2019 Best Article Award

The Best Article Award is awarded annually to the best article published in Landscape Ecology in the previous calendar year, starting in 2020.

The best article is selected by the Landscape Ecology Editorial Board based on the following criteria:

Relevance: The article’s subject matter is immediately relevant to the key topics in landscape ecology;

Scientific rigor: The article has interesting and important research questions clearly articulated, proper methods adequately described and rigorously implemented, and unambiguous conclusions sufficiently supported by results presented;

Breakthrough/Innovation: The article presents a new theoretical and methodological development or ground-breaking findings through innovative applications of landscape ecological principles and methods;

Originality and literature: The article is original in terms of the research reported and shows an adequate awareness of the primary literature immediately relevant to the subject matter;

Quality of writing: The article is well organized and written, with clarity, accuracy, and readability.

The winner receives:

A voucher for complimentary access to any Springer publication in eBook form (value of 250 Euros/US dollars)

Article made freely accessible for up to 8 weeks on SpringerLink

And the 2019 Best Article Award in Landscape Ecology goes to…

Callaghan, C. T., G. Bino, R. E. Major, J. M. Martin, M. B. Lyons, and R. T. Kingsford. 2019. Heterogeneous urban green areas are bird diversity hotspots: insights using continental-scale citizen science data. Landscape Ecology 34:1231-1246. (freely accessible until July 12, 2020)
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Honorable Mentions:

Steele, M. K. and H. Wolz. 2019. Heterogeneity in the land cover composition and configuration of US cities: implications for ecosystem services. Landscape Ecology 34:1247-1261. (SharedIt)

Tarr, N.M., 2019. Demonstrating a conceptual model for multispecies landscape pattern indices in landscape conservation. Landsc. Ecol. 34, 2133–2147. (Open Access)

Wickham, J. & Riitters, K. H. (2019). Influence of high-resolution data on the assessment of forest fragmentation. Landscape Ecology, 34, 2169-2182. (Open Access)

Adams, A. B., J. Pontius, G. Galford, and D. Gudex-Cross. 2019. Simulating forest cover change in the northeastern US: decreasing forest area and increasing fragmentation. Landscape Ecology 34:2401-2419. (SharedIt)

Congratulations to these authors!