Journal club 2015


Introduction to the Journal Club and distribution of papers

25.02.2015 Oliver Dosch
Thompson, C.M. & McGarigal, K. 2002. The influence of research scale on bald eagle habitat selection along the lower Hudson River, New York (USA); Landscape Ecology 17: 569-586. (pdf, 1.2 MB) (proposed by Laura Bosco)

04.03.2015 Arnaud Barras
McDonald-Madden, E. et al. 2010. Monitoring does not always count; Trends in Ecology and Evolution 25: 547-550 (plus comment/reply) (pdf, 461KB) (proposed by Alain Jacot)

04.03.2015 Samuel Massa
Legg, C.J. & L. Nagy 2006. Why most conservation is, but need not be, a waste of time; Journal of Environmental Management 78: 194-199 (pdf, 90KB) (proposed by Jean-Yves Humbert)

11.03.2015 Claudia Blumenstein
Gibbons, D.W., J.D. Wilson & R.E. Green. 2011. Using conservation science to solve conservation problems; Journal of Applied Ecology 48: 505-508. (pdf, 310KB) (proposed by Malie Lessard-Therrien)

11.03.2015 Charlie Lillingston-Price
Soulé, M.E. 1985. What is Conservation Biology? BioScience 35:727-734. (pdf, 1.7 MB) (proposed by Jean-Yves Humbert)

18.03.2015 Alvaro Sobrino
O'Mahony, D.T. et al. 2015. Pine marten (Martes martes) abundance in an insular mountainous region using non-invasive techniques; European Journal of Wildlife Research 61: 103-110. (pdf, 420KB) (proposed by Alexander Grendelmeier)

18.03.2015 Roman Bühler
DeVault, T.L. et al. 2015. Speed kills: ineffective avian escape responses to oncoming vehicles; Proceedings of the Royal Society. Series B, Biological sciences 282: art. 20142188. (pdf, 577KB) (proposed by Daniela Schmieder)

25.03.2015 Eva Ritschard
Fierer, N. et al. 2013. Reconstructing the Microbial Diversity and Function of Pre-Agricultural Tallgrass Prairie Soils in the United States; Science 342: 621-624. (pdf, 1.2 MB) (proposed by Davide De Masi)

25.03.2015 Timea Szikora
White, S.R. et al. 2014. Direct and indirect drivers of plant diversity responses to climate and clipping across northern temperate grassland; Ecology 95: 3093-3103. (pdf, 614KB) (proposed by Jean-Yves Humbert)

01.04.2015 Sandro Wanner
Duflot, R. et al. 2015. Reconsidering the role of ‘semi-natural habitat’ in agricultural landscape biodiversity: a case study; Ecological Research 30: 75-83. (pdf, 817KB) (proposed by Silvia Zingg)

01.04.2015 Chantal Herzog
Rader, R. et al. 2014. Organic farming and heterogeneous landscapes positively affect different measures of plant diversity; Journal of Applied Ecology 51: 1544-1553. (pdf, 514KB) (proposed by Malie Lessard-Therrien)


Introduction to the Journal Club and distribution of papers

23.09.2015 Chantal Herzog
Kremen, C. et al. 2015. Small-scale restoration in intensive agricultural landscapes supports more specialized and less mobile pollinator species. Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 602-610. (pdf, 544KB) (proposed by Malie Lessard-Therrien)

30.09.2015 Selina Bruckner
Fey, S.B. et al. 2015. Recent shifts in the occurrence, cause, and magnitude of animal mass mortality events. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America Early Edition: 6 p. (pdf, 1.2 MB) (proposed by Raphaël Arlettaz)

07.10.2015 Melissa Oddie
Botham, M.S. et al. 2015. Lepidoptera communities across an agicultural gradient: how important are habitat area and habitat diversity in supporting high diversity? Journal of Insect Conservation 19: 403-420. (pdf, 463KB) (proposed by Silvia Zingg)

14.10.2015 Leigh Martens
Battin, J. 2004. When good animals love bad habitats: ecological traps and the conservation of animal populations. Conservation Biology 18: 1482-1491. (pdf, 2.1 MB) (proposed by Laura Bosco)

21.10.2015 Eva Ritschard
Mortelliti, A. et al. 2012. Effect of habitat amount, configuration and quality in fragmented landscapes. Acta Oecologia 45: 1-7. (pdf, 346KB) (proposed by Laura Bosco)

28.10.2015 Alexandra Kassis (1) + Nathalie Reichen (2)
(1) Biggs, D. et al. 2013. Legal trade of Africa's rhino horns. Science 339: 1038-1039 plus attached letters. (pdf, 556KB) (proposed by Alain Jacot)

(2) Willson, S.K. et al. 2015. Birds be safe: Can a novel cat collar reduce avian mortality by domestic cats (Felis catus)? Global Ecology and Conservation 3: 359-366. (pdf, 1.1 MB) (proposed by Alain Jacot)

04.11.2015 Damaris Siegenthaler (1) + Lauriane Dani (2)
(1) Winfree, R. et al. 2015. Abundance of common species, not species richness, drives delivery of a real-world ecosystem service. Ecology Letters Online First: 10 p. (pdf, 332KB) (proposed by Jean-Yves Humbert)

(2) Maine, J.J. Boyles, J.G. 2015. Bats initiate vital agroecological interactions in corn. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America Early Edition: 6 p. (pdf, 995KB) (proposed by Daniela Schmieder)

11.11.2015 Yasemin Kurtogullari (1) + Elisabeth Klaus (2)
(1) Tilman, D. & Clark M. 2014. Global diets link environmental sustainability and human health. Nature 515: 518-522. (pdf, 1.9 MB) (proposed by Jean-Yves Humbert)

(2) Marcantonio, M. et al. 2015. The integration of artificial night-time lights in landscape ecology: a remote sensing approach. Ecological Complexity 22: 109-120. (pdf, 4.2 MB) (proposed by Daniela Schmieder/James Hale)

18.11.2015 Corina Maurer
Kelly, D. et al. 2013. Of mast and mean: differential-temperature cue makes mast seeding insensitive to climate change. Ecology Letters 16: 90-98. (pdf, 563KB) (proposed by Alex Grendelmeier)

25.11.2015 Jasmin Knutti
Palmer, M.A. et al. 2005. Standards for ecologically succesful river restoration. Journal of Applied Ecology 42: 208-217. (pdf, 125KB) (proposed by Malie Lessard-Therrien)

02.12.2015 Stefanie Roder
Fechter, D. & Storch, I. 2014. How many wolves (Canis lupus) fit into Germany? The role of assumptions in predictive rule-based habitat models for habitat generalists. PLoS ONE 9: e101798. (pdf, 2.2 MB) (proposed by Veronika Braunisch)

09.12.2015 Roman Bühler (1) + Claudia Blumenstein (2)
(1) Elsen, P.R. & Tingley, M.W. 2015. Global mountain topography and the fate of montane species under climate change. Nature Climate Change Online Publication:6 p. (pdf, 1.3 MB) (proposed by Veronika Braunisch)

(2) Kormann, U. et al. 2015. Local and landscape management drive trait-mediated biodiversity of nine taxa on small grassland fragments. Diversity and Distribution Early View (14 p.) (pdf, 471KB)  (proposed by Jean-Yves Humbert)

16.12.2015 Sarya Fark
Blaauw, B.R. & Isaacs, R. 2014. Flower plantings increase wild bee abundance and the pollination services provided to a pollination-dependent crop. Journal of Applied Ecology 51: 890-898. (pdf, 1019KB) (proposed by Jean-Yves Humbert)