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100 articles every ecologist should read

Courchamp, Franck; Bradshaw, Corey

Nature ecology & evolution. Volume 2:Issue 2 (2018, February); pp 395-401 -- Macmillan Publishers Ltd, part of Springer Nature

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  • Title:
    100 articles every ecologist should read
  • Author: Courchamp, Franck;
    Bradshaw, Corey
  • Found In: Nature ecology & evolution. Volume 2:Issue 2 (2018, February); pp 395-401
  • Journal Title: Nature ecology & evolution
  • Subjects: Ecology--Periodicals; Evolution (Biology)--Periodicals; Dewey: 577.05
  • Rights: legaldeposit
  • Publication Details: Macmillan Publishers Ltd, part of Springer Nature
  • Abstract: AbstractReading scientific articles is a valuable and major part of the activity of scientists. Yet, with the upsurge of currently available articles and the increasing specialization of scientists, it becomes difficult to identify, let alone read, important papers covering topics not directly related to one's own specific field of research, or that are older than a few years. Our objective was to propose a list of seminal papers deemed to be of major importance in ecology, thus providing a general 'must-read' list for any new ecologist, regardless of particular topic or expertise. We generated a list of 544 papers proposed by 147 ecology experts (journal editorial members) and subsequently ranked via random-sample voting by 368 of 665 contacted ecology experts, covering 6 article types, 6 approaches and 17 fields. Most of the recommended papers were not published in the highest-ranking journals, nor did they have the highest number of mean annual citations. The articles proposed through the collective recommendation of several hundred experienced researchers probably do not represent an 'ultimate', invariant list, but they certainly contain many high-quality articles that are undoubtedly worth reading—regardless of the specific field of interest in ecology—to foster the understanding, knowledge and inspiration of early-career scientists.Soliciting expert feedback from the editorial boards of seven ecology journals, the authors compile a list of the top 100 most highly recommended articles in the field of ecology.
  • Identifier: System Number: LDEAvdc_100086898883.0x000001; Journal ISSN: 2397-334X; 10.1038/s41559-017-0370-9
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Physical Description: Electronic
  • Shelfmark(s): ELD Digital store

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