Editor’s Choice: Volume 109 Issue 12

The editor’s choice for our December issue is “The dynamics of vegetation grazed by a food-limited population of Soay sheep on St Kilda” by Crawley et al. This research article provides an unprecedented record of vegetation change in response to and impacts on an unmanaged ungulate population on a temperate island over 35 years. Here,…

Soil fertility drives plant life down-under

Rachel Standish discusses her recent article: Mycorrhizal symbiosis and phosphorus supply determine interactions among plants with contrasting nutrient-acquisition strategies. Find out more about the importance of below-ground mechanisms for understanding factors determining community structure. The south-west region of Western Australia is a drawcard for plant nerds. Geographic isolation, a stable climate, and ‘quiet’ flat landscape…

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…