The second issue of the second volume of People and Nature is online now!

What’s new?

This issue features a Review & Synthesis article on environmental aesthetics, a Perspective on social–ecological experiments to foster agroecological transition and research on scientific shortcomings in environmental impact statements internationally, mapping human pressures on biodiversity across the planet uncovers anthropogenic threat complexes and so much more!

All articles published in People and Nature are Open Access and have a plain language summary written by the authors.

Seven articles in this issue also have abstracts translated into at least one other language, including abstracts in French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Swahili and Māori.

What’s on the cover?

Trail runners in Grunewald Forest, Berlin during the Grunewald Marathon, Berlin, November 2018. Photo credit: Tilman Hertz.

The cover image is taken from the Perspective from Tilman Hertz and colleagues From nouns to verbs: How process ontologies enhance our understanding of social‐ecological systems understood as complex adaptive systems

You can read more about this research in the authors’ plain language summary ‘Change is more fundamental than stability‘ and in their fantastic video ‘Is a forest ever just a forest?

Other highlights

We also have a video from Vincent Bretagnolle discussing research from his article with Sabrina Gaba in this issue, Social–ecological experiments to foster agroecological transition. Along with Alain Saboureau, a farmer involved in their experiment they discuss fostering agroecological transition using an example with field borders management and ask: How biodiversity sheltered within field borders could increase yields and revenue? Peter Bridgewater, the Associate Editor for this article discusses more on the topic in his blog post Transformation in agro-ecological landscapes.

And finally, you can check out Jake Robinson’s infographic of his Perspective article with Anna Jorgensen in this issue, Rekindling old friendships in new landscapes: The environment–microbiome–health axis in the realms of landscape research.