Editor’s Choice (110:11): Does the life of the parent affect the fitness of the child, and the grandchild?

The editor’s choice for our November issue is “Ecological significance of intraplant variation: Epigenetic mosaicism in Lavandula latifolia plants predicts extant and transgenerational variability of fecundity-related traits” by Carlos M. Herrera et al. Here, Associate Editor Richard Shefferson explains the importance of this research:  Plants do some strange things. We are surrounded by plants in our day-to-day lives,…

🏆Eminent Ecologist 2022: Hans Cornelissen (part 3)

The Journal of Ecology Editors are delighted to honour Hans Cornelissen as our Eminent Ecologist award winner for 2022! In recognition of his work, we asked Hans to put together a virtual issue of some of his favourite contributions to the journal. Hans has also written this blog series related to the virtual issue, linking the main research themes throughout his career, and…

Writefull trial announced on Journal of Ecology

We are delighted to announce that we have integrated the language editing software, Writefull, into the online submission system of Journal of Ecology.   Writefull is an automatic proofing and editing AI tool trained on published articles from STEM subject areas. It screens text for correctness of grammar, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation, as well more subtle language issues…

🏆Eminent Ecologist 2022: Hans Cornelissen (part 2)

The Journal of Ecology Editors are delighted to honour Hans Cornelissen as our Eminent Ecologist award winner for 2022! In recognition of his work, we asked Hans to put together a virtual issue of some of his favourite contributions to the journal. Hans has also written this blog series related to the virtual issue, linking the main research themes throughout his career, and…

🏆Eminent Ecologist 2022: Hans Cornelissen (part 1)

The Journal of Ecology Editors are delighted to announce that Hans Cornelissen is our Eminent Ecologist award winner for 2022! In recognition of his work, we asked Hans to put together a virtual issue of some of his favourite contributions to the journal. Hans has also written this blog series, and was interviewed by Richard Bardgett about his motivations and career to…

Londiwe Mokoena: A grass tussock in a savanna: My journey in occupying space in the world of ecology

For Black History Month, the British Ecological Society (BES) journals are celebrating the work of Black ecologists from around the world and sharing their stories. The theme for UK Black History Month this year is Time for Change: Action Not Words. Londiwe Mokoena—a postgraduate student at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa—shares her story…

Professor Donald Pigott Obituary (1928-2022)

Written by Anthony Davy and John Lee. In a time of increasing specialisation, few British plant ecologists have been as influential on such a broad front as Professor Christopher Donald Pigott, who has died at the age of 94. He served the Journal of Ecology as editor of the Biological Flora of the British Isles…

Editor’s Choice (110:10): Finding your way in the world of forest dynamics models

The editor’s choice for our October issue is “The evolution, complexity and diversity of models of long-term forest dynamics” by Harald Bugmann and Rupert Seidl. Here, Associate Editor Pieter Zuidema explains the importance of this research:  Forests worldwide are confronted with a multitude of changes: climate change, increasing disturbances such as fires, and shifting societal demands. Forest…