Elisabeth Ward – Harper Prize Shortlist

Throughout April, we are featuring the articles shortlisted for the 2021 Harper Prize. The Harper Prize is an annual award for the best early career research paper published in Journal of Ecology. Elisabeth Ward’s article ‘Ericoid mycorrhizal shrubs alter the relationship between tree mycorrhizal dominance and soil carbon and nitrogen‘ was one of those shortlisted for the award. ⭐️About…

Paula Berenstecher – Harper Prize Shortlist

Throughout April, we are featuring the articles shortlisted for the 2021 Harper Prize. The Harper Prize is an annual award for the best early career research paper published in Journal of Ecology. Paula Berenstecher et al.’s article ‘Worlds apart: Location above- or below-ground determines plant litter decomposition in a semi-arid Patagonian steppe‘ was one of those shortlisted for this…

Dina in ‘t Zandt – Harper Prize Shortlist

Throughout April, we are featuring the articles shortlisted for the 2021 Harper Prize. The Harper Prize is an annual award for the best early career research paper published in Journal of Ecology. Dina in ‘t Zandt et al.’s article ‘Species abundance fluctuations over 31 years are associated with plant–soil feedback in a species-rich mountain meadow‘ was one of those…

Maria Paniw – Harper Prize Shortlist

Throughout April, we are featuring the articles shortlisted for the 2021 Harper Prize. The Harper Prize is an annual award for the best early career research paper published in Journal of Ecology. Maria Paniw et al.’s article ‘Demographic traits improve predictions of spatiotemporal changes in community resilience to drought‘ was one of those shortlisted for this year’s award. ⭐️About…

Nicole Kinlock – Harper Prize Shortlist

Throughout April, we are featuring the articles shortlisted for the 2021 Harper Prize. The Harper Prize is an annual award for the best early career research paper published in Journal of Ecology. Nicole Kinlock’s article ‘Uncovering structural features that underlie coexistence in an invaded woody plant community with interaction networks at multiple life stages‘ was one of those shortlisted…

Jingyi Ding – Harper Prize Shortlist

Throughout April, we are featuring the articles shortlisted for the 2021 Harper Prize. The Harper Prize is an annual award for the best early career research paper published in Journal of Ecology. Jingyi Ding’s article ‘Ecosystem functions are related to tree diversity in forests but soil biodiversity in open woodlands and shrublands‘ was one of those shortlisted for the…

Cover stories: Volume 110 Issue 3

The cover image for our March issue features a white-spectacled bulbul (Pycnonotus xanthopygos) feeding on the fruits of the desert plant Ochradenus baccatus near Eilat, Israel. This image relates to the research article: The survival contest of endozoochory: Conflicting interests in a frugivorous avian–plant mutualism, by Beny Trabelcy, Ido Izhaki, and Yoram Gerchman. Here the author Yoram…

Cover stories: Volume 110 Issue 2

The cover image for our February issue features a Female Asian elephant foraging in a dipterocarp forest of Peninsular Malaysia. This image relates to the research article: The ability to disperse large seeds, rather than body mass alone, defines the importance of animals in a hyper-diverse seed dispersal network, by Lisa Ong, Kim McConkey and Ahimsa Campos-Arceiz.…