I have a great collection of fav stats papers. Here are just a few to get you started.
Albert, C. H., Yoccoz, N. G., Edwards, T. C., Graham, C., Zimmerman, N. and Thuiller, W. 2010. Sampling in ecology and evolution – bridging the gap between theory and practice. – Ecography 33: 1028-1037.
Anderson, D. R., Burnham, K. P., Gould, W. R. and Cherry, S. 2001. Concerns about finding effects that are actually spurious. – Wildlife Society Bulletin 29: 311-316.
Benedetti-Cecchi, L. 2003. The importance of variance around the mean effect size of ecological processes. – Ecology 84: 2335-2346.
Boerebach, B., Lombarts, K., Scherpbier, A. and Arah, O. 2013. The Teacher, the Physician and the Person: Exploring Causal Connections between Teaching Performance and Role Model Types Using Directed Acyclic Graphs. – PLOSONE 8: e69449.
Burke, D. and Gulet, H. 1998. Landscape and Area Effects on Beetle Assemblages in Ontario. – Ecography 21: 472-479.
Cottingham, K. L., Lennon, J. T. and Brown, B. L. 2005. Knowing when to draw the line: designing more informative ecological experiments. – Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3: 145-152.
Druzdzel, M. and Clymour, C. 1995. Having the Right Tool: Causal Graphs in Teaching Research Design. – What Works In University Teaching Conference Proceeding for University of Pittsburgh Teaching Excellence Conference.
Gomez-Aparicio, L. and Lortie, C. J. 2014. Advancing plant ecology through meta-analyses. – Journal of Ecology 102: 823-827.
Haig, B. 2003. What is a spurious correlation? – Understanding Statistics 2: 125-132.
Hampton, S. E., Strasser, C. A., Tewksbury, J. J., Gram, W. K., Budden, A. E., Batcheller, A. L., Duke, C. S. and Porter, J. H. 2013. Big data and the future of ecology. – Frontiers in Ecology & the Environment 11: 156-162.
Heidron, P. B. 2008. Shedding light on the dark data in the long tail of science. – Library Trends 57: 280-299.
Lepczyk, C. and Donnelly, R. 2011. A beginner’s guide to reviewing manuscripts in ecology and conservation. – Ideas in Ecology & Evolution 4: 25-31.
Lortie, C. J. 2014. Formalized synthesis opportunities for ecology: systematic reviews and meta-analyses. – Oikos 123: 897-902.
Lortie, C. J., Stewart, G., Rothstein, H. and J., L. 2014. How to critically read ecological meta-analyses. – Research Synthesis Methods
Michener, W. K. and Brunt, J. W. 2000. Ecological data: design, management and processing. – Blackwell Science.
Society, B. E. 2013. A guide to peer review in ecology and evolution. – Bulletin http://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/Publ_Peer-Review-Booklet.pdf.
Sotomayor, D. A., Lortie, C. J. and Lamarque, L. J. 2014. Nurse-plant effects on the seed biology and germination of desert annuals. – Austral Ecology.
Spafford, R. D. and Lortie, C. J. 2013. Sweeping beauty: is grassland arthropod community composition effectively estimated by sweep netting? – Ecology and evolution 3: 3347-3358.