Meet the Editor: David Gibson

Not long to go now until the 2018 British Ecological Society Annual Meeting where you have a chance to chat to some of our Senior Editors. Get to know the people behind the decision letters in our Meet the Editor series. Below, we talk to David Gibson. What can you tell us about the first…

Meet the Editor: Mark Rees

Not long to go now until the 2018 British Ecological Society Annual Meeting where you have a chance to chat to some of our Senior Editors. Get to know the people behind the decision letters in our Meet the Editor series. Below, we talk to Mark Rees. What can you tell us about the first…

Meet the editors: Amy Austin

Not long to go now until the 2018 British Ecological Society Annual Meeting where you have a chance to chat to some of our Senior Editors. Get to know the people behind the decision letters in our Meet the Editor series. Below, we talk to Amy Austin.  What can you tell us about the first…

Meet the Editor: Richard Bardgett

Not long to go now until the 2018 British Ecological Society Annual Meeting where you have a chance to chat to some of our Senior Editors. Get to know the people behind the decision letters in our Meet the Editor series. First up, Richard Bardgett. What can you tell us about the first paper you…

COMPADRE & COMADRE: new R functionality for pressing ecological needs

Demography is central to ecology, evolution and conservation science. Matrix population models are popular demographic tools due to their solid mathematical foundations and biological applications. For example, matrix models can be analysed to examine how populations change over time, which life stages are most vulnerable to environmental changes, and potential impacts of different management actions.…

Meet the SIG: Forest Ecology

The BES Forest Ecology Special Interest Group‘s mission is to create an international community of forest ecologists. Secretary Alan Jones tells us more about the SIG and their plans for BES2018 below.  The BES Forest Ecology Special Interest Group (FEG) has hosted a range of engaging events over the past few years, highlighting developing issues in forest…

Ecological Society of Australia Annual Conference 2018

The last week of November saw the annual conference of the Ecological Society of Australia held in Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, Australia. Our Associate Editor Peter Vesk kindly agreed to share with us some insights about the conference and the  interesting new findings presented during the week. The annual conference of the Ecological Society of…

Balancing Time, Real Botany, being an AE, and Diversity and Equality initiatives in New Orleans #ESA2018

New Orleans has been an exciting venue for the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America this year (#ESA2018). Delegates were faced with the task of balancing time in sessions and sampling the culinary and musical delights of this vibrant American city. Journal of Ecology Associate Editor delegates enjoyed dinner at Tommy’s following a…

ISEC2018 Conference Report

Last week over 400 ecologists, statisticians and blends of these converged on the University of St. Andrews to present and discuss research at the International Statistical Ecology Conference (ISEC). ISEC meetings have occurred biennially since 2008. ISEC is a great opportunity for ecologists to hear about the latest developments in ecological statistics and to form…