2020 ELTON PRIZE SHORTLIST: JOURNAL OF ANIMAL ECOLOGY AWARD FOR EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS

The Elton Prize is awarded by the British Ecological Society each year for the best paper in Journal of Animal Ecology written by an early career author at the start of their research career. Today we are pleased to present the shortlisted papers for this year’s award, based on the previous (89th) volume of the journal.

The winner will be selected in the coming weeks so watch this space for future announcements.

Shortlist

Sex-specific transgenerational plasticity II: Grandpaternal effects are lineage- and sex-specific in threespined sticklebacks – By Jennifer Hellmann

Ecological drivers of jellyfish blooms – the complex life history of a ‘well-known’ medusa (Aurelia aurita) – By Josephine Goldstein 

Strength of niche processes for species interactions is lower for generalists and exotic species – By Guadalupe Peralta

Threats from the air: Damselfly predation on diverse prey taxa – By Kari Kaunisto

Rapid and repeated divergence of animal chemical signals in an island introduction experiment – By Colin Donihue

Corridors or risk? Movement along, and use of, linear features vary predictably among large mammal predator and prey species – By Melanie Dickie

How butterflies keep their cool: physical and ecological traits influence thermoregulatory ability and population trends – By Andrew Bladon. Check out the #storybehind the paper by Andrew.

Predators drive community reorganization during experimental range shifts – By Natalie Jones.

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