How do you define resilience?

In this webinar, recorded on 27th September 2021, the Guest Editors and selected authors present research published in our cross-journal special feature: Reconciling resilience across ecological systems, species and subdisciplines. Resilience has emerged as a key concept in ecology and conservation biology to understand and predict ecosystem responses to global change. In its broadest and original…

Cover stories: Volume 109 Issue 11

The cover image for our November issue features a fall sunset over a New England salt marsh dominated by Spartina alterniflora (smooth cordgrass). This image relates to the research article: Short- and long-term effects of nutrient enrichment on salt marsh plant production and microbial community structure, by Hanley, Bowen, Kearns and Hughes. Here the author Torrance Hanley tells…

Protecting forests reinforces biotic resistance to invasive species

Ninad Avinash Mungi presents inferences from his recent article: Role of species richness and human-impacts in resisting invasive species in tropical forests. Find out how tropical forest manifest resistance towards invasive plants, when protected from anthropogenic impacts. As the decade of ecological restoration unfolds, we invest in strategies to restore ecosystems, uncertain about how our…

Cover stories: Volume 109 Issue 9

The cover image for our September issue is of some experimental drought shelters in southeastern Utah. This set up is reported in the paper: Drought resistance and resilience: The role of soil moisture–plant interactions and legacies in a dryland ecosystem by David L. Hoover, Alix A. Pfennigwerth and Michael C. Duniway. This article is part…

Prof Phil Grime Reminiscences

In this special blog post Ken Thompson (former Editor of Functional Ecology) and Mark Rees (former Editor of Journal of Ecology) have collected some memories of a small number of folks whose careers and lives were touched by Professor J. Philip Grime, who sadly died earlier this year. As well as being a key figure…

Volume 109 Issue 9

Volume 109 Issue 9 of Journal of Ecology is now available online! Our September issue contains a new Special Feature: Reconciling resilience across ecological systems, species and subdisciplines. This cross-journal special feature presents 30 fascinating articles published in Journal of Ecology, Journal of Animal Ecology and Functional Ecology, including the accompanying Editorial article. This Special Feature was overseen by Editors Pol…

Editor’s Choice: Volume 109 Issue 8

The Editor’s Choice for our August issue is “The fate and transit time of carbon in a tropical forest” by Carlos A. Sierra, Lina M. Estupinan-Suarez, & Ingrid Chanca. This research article provides an estimate of the transit time distribution of carbon in a Colombian tropical forest ecosystem using a data assimilation technique to parameterise a dynamic…

Glacier forelands reveal fundamental plant and microbial controls on short-term ecosystem nitrogen retention

Author Franciska de Vries gives her insight into newly published Journal of Ecology article: Glacier forelands reveal fundamental plant and microbial controls on short-term ecosystem nitrogen retention. Franciska and her co-authors investigated how ecosystem nitrogen retention changed with succession across glacier forelands, in a project that was funded by a British Ecological Society research grant.…