Issue 5.7 is now available online, including papers on population ecology, landscape ecology, spatial ecology, community ecology and environmental ecology.
This month there is a forum discussion by Murray Efford and Andy Royle, about the 2013 paper Integrating resource selection information with spatial capture–recapture.
There are 2 open access papers on particle size distribution and optimal capture of aqueous macrobial eDNA, and measuring convergent evolution, along with 3 applications on SDMtoolbox, BAMMtools and modestr.
In addition, David Borchers discusses his article, Continuous-time spatially explicit capture–recapture models, with an application to a jaguar camera-trap survey, in this interview by David Warton.
About the cover: Identifying regions of high functional connectivity for multiple species of wildlife is a conservation priority. In Landscape connectivity for wildlife: development and validation of multispecies linkage maps, the authors present an approach to predict areas of relatively high multispecies functional connectivity that is accurate, cost-effective, and efficient. The cover image shows a current density map, produced with the software Circuitscape, in the Algonquin-to-Adirondack region of North America, with warm colours representing areas predicted to have relatively high functional connectivity. Current density is proportional to the probability of use during a random walk. The map was validated with empirical data from fishers and herptiles, showing that multiple species move through areas that were predicted to have high functional connectivity.