Happy International Women’s Day

As the Assistant Editor of the Journal of Ecology every day I get to work with a huge number of amazing female ecologists and from day one it has always been a privilege. A view shared by other members of the Journal of Ecology senior editorial team. Journal of Ecology’s Executive Editor David Gibson fell…

Demography Beyond the Population

Last March I had the pleasure of attending the British Ecological Society’s annual symposium “Demography Beyond the Population”, which was coordinated by Alden Griffith. There was a real buzz surrounding the event and it was a really great few days. See Rob Salguero-Gómez post for the Journal of Ecology blog for more info about the…

Southern Connection Congress 2016

Editor’s note The southern hemisphere is home to some unique ecosystems that have long been understudied. Today, it is clear that some of the most compelling and important ecological studies are being conducted in the southern hemisphere. The Southern Connection Congress, created slightly more than two decades ago, aims to bring together scientists from the…

Final instalment of #BES2015

I’ve been to quite a few BES meetings and, for me, this was by far the best! Three days of exciting talks and posters where everyone could discover the latest news in their own field but also mind-broadening and engaging stories elsewhere that are relevant to all of us. My favourite of the first day…

Ecological Society of Australia Annual Meeting 2015

Recently I attended the Ecological Society of Australia’s annual meeting in Adelaide (Nov 29 – Dec 3, 2015), which is always one of my favourite conferences. There were ~650 delegates which is large enough for interest and diversity and small enough that you can catch up with all the friends and colleagues you want to…

More on #BES2015

The BES annual meeting is officially over, and what an amazing meeting it was! See the summary from Journal of Ecology’s Executive Editor David Gibson for his insight into #BES2015. Take note of the Special Features on two of the thematic topics that we hope to publish in the Journal over the next 12 months…

New Zealand Ecological Society Conference 2015

Editor’s note The last few weeks have been a very exciting time for ecology here in the down under. Two major events, the annual meeting of the New Zealand Ecological Society (NZES 2015) and the Ecological Society of Australia (ESA 2015), brought together ecologists from New Zealand, Tasmania, Australia and all over the world to…

David Gibson interviews Scott Collins

Editor’s Note I was pleased this past summer to sit down with former Ecological Society of America President Scott Collins and conduct a wide-ranging interview on many aspects of ecology. You can listen to this interview as a podcast. In addition, Scott has penned the blog article below in which he discusses the new publishing…