Virtual Issue: Demography Behind the Population

Edited by the BES journal editorial teams

April 2016

The British Ecological Society journals in collaboration with our partner open access journal Ecology and Evolution are pleased to present a cross-journal virtual issue celebrating the sheer breadth of demography research published across our journals.

This virtual issue Demography Behind the Population highlights the interdisciplinary nature of the field as well as providing added context for the publication of our recently published cross-journal Special Feature Demography Beyond the Population showcasing the latest in demography research and linking several disciplines and scales across ecology and evolution. This Special Feature is first time that the BES journals have collaborated in this unique way. For more information on the Methods in Ecology and Evolution articles in the Special Feature take a look at our blog.

On Tuesday 1 March 2016 at 1pm GMT we hosted a live webinar in association with the Special Feature. It is still free to view the webinar via the BES website

Methods in Ecology and Evolution - Journal of Ecology - Functional Ecology - Journal of Animal Ecology - Journal of Applied Ecology - Ecology and Evolution


Distribution, demography and dispersal model of spatial spread of invasive plant populations with limited data
Vanessa Adams, Aaron Petty, Michael Douglas, Yvonne Buckley, Keith Ferdinands, Tomoko Okazaki, Dongwook Ko and Samantha Setterfield

Using the Spatial Population Abundance Dynamics Engine for conservation management
Nicholas Beeton, Clive McMahon, Grant Williamson, Joanne Potts, Jonathan Bloomer, Marthán Bester, Larry Forbes and Chris Johnson
Advancing population ecology with integral projection models: a practical guide
Cory Merow, Johan Dahlgren, C. Jessica Metcalf, Dylan Childs, Margaret Evans, Eelke Jongejans, Sydne Record, Mark Rees, Roberto Salguero-Gómez and Sean McMahon

IPMpack: an R package for integral projection models
C. Jessica E. Metcalf, Sean McMahon, Roberto Salguero-Gómez and Eelke Jongejans

Measuring temporal turnover in ecological communities
Hideyasu Shimadzu, Maria Dornelas and Anne Magurran

When should plant population models include age structure?
Chengjin Chu and Peter Adler

Probabilistic and spatially variable niches inferred from demography
Jeffrey Diez, Itamar Giladi, Robert Warren and H. Ronald Pulliam

Linking transient dynamics and life history to biological invasion success
David Iles, Roberto Salguero-Gómez, Peter Adler and David Koons

Resilience of palm populations to disturbance is determined by interactive effects of fire, herbivory and harvest
Lisa Mandle, Tamara Ticktin and Pieter Zuidema

A spatially explicit model for flowering time in bamboos: long rhizomes drive the evolution of delayed flowering
Yuuya Tachiki, Akifumi Makita, Yoshihisa Suyama and Akiko Satake
Harper Prize Winner 2015

Heterogeneity of reproductive age increases the viability of semelparous populations
Paul Acker, Alexandre Robert, Romain Bourget and Bruno Colas

Scale-specific spatial density dependence in parasitoids: a multi-factor meta-analysis
Richard Gunton and Juha Pöyry

Benefits of coloniality: communal defence saves anti-predator effort in cooperative breeders
Arne Jungwirth, Dario Josi, Jonas Walker and Michael Taborsky

Reconciling contradictory relationships between mobility and extinction risk in human-altered landscapes
Amanda Martin and Lenore Fahrig

Floods and famine: climate-induced collapse of a tropical predator-prey community
Beata Ujvari, Gregory Brown, Richard Shine and Thomas Madsen

Population size-structure-dependent fitness and ecosystem consequences in Trinidadian guppies
Ronald Bassar, Thomas Heatherly II, Michael Marshall, Steven Thomas, Alexander Flecker and David Reznick

Quantifying the influence of measured and unmeasured individual differences on demography
Floriane Plard, Jean-Michel Gaillard, Tim Coulson, Daniel Delorme, Claude Warnant, Jacques Michallet, Shripad Tuljapurkar, Siddharth Krishnakumar and Christophe Bonenfant

Building integral projection models: a user's guide
Mark Rees, Dylan Childs and Stephen Ellner

Differential contribution of demographic rate synchrony to population synchrony in barn swallows
Michael Schaub, Johann von Hirschheydt and Martin Grüebler

Immigrants are attracted by local pre-breeders and recruits in a seabird colony
K. Lesley Szostek, Michael Schaub and Peter Becker

Demography, traits and vulnerability to urbanization: can we make generalizations?
Leone M. Brown and Catherine Graham

Transient dynamics reveal the importance of early life survival to the response of a tropical tree to harvest
Orou Gaoue

Sustainable harvesting of non-timber forest products based on ecological and economic criteria
Juan Hernández-Barrios, Niels Anten and Miguel Martínez-Ramos

Using demographic attributes from long-term monitoring data to delineate natural population structure
Clark S. Rushing, Thomas B. Ryder, Amy L. Scarpignato, James F. Saracco and Peter P. Marra

Estimating recruitment and survival in partially monitored populations
Ana Sanz-Aguilar, José Manuel Igual, Daniel Oro, Meritxell Genovart and Giacomo Tavecchia

Naturally rare versus newly rare: demographic inferences on two timescales inform conservation of Galapagos giant tortoises
Ryan C. Garrick, Brittney Kajdacsi, Michael A. Russello, Edgar Benavides, Chaz Hyseni, James P. Gibbs, Washington Tapia and Adalgisa Caccone

Evolution of aging through reduced demographic stochasticity - an extension of the pleiotropy theory to finite populations
Stefano Giaimo

What shall I do now? State-dependent variations of life-history traits with aging in Wandering Albatrosses
Deborah Pardo, Christophe Barbraud and Henri Weimerskirch

Challenges in analysis and interpretation of microsatellite data for population genetic studies
Alexander I. Putman and Ignazio Carbone

Bet-hedging as a complex interaction among developmental instability, environmental heterogeneity, dispersal, and life-history strategy
Samuel M. Scheiner

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