Volume 107 Issue 2

Volume 107 Issue 2 of Journal of Ecology is now available online! This issue includes a fascinating special feature on ecological succession. The special feature, guest edited by Ben Turner and Cynthia Chang, brings together work that highlights the importance of ecological succession in understanding the response of plant and microbial communities to disturbance. The…

Volume 107 Issue 1

Volume 107, Issue 1 of Journal of Ecology is now online! This issue is a bumper issue! It is made up of 40 papers which includes 5 Open Access papers. The first paper, which is the editor’s choice paper for this issue, is about how disease plays a role in determining host range limits of plants. The…

Avoiding Loaded Terminology in Ecology

At Journal of Ecology we recently published in Early View a paper by Kazuya Kobayashi entitled “Sexual harassment sustains biodiversity via producing negative density-dependent population growth”. The use of the term ‘sexual harassment’ in the title and throughout the paper was a cause of significant and understandable concern among the Journal’s Twitter followers and beyond.…

World Soil Day 2018

Wednesday 5th December is World Soil Day 2018. This soil celebration gives me the opportunity to highlight great papers related to soil published in Journal of Ecology this year. While the role of soil in shaping plant community assembly, composition and diversity has long be recognized, the mechanisms involved to explain these effects are not always…

Volume 106, Issue 6

Volume 106, Issue 6 of Journal of Ecology is now online! This issue includes 25 papers, 2 of which are Open Access therefore free to view without a subscription. The first article is an essay review by Gbadamassi Dossa et al. on the subject of wood decomposition. The article reviews the role of bark cover and bark traits in…

All about the EcoFlora database

In the new Biological Flora database, the species account listings also include links to other useful resources, one of which is the EcoFlora database. Dr Henry Ford manages the EcoFlora database, and tells us more about it below.  The Ecological Flora of the British Isles is a database constructed from a wide variety of sources initially…

Meet the Biological Flora Associate Editors

The Journal of Ecology team are delighted to present the new Biological Flora of the British Isles database! Accounts covering over 300 species have been published to date – find them all in the new database. You can read editor Tony Davy’s introduction to the database, and below, you can find out more about the Associate…

The new Biological Flora of the British Isles database

The Journal of Ecology team are delighted to present the new Biological Flora of the British Isles database! Accounts covering over 300 species have been published to date – find them all in the new database. BFBI Editor Tony Davy introduces the database below.  Have you ever struggled to find out whether there is an…

Volume 106 Issue 5

Volume 106 Issue 5 of Journal of Ecology is now online! Issue 5 includes a Special Feature guest edited by Ignasi Bartomeus and Oscar Godoy. The Special Feature, titled ‘Biotic controls of plant coexistence’, consists of 10 research papers along with an editorial from the guest editors. The Editor’s choice for this issue is a…