Our latest issue features a range of articles, including research on how functional diversity improves tropical forest resilience, evidence that the masting behaviour of oak trees is changing with rising temperatures and a meta-analysis of below‐ground responses to insect herbivory in ecosystems with woody plant canopies.
You can also read our new Biological Flora of the British Isles account on Quercus rubra (Red Oak), a large deciduous tree native to eastern North America but now widespread throughout forests in Europe and elsewhere.
The Editor’s Choice paper for this issue is “Seagrass ecosystem metabolic carbon capture in response to green turtle grazing across Caribbean meadows” by Johnson et al.
This article explores how carbon dynamics in seagrass ecosystems are responding to increased grazing by turtles and whether these responses differ among meadows across the Greater Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.
You can find out more about this paper in our Editor’s Choice blog post.
The cover image for this issue was taken by Connie Millar and relates to the article “Symbiotic interactions above treeline of long‐lived pines: Mycorrhizal advantage of limber pine (Pinus flexilis) over Great Basin bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) at the seedling stage” by Shemesh, Boaz, Millar & Bruns.
This photograph shows an ancient bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva), growing at the current upper treeline (3500 m) in the Cottonwood Basin of the White Mountains, California, USA.
You can read the full story behind their research and this incredible image in our latest Cover Story blog post.
We hope you also enjoy this gallery of images, which were submitted to the journal for this issue: