Welcoming our new Associate Editors for the Blog: Rich and Rhosanna!

We would like to introduce the new Associate Editors for the Journal of Ecology blog. Rhosanna Jenkins and Rich Shefferson will be helping to manage the blog and secure new and interesting content. We very much look forward to seeing more posts from them in the future!

Rhosanna Jenkins


Rhosanna is a Scientific Modeller at NatCap Research, which focuses on natural capital modelling, accounting and valuation. She researched for her PhD at the University of East Anglia, where she studied the projected impacts of climate change on the water resources, biodiversity and agriculture of Kenya’s Tana River Basin. Since completing her PhD, Rhosanna has worked on projects with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, Warwickshire County Council and Natural Resources Wales. Until recently she was a Senior Research Associate at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and is a contributing author to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report. Rhosanna is passionate about science communication; transferring knowledge of climate change and ecology to audiences outside of academia.

Richard Shefferson


Rich is an evolutionary ecologist working on the life histories and symbioses of long-lived plants and fungi. He earned his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, where he hunted the long-lived across the mountains of California. Rich now works as an Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo, where he continues these pursuits across the mountains and forests of East Asia. Apart from this, he has a strong interest in the history and culture of science, and of the links between ecology, evolution, and our everyday lives. Rich has been an Associate Editor for Journal of Ecology since 2012 and will continue with his editorial duties as well as working on the blog.

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