Grime Reviews, Series 3: Phil Grime’s impact on the present and future of plant ecology

Grime Reviews are a series of Reviews honouring eminent ecologist J. Philip (Phil) Grime, who passed away in April 2021 after a long career that touched on nearly every aspect of plant ecology. The third round of Grime Reviews will revisit Grime’s seminal contributions from an array of modern viewpoints and describe how his ideas helped drive a paradigm shift,…

Editor’s Choice: Volume 110 Issue 1

The editor’s choice for our January issue is “Biodiversity–productivity relationships in a natural grassland community vary under diversity loss scenarios” by Pan et al. Here, Associate Editor Eric Lamb explains the importance of this research.  This paper is a fascinating exploration of the complexity of diversity – productivity relationships. With the recent loss of Philip…

Journal of Ecology Senior Editor Vacancy

Are you an active researcher with broad interests in plant ecology? We are seeking an Editor who can strengthen and complement the Journal of Ecology‘s editorial team and continue raising the Journal’s profile worldwide… What we are looking for: To complement our Editor team, we are looking for an active researcher with broad interests in…

Plant-pathogen interactions are the focus of the first Grime Reviews series

In this post our Reviews Editor, Jason Fridley, highlights three papers from the first Grime Reviews series that discuss aspects of plant-pathogen interactions and their role in community and ecosystem dynamics. In Responses of plant–pathogen interactions to precipitation: Implications for tropical tree richness in a changing world (2020), Valerie Milici and coauthors investigate relationships between rainfall and rare…

Editor’s Choice: Volume 109 Issue 12

The editor’s choice for our December issue is “The dynamics of vegetation grazed by a food-limited population of Soay sheep on St Kilda” by Crawley et al. This research article provides an unprecedented record of vegetation change in response to and impacts on an unmanaged ungulate population on a temperate island over 35 years. Here,…

How do you define resilience?

In this webinar, recorded on 27th September 2021, the Guest Editors and selected authors present research published in our cross-journal special feature: Reconciling resilience across ecological systems, species and subdisciplines. Resilience has emerged as a key concept in ecology and conservation biology to understand and predict ecosystem responses to global change. In its broadest and original…

Cover stories: Volume 109 Issue 11

The cover image for our November issue features a fall sunset over a New England salt marsh dominated by Spartina alterniflora (smooth cordgrass). This image relates to the research article: Short- and long-term effects of nutrient enrichment on salt marsh plant production and microbial community structure, by Hanley, Bowen, Kearns and Hughes. Here the author Torrance Hanley tells…

2019 Harper Prize Winner: Maria Leunda

The John L Harper Early Career Researcher Award is given each year to the best paper in the journal by an early career author at the start of their career. We’re delighted to announce that the 2019 winner is Maria Leunda her article ‘Ice cave reveals environmental forcing of long‐term Pyrenean tree line dynamics. The…