One modeling paper showcasing what @ChrisRackauckas has been doing would be great, and especially if there is a discussion of what it means for modelling across scales of biological organisation.
I also think there is something to write for data manipulation (your screencast of SpatialEcology was mind-blowing to the colleagues who saw it).
So there may be two very different things.
A broader perspective piece that would maybe tie an issue together would be the new functions in Pkg3, in that project management just got orders of magnitude easier and reproducible - this would be a nice follow-up to the previous special issue in Ecography on reproducible ecology.
Now, in terms of what I could do, I would be happy to write something either on networks (no surprise) or my own experience in using Julia to teach programming to biology majors. What’s clear is that should we go ahead with a special issue, I’ll carve out the time to contribute.