Cover stories (110:9): Can disease resistance evolve independently at different ages? 

The cover image for our September issue features a pollinator approaching flowers of an alpine carnation with anthers carrying dark spores of  the anther-smut pathogen. This image relates to the research article: Can disease resistance evolve independently at different ages? Genetic variation in age-dependent resistance to disease in three wild plant species, by Emily Bruns et al.…

Cover stories (110:8): Erythronium americanum, the Yellow trout lily

The cover image for our August issue features an Erythronium americanum leaf (the Yellow trout lily). This image relates to the research article: Citizen science across two centuries reveals phenological change among plant species and functional groups in the Northeastern US, by Kerissa Fuccillo Battle et al. Here, Kerissa tells us the story behind the image. This photograph shows…

Cover stories: Impacts of snowmelt & species interactions on plant population dynamics

The cover image for our May issue features a female Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus) visiting flowers of the plant Ipomopsis aggregata in Gothic, CO, USA. This image relates to the research article: Comparative impacts of long-term trends in snowmelt and species interactions on plant population dynamics, by Diane Campbell, Mary Price, Nickolas Waser, Rebecca Irwin,…

Cover stories: Ginkgo biloba

The cover image for our April issue shows the diversity of leaf morphology from the fallen leaves of a single Ginkgo biloba tree, located in monitored plots at the Zijingang Campus, Zhejiang University, China. The image relates to the International Biological Flora: Ginkgo biloba, by Han-Yang Lin et al. ✏️A note from the Editor, Anthony Davy: The April cover…

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.…

Cover stories: Volume 109 Issue 11

The cover image for our November issue features a fall sunset over a New England salt marsh dominated by Spartina alterniflora (smooth cordgrass). This image relates to the research article: Short- and long-term effects of nutrient enrichment on salt marsh plant production and microbial community structure, by Hanley, Bowen, Kearns and Hughes. Here the author Torrance Hanley tells…

Cover stories: Volume 109 Issue 9

The cover image for our September issue is of some experimental drought shelters in southeastern Utah. This set up is reported in the paper: Drought resistance and resilience: The role of soil moisture–plant interactions and legacies in a dryland ecosystem by David L. Hoover, Alix A. Pfennigwerth and Michael C. Duniway. This article is part…

Volume 109 Issue 9

Volume 109 Issue 9 of Journal of Ecology is now available online! Our September issue contains a new Special Feature: Reconciling resilience across ecological systems, species and subdisciplines. This cross-journal special feature presents 30 fascinating articles published in Journal of Ecology, Journal of Animal Ecology and Functional Ecology, including the accompanying Editorial article. This Special Feature was overseen by Editors Pol…

Cover stories: Volume 109 Issue 8

The cover image for our August issue shows a female sharp-collared furrow bee visiting the flowers of a Mediterranean shrub. This image relates to the research article: Individual-based plant–pollinator networks are structured by phenotypic and microsite plant traits by Arroyo-Correa, Bartomeus, & Jordano. Lead author, Blanca Arroyo-Correa, and photographer, Curro Molina, discuss the biodiversity of Doñana National Park and…