March may be a distant memory to some, but at the Methods in Ecology and Evolution office it’s very much on our minds as we’ve just received the March update to our top papers.

Freya Harrison’s review article on getting started with meta-analysis remains our most downloaded paper (and you can listen to a podcast on getting started with meta-analysis if you’re pushed for time!), while our application papers continue to be excellently represented, with three of the four currently available continuing to stay within our top ten downloaded papers. A protocol for data exploration to avoid common statistical problems,  by Alain F. Zuur, Elena N. Ieno and Chris S. Elphick, and Methods for collaboratively identifying research priorities and emerging issues in science and policy, by William J. Sutherland, Erica Fleishman, Michael B. Mascia, Jules Pretty and Murray A. Rudd, also continue to rank among our most popular papers.

The paper attracting by far the largest number of abstract views was  Honey bee risk assessment: new approaches for in vitro larvae rearing and data analyses, by Harmen P. Hendriksma, Stephan Härtel  and Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, which was the subject of a press release towards the end of March, and received some lovely coverage from National Geographic Deutschland, Wired UK and Dutch channel Wetenschap24.