Volume 109 Issue 1

Volume 109 Issue 1 of Journal of Ecology is now available online!

Starting from 2021, Journal of Ecology will be producing 12 issues each year. We have also switched to publishing our issues online only.

Our January issue contains an incredible array of articles, including long term research investigating ecological regime shift in peatlands, an essay review evaluating on-plant seed storage and an article exploring patterns of fairy circles in Australia.

You can also read our new Biological Flora of the British Isles accounts on two species of Hawthorn: Crataegus monogyna and Crataegus laevigata.

The Editor’s Choice paper for this issue is “Climate warming drives Himalayan alpine plant growth and recruitment dynamics” by Dolezal et al.

The paper studied populations of Potentilla pamirica across its entire elevation range in Western Himalayas. These findings highlight the complexity of plant responses to warming and the necessity of a population‐specific focus for assessing climate change impacts on geographic range shifts.

You can find out more about this article in our Editor’s Choice blog post, written by Stephen Bonser.

The cover image for this issue is also from our Editor’s Choice article and was taken by lead author, Jiri Dolezal. This photograph shows the alpine forb Potentilla pamirica at 5850 m a.s.l. in Ladakh, Western Himalayas, India.

Read our new Cover Story post to discover more about this image.


A brilliant selection of images were submitted to Journal of Ecology this issue. We hope you enjoy this gallery of photographs that were considered for the cover!

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