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…

Jane Catford – Senior Editor

Journal of Ecology is very excited to announce that Jane Catford will be joining our Senior Editor team! Jane has been an Associate Editor with our journal since 2016 and we’re thrilled to see her take on this new role. Jane is a plant community ecologist based at King’s College London, UK. Jane has an…

Inaugural Sprent Review: Explaining the evolutionary and biogeographical success of nodulated legumes compared with actinorhizal plants

Today our inaugural Sprent Review was published in the March issue of Journal of Ecology. The first Sprent Review is “Evolution and biogeography of actinorhizal plants and legumes: A comparison” by Julie Ardley and Janet Sprent. Here Julie and Janet discuss Janet’s illustrious career in ecology and provide details about their new review paper. You…

International Women’s Day: Choose to Challenge

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is ‘Choose To Challenge’. Find out more on Twitter by following @womensday and using #IWD2021 and #ChooseToChallenge. To mark International Women’s Day 2021 we hear from our Senior Editor, Yvonne…

Sprent Reviews

We are delighted to announce the publication of our first Sprent Review in Journal of Ecology, by Julie Ardley and Janet Sprent on the “Evolution and biogeography of actinorhizal plants and legumes.” Here our Senior Editors, Richard Bardgett and David Gibson, introduce the Sprent Reviews series, discusses the career of Janet Sprent and highlights the…

World Wildlife Day 2021: Forests and Livelihoods

3rd March is World Wildlife Day! For 2021, World Wildlife Day is being celebrated under the theme ‘Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet’, as a way to highlight the central role of forests in sustaining the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people globally, and particularly of Indigenous and local communities with historic ties…

Transparent Peer Review update

In November 2019 two of the British Ecological Society journals, Journal of Ecology and Methods in Ecology and Evolution, began trialling a Transparent Peer Review process. This meant that (unless the authors opted out) the reviewer reports, author responses and editor decisions were made available on Publons for all of our published articles. 15 months…

Volume 109 Issue 2

Volume 109 Issue 2 of Journal of Ecology is now available online! Our February issue contains a fascinating range of articles, including research studying bark beetle outbreaks, an essay review exploring the functions behind ecosystem multifunctionality and an article investigating the role of browsers in maintaining the openness of African savannas. The Editor’s Choice paper for this issue is “Spatial mapping of root…

Volume 109 Issue 1

Volume 109 Issue 1 of Journal of Ecology is now available online! Starting from 2021, Journal of Ecology will be producing 12 issues each year. We have also switched to publishing our issues online only. Our January issue contains an incredible array of articles, including long term research investigating ecological regime shift in peatlands, an essay review…

Jason Fridley – Reviews Editor

Meet Jason Fridley, the Reviews Editor for Journal of Ecology! In this interview, Jason shares details of his current research, favourite plant species and first publication. We are currently accepting proposals for our Grime Reviews series, on the topic of “What can remote sensing do for plant ecology?” Please see here for further details (deadline…