A Question of Time: Understanding Factors Driving Monodominance in Gilbertiodendron dewevrei Forest

Hall et al. just had their paper entitled ‘Resource acquisition strategies facilitate Gilbertiodendron dewevrei monodominance in African lowland forests‘ published in Journal of Ecology. In this blog post, Jefferson Hall explains the history of the research carried out in Gilbertiodendron dewevrei Forest and shares his own experience working on the topic for the last few decades in…

Growth-trait relationships depend on species richness in subtropical forest

In this new video podcast, Xiaojuan Liu explains how species richness impacts growth-trait relationships in subtropical forest. These results are part of a large forest biodiversity-ecosystem functioning experiment in China (BEF China) and have just been published in Journal of Ecology (see Bongers et al. 2019). Xiaojuan’s video can also be found on the Journal of Ecology YouTube…

#ESA2019 Insights from Frederik De Laender

The Ecological Society of America annual meeting 2019 was held in Louisville from August 11 to 16th and Associate Editor Frederik De Laender kindly agreed to share his thoughts and experiences from the meeting below. Louisville, the city of Mohammed Ali, hosted this year’s ESA meeting (#ESA2019, August 11-16th), themed “Bridging Communities & Ecosystems: Inclusion…

Does landscape context affect how forests change after ice storm damage?

Lloren and colleagues recently had their paper ‘The influence of landscape context on short‐ and long‐term forest change following a severe ice storm‘ published in Journal of Ecology. Read more about their work in the post below, written by co-author Jenny McCune. Investigating the interplay of natural and anthropogenic disturbance Around the world, deforestation has…

Ecological Inspirations: Anthony Davy

Anthony Davy is Emeritus Professor of Ecology at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. He has worked on varied aspects of physiological, population, community and conservation ecology but has taken a special interest in coastal systems and ecological restoration. Tony has published more than 100 scientific papers, including 26 in Journal of Ecology. He…

Surviving at a conference in 10 easy steps

This week the BES journals are focussing on how to survive at conferences! Our Associate Editor, Dr Rob Salguero-Gómez, gives some tips for making the most of conferences – before, during and after.  I am a demographer, and as such, I am interested not only in how individuals survive, but also in what allows them…

Fascination of Plants Day

Happy Fascination of Plants Day!  Today is the fifth international ‘Fascination of Plants Day‘ launched by plant scientists across the world under the umbrealla of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO). To celebrate plants, here is a collection of the beautiful plant pictures that we received from authors during the past year! You can also…

Fieldwork in Hawai’i

In this new fieldwork post, Stephanie Yelenik, from the US Geological Survey (Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center), shares some pictures of her fieldwork on forest restoration in Hawai’i. Enjoy these beautiful pictures! More photo collections can be viewed in the fieldwork section of the blog.  Stephanie Yelenik, US Geological Survey, Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, Hawai‘i…

Ecological Inspirations: Deepak Barua

Deepak Barua is an Associate Professor at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, India. The overarching goals of Deepak’s work are to understand how interactions between traits translate to plant performance, and test how variation in performance influences adaptation and persistence in complex ecological environments. This work spans levels of biological organization:…

International Women’s Day: Balance for Better

Friday 8th March is International Women’s Day – a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The theme for 2019 is Balance for Better. Find out more on Twitter by following @womensday and using #IWD2019 and #BalanceforBetter.  To mark International Women’s Day 2019 we hear from our Associate Editors Imma Oliveras and Mahasweta…