Our latest issue features a range of research articles, including community assembly of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, animal driven seed dispersal patterns across fragmented landscapes and modelling reproductive interactions in plant communities.
The Editor’s Choice paper for this issue is Fire history and plant community composition outweigh decadal multi‐factor global change as drivers of microbial composition in an annual grassland by Qin, Zhu, Chiariello, Field & Peay.
This article helps to determine the varied factors that play a role in structuring soil microbial communities.
The cover image for this issue also comes from our Editor’s Choice article! This photograph was taken by Philippe Cohen and shows one of four replicate prescribed burns conducted in July 2011 as part of the long-term Jasper Ridge Global Change Experiment. This experiment is focused on the interactive effects of fire, climate change, and other global change factors on California grassland.
You can read the full story behind their research and this incredible image in a combined Editor’s Choice and Cover Story blog post.
See the gallery below for more images submitted to the journal this issue: