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Latin America is the most biodiverse region on Earth, but Latin American authors are underrepresented in the top ecology journals around the world. The British Ecological Society’s family of journals have a number of initiatives to support authors from Latin America to reach a global audience.
All our journals benefit from a large global readership, international authorship, and active social media channels where research is shared directly with the community. Publishing in the BES’s journals will help your work reach an audience of researchers around the globe
Our editorial boards represent a wide range of countries with five Senior Editors and nearly 100 Associate Editors from the Global South. This ensures that researchers in Latin American can lend their expertise to assess your research and offer specific and meaningful advice about what improvements can be made, or how to increase the impact of your work.
We also encourage publication of abstracts in multiple languages, so that your research can be shared in the language most relevant for the study area and beyond. The scopes of all of our journals are available in some of the most-spoken languages in the world including Spanish and Portuguese.
To help authors communicate their work effectively, we have partnered with Writefull, an AI based English language editing software specifically designed for academic writing. Writefull can be used free of charge for authors submitting to our journals and can make suggestions on word order, phrasing and spelling.
Below you can view a collection of papers recently published across our portfolio from some of our Latin American authors. If you would like to find out more about our journal portfolio, you can click here and visit our journal hub page.
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América Latina es la región más biodiversa del planeta, pero los autores latinoamericanos están subrepresentados en los principales revistas científicas de ecología en todo el mundo. La familia de revistas científicas de la British Ecological Society tiene varias iniciativas para apoyar a los autores de América Latina a llegar a una audiencia global.
Todos nuestras revistas se benefician de una gran cantidad de lectores en todo el mundo, autoría internacional y canales activos de redes sociales donde la investigación se comparte directamente con la comunidad. Publicar en las revistas de la BES ayudará a que su trabajo llegue a una audiencia de investigadores en todo el mundo.
Nuestros consejos editoriales representan una amplia gama de países, con cinco editores senior y casi 100 editores asociados del Sur Global. Esto asegura que los investigadores en América Latina puedan aportar su experiencia para evaluar su investigación y ofrecer consejos específicos y significativos sobre qué mejoras se pueden hacer, o cómo aumentar el impacto de su trabajo.
También fomentamos la publicación de resúmenes en varios idiomas, para que su investigación pueda ser compartida en el idioma más relevante para el área de estudio y más allá. Los alcances de todos nuestras revistas están disponibles en algunos de los idiomas más hablados del mundo, incluyendo español y portugués.
Para ayudar a los autores a comunicar su trabajo de manera efectiva, nos hemos asociado con Writefull, un software de edición de idioma inglés basado en IA específicamente diseñado para la escritura académica. Writefull se puede usar de forma gratuita para los autores que envían artículos a nuestras revistas y puede hacer sugerencias sobre el orden de las palabras, las frases y la ortografía.
A continuación, puede ver una colección de artículos publicados recientemente en nuestro portafolio por algunos de nuestros autores latinoamericanos. Si desea obtener más información sobre nuestro portafolio de revistas, puede hacer clic aquí y visitar nuestra página central de periódicos.
Haga clic en el nombre de la revista para ver los artículos relevantes.
A América Latina é a região mais biodiversa do mundo, mas cientistas da região estão sub-representados nos principais periódicos de ecologia ao redor do mundo. A família de periódicos da Sociedade Ecológica Britânica (BES) tem várias iniciativas para apoiar cientistas da América Latina a alcançar uma audiência global.
Todos os nossos periódicos se beneficiam de uma ampla audiência global, autoria internacional e canais de mídia social ativos, em que a pesquisa é compartilhada diretamente com a comunidade. Publicar nos periódicos da BES ajudará o seu trabalho a alcançar uma audiência maior ao redor do mundo.
Nossos conselhos editoriais representam uma ampla gama de países, com cinco editores seniores e quase 100 editores associados do Sul Global. Isso garante que cientistas na América Latina possam oferecer sua experiência para avaliar sua pesquisa e oferecer conselhos específicos e significativos sobre quais melhorias podem ser feitas ou como aumentar o impacto do seu trabalho.
Também incentivamos a publicação de resumos em diferentes idiomas, para que sua pesquisa possa ser compartilhada no idioma mais relevante para a área de estudo e além. Os escopos de todos os nossos periódicos estão disponíveis em alguns dos idiomas mais falados do mundo, incluindo espanhol e português.
Para ajudar cientistas a comunicar seu trabalho de forma eficaz, nos associamos ao Writefull, um software de edição de língua inglesa baseado em IA especificamente projetado para escrita acadêmica. O Writefull pode ser usado gratuitamente por cientistas que submetem artigos aos nossos periódicos e pode fazer sugestões sobre ordem das palavras, fraseologia e ortografia.
Abaixo, você pode ver uma coleção de artigos recentemente publicados em nosso portfólio por autores e autoras da América Latina. Se você quiser saber mais sobre nosso portfólio de periódicos, clique aqui e visite nossa página central de periódicos.
Clique no nome do periódico para ver os artigos relevantes.
“People and Nature’s editorial board is deeply committed to a high-quality revision process. It focuses on both providing fast turnaround time and constructive revision for authors submitting to the journal.”
Patricia Carignano Torres
Associate Editor, People and Nature
“As a scientist from the Global South, I am very pleased and proud to collaborate with the BES. It is clear to me that the Journal of Applied Ecology is committed to promoting more inclusive and diverse science. It offers a free writing review tool to help scientists from the Global South improve their writing, abstracts of articles are published in several languages, and the production of a virtual volume (spotlight) highlights articles published by Global South scientists. But what I like most, is that the editorial team has become more and more diverse, which gives us different perspectives on applied ecology.
Senior Editor, Journal of Applied Ecology
“The BES values diversity and offers excellent resources to authors from Latin America to publish their best research. Publishing abstracts in our first and native languages is just one of the initiatives to provide accessibility and discoverability for the community.
Raul Costa Pereira
Associate Editor, Functional Ecology
At Functional Ecology, we work hard to support authors from around the world so they can publish their best papers with us. In addition to our writing guides, I’m really excited that we’re now offering Writefull; I think it will be a great tool for authors – especially for those writing in English as a foreign language.
Senior Editor, Functional Ecology
"As a Latin scientist, I found the journals of the BES to be a great platform to show my work to the scientific community. The review process has been very friendly, efficient and of top quality."
Associate Editor of Methods in Ecology and Evolution and Journal of Applied Ecology
The diversity of post‐fire regeneration strategies in the cerrado ground layer
Fire dramatically changes the ground layer of savanna vegetation in the short term, but the system is highly resilient, quickly recovering the pre-fire state. Recovery involves different strategies, which we categorized into five functional groups of plant species: grasses, seeders, bloomers, undergrounders and resprouters. Knowledge of these diverse strategies should be used as a tool to assess conservation and restoration status of fire-resilient ecosystems in the cerrado.
Palms and trees resist extreme drought in Amazon forests with shallow water tables
Our results indicate that forests growing over shallow water tables—relatively under-studied vegetation that nonetheless occupies one-third of Amazon forests—are remarkably resistant to drought. These findings are consistent with the hypothesis that local hydrology and its interactions with climate strongly constrain forest drought effects, and has implications for climate change feedbacks. This work enhances our understanding of integrated drought effects on tropical forest dynamics and highlights the importance of incorporating neglected forest types into both the modelling of forest climate responses and into public decisions about priorities for conservation.
Facilitation and the invasibility of plant communities
Guidance for successful tree planting initiatives
Tree planting, along with other strategies to increase tree cover in appropriate locations and contexts, can make a valuable contribution to ensuring the ecological and social well-being of our planet in coming decades, but only if these efforts are considered as one component of multifaceted solutions to complex environmental problems and are carefully planned, implemented and monitored over a sufficiently long time-scale with stakeholder engagement and broader consideration of socio-ecological complexities.
Thresholds of freshwater biodiversity in response to riparian vegetation loss in the Neotropical region
The high variability in biodiversity responses to loss of native riparian vegetation suggests caution in the use of a single riparian width for conservation actions or policy definitions nationwide. The most sensitive bioindicators can be used as early warning signals of abrupt changes in freshwater biodiversity. In practice, maintaining at least 50-m wide riparian reserves on each side of streams would be more effective to protect freshwater biodiversity in Brazil. However, incentives and conservation strategies to protect even wider riparian reserves (~100 m) and also taking into consideration the regional context will promote a greater benefit. This information should be used to set conservation goals and to create complementary mechanisms and policies to protect wider riparian reserves than those currently required by the federal law.
Controlling invasive plant species in ecological restoration: A global review
Decisions about which control method to use depend heavily on the invasive plant species' growth forms, the local economic situation where the restoration sites are located and resources available for control. More developed countries tend to use more chemical control, whereas less developed ones use mainly non-chemical methods. Since most of the reviewed studies were performed in countries with very high Human Development Index, we lack information from developing countries, which concentrates global hotspots for biodiversity conservation and global commitments of forest and landscape restoration.
Crop pollination management needs flower‐visitor monitoring and target values
We present target values of visitation rates for some globally important pollinator-dependent crops and provide guidance on why monitoring the number and diversity of pollinators is important, and how this information can be used for decision-making. The implementation of flower monitoring programmes will improve management in many aspects, including enhanced quality and quantity of crop yield and a more limited spillover of managed (often exotic) pollinators from crop areas into native habitats, reducing their many potential negative impacts.
Widespread and major losses in multiple ecosystem services as a result of agricultural expansion in the Argentine Chaco
Using the Argentinean Chaco as an example, we demonstrate how combining fine-scale land-use maps with biophysical models provides deep insights into the spatiotemporal patterns of changes in ecosystem services, and their trade-offs with agricultural production. The periodic updating of maps of trade-offs and bundles of change in ecosystem services provides key inputs for the adaptive management of highly dynamic and threatened landscapes, such as those in tropical and subtropical deforestation frontiers.
Multitrophic richness enhances ecosystem multifunctionality of tropical shallow lakes
How to cope with drought and not die trying: Drought acclimation across tree species with contrasting niche breadth
Cryptic interactions revisited from ecological networks: Mosses as a key link between trees and hummingbirds
Is the methodology used in reviews of restoration outcomes reliable? A systematic map protocol
Environmental reviews exhibit a considerable variation in conduct and reporting. This systematic map protocol aims to assess the reliability of restoration evidence syntheses (in terms of objectivity, comprehensiveness, and transparency) by applying the Collaboration for Environmental Evidence Synthesis Assessment Tool (CEESAT), which consists of a set of criteria designed in alignment with environmental systematic review methodology.
Effects of time since invasion and control actions on a coastal ecosystem invaded by non‐native pine trees
Pine invasion reduced native species abundance, plant cover, richness and diversity, with an increase over time since invasion. Species diversity and richness were lower in the managed area than in the area that had not been invaded. Restoration activities are therefore required to increase native species diversity.
metan: An R package for multi-environment trial analysis
GCM compareR: A web application to assess differences and assist in the selection of general circulation models for climate change research
Connecting governance interventions to ecosystem services provision: A social‐ecological network approach
Tough fishing and severe seasonal food insecurity in Amazonian flooded forests
Ecosystem restoration job creation potential in Brazil
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Conservation planning for people and nature in a Chilean biodiversity hotspot
From structure to function in mutualistic interaction networks: Topologically important frugivores have greater potential as seed dispersers
The link between the structure and the function of ecological communities is a crucial, but largely unresolved issue in animal ecology. The authors present a comprehensive empirical study where they demonstrate that more relevant frugivore species into the interaction networks structure also show higher potential to perform seed dispersers. Illustrations © Lynx Edicions.
The sex‐determination pattern in crocodilians: A systematic review of three decades of research
Animal tracking moves community ecology: Opportunities and challenges
Eltonian and Grinnelian dynamics inferred from multi-species tracking data. Panel (a): Tracks of five individuals from three different species reveal intraspecific and interspecific interactions through time, thereby enabling the construction of interaction topologies including both conspecifics and heterospecifics at an individual level. Panel (b): Interactions in the Eltonian arena can be mapped via temporally explicit tracks, allowing for spatiotemporal analysis of interactions across landscapes. Therefore, the intersection of tracks with environmental data (e.g. remote sensing layers) in space and time quantifies environmental associations and facilitates assessments of population- and community-wide Grinnellian niche partitioning.
Contribution of predation to the biological control of a key herbivorous pest in citrus agroecosystems
Contrarily to what was thought, the populations of Aonidiella aurantii, a herbivorous citrus key pest, can be efficiently regulated by a diverse assemblage of predators, through complex interactions at different trophic levels. Results emphasize the importance of disentangling unknown trophic webs for successful development of conservation biological control strategies.
Core–periphery dynamics in a plant–pollinator network
The authors studied the temporal dynamics of a plant–pollinator network from a dryland ecosystem. They found a core–periphery structure persistent throughout flowering seasons and years. Yet, virtually all species at the core in some subseasons were also peripheral in other subseasons, while other species always remained peripheral.
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