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An introduction to planning and designing experiments in conservation practice.

Published online: 27 Nov 2020

Published by: Evidence in Conservation Teaching Initiative

Authors: Downey, H. & Ockendon, N. & Sutherland, W.

Content type: Miscellaneous

This paper provides steps on planning and designing experiments in conservation practice. The key principles include: identifying the questions to be ...

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Assessment of ecological effects due to forest harvesting: approaches and statistical issues.

Published online: 15 Sep 2004

Authors: Bennett, L. T. & Adams, M. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Timber harvesting exemplifies many aspects of experimental manipulation in applied ecology. Evaluation of the research approaches used to assess ecolo...

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Replacement or additive designs for competition studies?

Published online: 21 Mar 1992

Authors: Snaydon, R. W.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Replacement and additive designs are compared for their ability to provide valid and interpretable measures of (a) resource complementarity, i.e. rela...

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The contribution of constructed green infrastructure to urban biodiversity: a synthesis and meta-analysis.

Published online: 21 Jul 2020

Authors: Filazzola, A. & Shrestha, N. & MacIvor, J. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The development of buildings and other infrastructure in cities is viewed as a threat to local biodiversity and ecosystem functioning because natural ...

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An introduction planning and designing experiments to improve conservation practice.

Published online: 27 Nov 2020

Published by: Evidence in Conservation Teaching Initiative

Authors: Downey, H. & Ockendon, N. & Sutherland, W.

Content type: Miscellaneous

This paper discusses the importance of effective management actions when planning a new conservation project. Key principles include (i) identifying t...

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Simple study designs in ecology produce inaccurate estimates of biodiversity responses.

Published online: 23 Jul 2020

Authors: Christie, A. P. & Amano, T. & Martin, P. A. & Shackelford, G. E. & Simmons, B. I. & Sutherland, W. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Monitoring the impacts of anthropogenic threats and interventions to mitigate these threats is key to understanding how to best conserve biodiversity....

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Design, analysis and statistical power of the Farm-Scale Evaluations of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops.

Published online: 14 May 2003

Authors: Perry, J. N. & Rothery, P. & Clark, S. J. & Heard, M. S. & Hawes, C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The effects on British farmland wildlife of the management of four genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops are currently being studied in a 5-ye...

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Predator control may not increase ungulate populations in the future: a formal meta-analysis.

Published online: 17 Aug 2021

Authors: Clark, T. J. & Hebblewhite, M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Human-dominated landscapes are being recolonized by large carnivores, thereby increasing conflicts worldwide via predation of livestock and harvested ...

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Ecosystem function enhanced by combining four functional types of plant species in intensively managed grassland mixtures: a 3-year continental-scale field experiment.

Published online: 10 Apr 2013

Authors: Finn, J. A. & Kirwan, L. & Connolly, J. & Sebastià, M. T. & Helgadottir, A. & Baadshaug, O. H. & Bélanger, G. & Black, A. & Brophy, C. & Collins, R. P. & Čop, J. & Dalmannsdóttir, S. & Delgado, I. & Elgersma, A. & Fothergill, M. & Frankow-Lindberg, B. E. & Ghesquiere, A. & Golinska, B. & Golinski, P. & Grieu, P. & Gustavsson, A. M. & Höglind, M. & Huguenin-Elie, O. & Jørgensen, M. & Kadziuliene, Z. & Kurki, P. (et al)

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

A coordinated continental-scale field experiment across 31 sites was used to compare the biomass yield of monocultures and four species mixtures assoc...

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Alluring restoration strategies to attract seed-dispersing animals need more rigorous testing.

Published online: 14 Jun 2022

Authors: Holl, K. D. & Joyce, F. H. & Reid, J. L.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

In a recently published paper, Silva et al. conclude that placing fruit feeders (induced seed dispersal) in restored tropical forests serves to enrich...

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