associated with high neonicotinoid concentrations. Nature 511: 341-343 plus 9 p. supplementary material.

03.12.2014 Timea Szikora
Aviron, S. et al. 2011. Effects of wildflower strip quality, quantity, and connectivity on butterfly diversity in a Swiss arable landscape. Restoration Ecology 19: 500-508.

10.12.2014 Damaris Siegenthaler
Guisan, A. et al. 2013. Predicting species distributions for conservation decisions. Ecology Letters 16: 1424-1435.

17.12.2014 Stefanie Roder
Paillet, Y. et al. 2009. Biodiversity Differences between Managed and Unmanaged Forests: Meta-Analysis of Species Richness in Europe. Conservation Biology 24: 101-112.