mee-5-7-coverlargeIssue 5.7 is now available online, including papers on population ecology, landscape ecology, spatial ecology, community ecology and environmental ecology.

This month there is a forum discussion by Murray Efford and Andy Royle, about the 2013 paper Integrating resource selection information with spatial capture–recapture.

There are 2 open access papers on particle size distribution and optimal capture of aqueous macrobial eDNA, and measuring convergent evolution, along with 3 applications on SDMtoolbox, BAMMtools and modestr.

In addition, David Borchers discusses his article, Continuous-time spatially explicit capture–recapture models, with an application to a jaguar camera-trap survey, in this interview by David Warton.

About the cover: Identifying regions of high functional connectivity for multiple species of wildlife is a conservation priority. In Landscape connectivity for wildlife: development and validation of multispecies linkage maps, the authors present an approach to predict areas of relatively high multispecies functional connectivity that is accurate, cost-effective, and efficient. The cover image shows a current density map, produced with the software Circuitscape, in the Algonquin-to-Adirondack region of North America, with warm colours representing areas predicted to have relatively high functional connectivity. Current density is proportional to the probability of use during a random walk. The map was validated with empirical data from fishers and herptiles, showing that multiple species move through areas that were predicted to have high functional connectivity.

To keep up to date with Methods newest content, have a look at our Accepted Articles and Early View articles, which will be included in forthcoming issues.