2020 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:
1) A voucher for complimentary access to any Springer publication in eBook form (value of 250 Euros/US dollars)
2) Article made freely accessible for up to 8 weeks on SpringerLink.
And the 2020 Best Article Award in Landscape Ecology goes to…
- Riva F, Nielsen SE (2020) Six key steps for functional landscape analyses of habitat change. Landscape Ecology 35(7):1495-1504.
(freely accessible until May 19, 2021)
- Bloomfield LSP, McIntosh TL, Lambin EF (2020) Habitat fragmentation, livelihood behaviors, and contact between people and nonhuman primates in Africa. Landscape Ecology 35(4):985-1000
- Voigt CC, Scholl JM, Bauer J, Teige T, Yovel Y, Kramer-Schadt S, Gras P (2020) Movement responses of common noctule bats to the illuminated urban landscape. Landscape Ecology 35(1):189-201
- Weideman EA, Slingsby JA, Thomson RL, Coetzee BTW (2020) Land cover change homogenizes functional and phylogenetic diversity within and among African savanna bird assemblages. Landscape Ecology 35(1):145-157
- Ridding LE, Watson SCL, Newton AC, Rowland CS, Bullock JM (2020) Ongoing, but slowing, habitat loss in a rural landscape over 85 years. Landscape Ecology 35(2):257-273
Congratulations to these authors!
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