Top papers for August

How safe is mist netting? Evaluating the risk of injury and mortality to birds remains our most highly accessed article for the second month in a row – just managing to stay ahead of RNCEP: global weather and climate data at your fingertips, which has been receiving fantastic interest since we published it in July of this year. This open source package, written in R, is intended to help ecologists integrate long-term atmospheric data into their research, and the published application note is, of course, free to access.

Other papers making a splash include Holger Schielzeth’s Simple means to improve the interpretability of regression coefficients, which was recently rated a “must read” on F1000, and Comparative interpretation of count, presence–absence and point methods for species distribution models, published at the start of the month, by Geert Aarts, John Fieberg and Jason Matthiopoulos.