Seed masting and fire disturbance synchronisation in white spruce

David Ascoli, Andrew Hacket-Pain, … & Giorgio Vacchiano just had their paper entitled “Climate teleconnections synchronize Picea glauca masting and fire disturbance: Evidence for a fire‐related form of environmental prediction” published in Journal of Ecology (DOI:10.1111/1365-2745.13308). In this blog post, David explains how seed masting in white spruce (Picea glauca) matches fire disturbance and can be…

Remote sensing as a tool to determine population genetics

Blonder et al. just had their paper entitled “Remote sensing of ploidy level in quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.)” published in Journal of Ecology. In this blog post, Benjamin Blonder explains how remote sensing can be used to determine population genetics of aspen in the Rocky Mountains (Colorado, USA). Can you tell much about the genetics of…

Cover Stories: Issue 107 Volume 6

The cover image for Journal of Ecology’s latest issue was taken by Johan Martinelli. Here Johan retells the story behind capturing this incredible reindeer photograph. This photo relates to recently published research article “Experimental evidence of the long‐term effects of reindeer on Arctic vegetation greenness and species richness at a larger landscape scale” by Sundqvist et al. I…

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…

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…