Volume 109 Issue 7

Volume 109 Issue 7 of Journal of Ecology is now available online! Our July issue contains the first ever International Biological Flora account! Journal of Ecology has been publishing in-depth plant accounts since 1941 – but these have all previously described species native to the British Isles. The first international species to be featured is Nervilia nipponica, a rare…

Biological Flora goes global!

Journal of Ecology has been publishing in-depth Biological Flora accounts since 1941. However, these have previously focused on plant species native to the British Isles. This month we publish our first ever International Biological Flora account, for Nervilia nipponica! Our Biological Flora Editor, Anthony Davy, shares more about this momentous international account and shares his…

Rainbow Research: Life

To celebrate UK Pride Month, the British Ecological Society journal blogs have been publishing Rainbow Research! A blog series that aims to promote visibility of STEM researchers from the LGBTQ+ community. Each post will be connected to a theme represented by one of the colours shown in the Progress Pride flag. In this post, Demetrio Mora shares their passion for freshwater ecology…

Rainbow Research: Nature

To celebrate UK Pride Month, the British Ecological Society journal blogs are posting a Rainbow Research series, which aims to promote visibility of STEM researchers from the LGBTQ+ community. Each post will be connected to a theme represented by one of the colours shown in the Progress Pride flag. In this post, Bradley Neal shares the…

Cover stories: Volume 109 Issue 6

The cover image for our June issue shows white pine trees at the oldest forest research plot in Canada – this species being considered for assisted migration efforts in this region. This image relates to the research article: Critical seed transfer distances for selected tree species in eastern North America by Pedlar, McKenney & Lu. Lead author, John…

Editor’s Choice: Volume 109 Issue 6

The Editor’s Choice for our June issue is “Disentangling the social complexities of assisted migration through deliberative methods” by Shannon Hagerman & Robert Kozak. This mini-review identifies a novel deliberative agenda for understanding the societal aspects and implications of plant translocation research and practice. This article is also part of our new cross-journal Special Focus: Plant translocations…

Volume 109 Issue 6

Volume 109 Issue 6 of Journal of Ecology is now available online! Our June issue contains a new cross-journal Special Focus with Ecological Solutions and Evidence: Plant translocations and climate change: bioassay, surveillance and solution to a global threat. There are 8 insightful research articles and review papers in this collection, including the accompanying Editorial article. This Special Focus was overseen…

Atul Joshi – Harper Prize Winner

Throughout the last month, we have been featuring all the articles that were shortlisted for the Harper Prize 2020. The Harper Prize is an annual award for the best early career research paper published in Journal of Ecology. Here we hear more from Atul Joshi, who was jointly awarded this year’s prize alongside Blanca Arroyo-Correa! About me I grew…

Identity of Ecological Systems and the Meaning of Resilience

Author Olivier Delettre, discusses their recently published article: Identity of ecological systems and the meaning of resilience. This article proposes four definitions of resilience, each one refers to the maintenance of a different type of identity and to a different level of persistence of ecological systems. This article is part of an upcoming cross-journal Special…

Editor’s Choice: Volume 109 Issue 5

The Editor’s Choice for our May issue is “Herbivore dung stoichiometry drives competition between savanna trees and grasses” by Judith Sitters & Harry Olde Venterink. This article shows that browsing and grazing herbivores potentially help maintain the tree‐grass balance in African savanna, through variation in the nitrogen (N) to phosphorus (P) ratio of their dung! Here the…