Editor’s Choice: Volume 108 Issue 6

The Editor’s Choice article for Volume 108, Issue 6 of Journal of Ecology is “Causes and consequences of liana infestation in southern Amazonia” by Reis et al. Here we highlight the key findings of this research, which evaluated the potential for lianas in southern Amazonia to reduce forest growth rates.  Lianas are a key component of…

Cover stories: Volume 108 Issue 6

The cover image for our new issue was taken by David Cappaert and shows a sweat bee and the blister beetle on the flower of a cutleaf silverpuff (Microseris laciniata). This image relates to the article Experimental shifts in exotic flowering phenology produce strong indirect effects on native plant reproductive success by Waters, Chen & Hille Ris…

Bongekile Kuhlase: Plant distribution on remote Marion Island

Bongekile Kuhlase is a Plant Ecology student from South Africa. Her research focusses on modelling plant distribution on Marion Island. Bongekile is sharing her story as part of the BES journal’s Black History Month blog series. We are promoting and celebrating research from Black ecologists around the world, and will be publishing BHM blog posts throughout October…

Yvonne Buckley – Senior Editor

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Yvonne Buckley was recently appointed as a new Senior Editor for Journal of Ecology. Yvonne has been an Associate Editor with the journal since 2013 and we’re so excited to welcome her to this new role. Yvonne’s research is focussed on population processes and their applications across disciplines…

Volume 108 Issue 6

Volume 108 Issue 6 of Journal of Ecology is now available online! Our latest issue is packed with fascinating articles, including research considering how competition drives local adaptation and trait change in urban and rural habitats, a dataset-based classification of seaweed functional diversity and an article exploring Primula veris (Cowslip) morph frequencies, which is part of our…

Distinct annual seasonality in Bornean tropical rain forests

Authors Kanehiro Kitayama, Masayuki Ushio & Shin‐Ichiro Aiba discuss their recently published Journal of Ecology article: Temperature is a dominant driver of distinct annual seasonality of leaf litter production of equatorial tropical rain forests Find out more about this driver of annual seasonality in tropical rain forests and discover the future implications of this research.…

Climate driven seasonal patterns in an ant–plant–herbivore interaction

How do seasonal changes in climate influence ecological interactions in an extrafloral nectary‐bearing plant community? Find out in recently published Journal of Ecology paper by Calixto et al. Author Kleber Del-Claro explains how climate can directly and indirectly impact ant–plant–herbivore interactions, and how we can better understand these changes by considering plant phenology over time.…

Estelle Raveloaritiana: reconciling land-use change and biodiversity conservation in Madagascar

Estelle Raveloaritiana is a Malagsy ecologist, currently studying in Germany. Her research aims to discover how land-use change affects plant diversity in Madagascar. Estelle emphasises the importance of considering and consulting local communities when conducting ecological research. Estelle’s post is part of the BES journal’s Black History Month blog series, which will be taking place throughout…

Editor’s Choice: Volume 108 Issue 5

The Editor’s Choice article for Journal of Ecology’s latest issue Volume 108 Issue 5 is “Palms and trees resist extreme drought in Amazon forests with shallow water tables” by Sousa et al. Here handling Editor, Crystal McMichael highlights the key findings of this research and explores the question “is the Amazon more resilient to drought than previously…