Although regular readers may find April’s most frequently accessed papers quite familiar, there are several interesting changes.

The one to watch for April was Factors and mechanisms explaining spatial heterogeneity: a review of methods for insect populations, by Vinatier et al., which nearly quadrupled in popularity to become the month’s second most accessed paper. It’s currently available to download for free, so do take advantage! Also showing a big upswing in interest was A unified approach to model selection using the likelihood ratio test, by Lewis et al., which saw a similar surge, and is  accompanied by an instructive video tutorial available on Youtube.

But, while there was some movement further down the chart, Freya Harrison’s Getting started with meta-analysis remains firmly in place as the month’s most popular paper, with a sizeable lead over its closest rival. You can listen to Freya talking about the ideas behind her paper in the accompanying podcast.