Happy National Tree Week!

Last week was National Tree Week. The UK has celebrated National Tree Week as the start of the tree planting season since 1975. It is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration. We took to Twitter to ask for your most fascinating tree facts. Here are some of our favourites. North American fagaceae retain their leaves…

Celebrating Soil: A collection of the latest research

This post is from Journal of Ecology Executive Editor Richard Bardgett. The UN FAO report on the “State of Knowledge on Soil Biodiversity: Status, Challenges, and Potentialities” was released today, the day before World Soil Day. The report represents a truly global effort by soil scientists and ecologists worldwide and presents the best available knowledge on…

Surviving at a Conference in 10 Easy Steps

This week the BES journals are focussing on how to survive at conferences! Our Associate Editor, Dr Rob Salguero-Gómez, gives some tips for making the most of conferences – before, during and after.  I am a demographer, and as such, I am interested not only in how individuals survive, but also in what allows them…

Ecology Community: Predatory Journals

Who hasn’t received emails from dubious sounding journals requesting manuscript submission? These emails are very common nowadays and generally ignored, immediately deleted or left in the junk mail. But, what is hidden behind these emails from so-called predatory journals? In this blog post, Nicolas Fanin, Guille Peguero and Journal of Ecology Associate Editors Paul Kardol and…