2020 Harper Prize Shortlist: Early Career Research Award

The Harper Prize is awarded annually by the British Ecological Society for the best paper in Journal of Ecology by an early career author.

Today we are pleased to present the shortlisted papers for this year’s award. These papers were published in 2020 (Volume 108, Issues 1-6).

The winner will be selected in the coming weeks so watch this space for future announcements!

This year’s shortlisted candidates are:

Alien plants and flower visitors disrupt the seasonal dynamics of mutualistic networks – Blanca Arroyo-Correa

Do benefits of seed dispersal and caching by scatterhoarders outweigh the costs of predation? An example with oaks and yellow‐necked mice – Michał Bogdziewicz

Root‐niche separation between savanna trees and grasses is greater on sandier soils – Madelon Case

A mechanistic and empirically supported lightning risk model for forest trees – Evan Gora

Tree mycorrhizal type mediates the strength of negative density dependence in temperate forests – Feng Jiang

Frost maintains forests and grasslands as alternate states in a montane tropical forest–grassland mosaic; but alien tree invasion and warming can disrupt this balance – Atul Joshi

Seaweed functional diversity revisited: Confronting traditional groups with quantitative traits – Alizée Mauffrey

Priority effects will impede range shifts of temperate tree species into the boreal forest – Kevin Solarik

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