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Our Most Popular Posts of 2019:

  1. Stress in academia is increasingly recognised, but knowing about an issue and solving it are very different things. ©Christopher Sweeney
    ©Christopher Sweeney

    Managing Stress in Academia: Stress in academia is increasingly recognised, but knowing about an issue and solving it are very different things. Holly Langridge discusses some ways to manage and reduce stress.

  2. Introducing fishtree and Jonathan Chang introduces an R Package and website that allows you to access the most comprehensive phylogeny of ray-finned fishes to date!
  3. Stuck between Zero and One: Proportional data are common in ecology and evolution. They require specific techniques for their reliable analysis. Douma and Weedon provide you with the information and inspiration to start confidently using beta and Dirichlet regression in your analyses. 這篇博客文章也有中文版
  4. Animal Social Networks: This post announced the start of our first open call special feature. We’ll be reviewing and publishing papers for this Special Feature along with our sister journal, Journal of Animal Ecology.
  5. Research Gaps in Animal Social Network Analysis: To accompany our Animal Social Networks open call, Damien Farine and the Guest Editors identified areas that we would like to cover in the final Special Feature.
  6. Speeding Up Systematic Reviews: With a blog post and video, Eliza Grames introduces litsearchr – an R package that helps to make systematic reviews quicker and easier.
  7. Recientemente equipada con una unidad de cámara y GPS VACAMS, la vaca No. 1691 se dirige al bosque con su becerro. ©Carlos A. de la Rosa
    ©Carlos A. de la Rosa

    Field Work on a Shoestring: Looking to keep the costs of your field work low? Carlos A. de la Rosa talks about adapting consumer technology for use in research. Esta entrada de blog también está disponible en español.

  8. Issue 10.4: The overview of our April issue. This was the first of our issue announcement posts to include featured articles for the month, as well as information on all of the free papers in the issue.
  9. A More Reliable Method for Estimating Abundance: Knowing how many individuals there are in a population is a fundamental objective in ecology and conservation biology. Daniel Ruzzante explains how Close-Kin Mark-Recapture techniques can help you to do this while reducing bias and uncertainty.
  10. When Standards Go Wild: We hear from Authors, Reviewers, Editors and rOpenSci about how software review guidelines were used for the pavo 2.0 manuscript.

Our Most Popular Posts of All Time:

  1. What is Beta Diversity?
  2. The DOs and DON’Ts of Selecting Preferred Reviewers
  3. Ten Top Tips for Reviewing Statistics: A Guide for Ecologists
  4. Writing Manuscripts: The Alternative ‘Guide to Authors’
  5. Some Big News about MAXENT
  6. When to Identify Non-Preferred Reviewers
  7. A Quickstart Guide for Building Your First R Package
  8. Maximising the Exposure of Your Research
  9. First Paper Now Online!
  10. What Makes a Good Peer Review

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