There was a real buzz surrounding the event and it was a really great few days. See Rob Salguero-Gómez post for the Journal of Ecology blog for more info about the event in full.
During the symposium I met with the extended group of organisers (see below) to discuss the possibility of a cross-journal special feature. And less than 12 months later here it is.
Yesterday all 5 of the BES journals, along with our partner journal Ecology & Evolution, published a special feature highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of the field of demography. It is the first time that all of the journals have collaborated in this way.
Five of the papers (and the editorial) were published in Journal of Ecology.
- Demography beyond the population
Alden B. Griffith, Roberto Salguero-Gómez, Cory Merow, Sean McMahon
- Contrasting effects of spatial heterogeneity and environmental stochasticity on population dynamics of a perennial wildflower
- Advancing environmentally explicit structured population models of plants
Johan Ehrlén, William F. Morris , Tove von Euler and Johan P. Dahlgren
- Transients drive the demographic dynamics of plant populations in variable environments
Jenni L McDonald, Iain Stott, Stuart Townley, Dave J Hodgson
- Forest community response to invasive pathogens: the case of ash dieback in a British woodland
Jessica Needham, Cory Merow, Nathalie Butt, Yadvinder Malhi, Toby Marthews, Michael Morecroft, Sean McMahon
- Environmental drivers of demographic variation across the global geographical range of 26 plant species
Martina Treurnicht, Jörn Pagel, Karen Esler, AnneLise Schutte-Vlok, Henning Nottebrock, Tineke Kraaij, Anthony Rebelo, Frank Schurr
On Tuesday 1 March at 1pm GMT the BES journals will be hosting a webinar in association with the special feature. Registration for the webinar is free.
Assistant Editor, Journal of Ecology