Editor’s Choice: Volume 109 Issue 6

The Editor’s Choice for our June issue is “Disentangling the social complexities of assisted migration through deliberative methods” by Shannon Hagerman & Robert Kozak. This mini-review identifies a novel deliberative agenda for understanding the societal aspects and implications of plant translocation research and practice. This article is also part of our new cross-journal Special Focus: Plant translocations…

Volume 109 Issue 6

Volume 109 Issue 6 of Journal of Ecology is now available online! Our June issue contains a new cross-journal Special Focus with Ecological Solutions and Evidence: Plant translocations and climate change: bioassay, surveillance and solution to a global threat. There are 8 insightful research articles and review papers in this collection, including the accompanying Editorial article. This Special Focus was overseen…

Editor’s Choice: Volume 109 Issue 5

The Editor’s Choice for our May issue is “Herbivore dung stoichiometry drives competition between savanna trees and grasses” by Judith Sitters & Harry Olde Venterink. This article shows that browsing and grazing herbivores potentially help maintain the tree‐grass balance in African savanna, through variation in the nitrogen (N) to phosphorus (P) ratio of their dung! Here the…

Volume 109 Issue 5

Volume 109 Issue 5 of Journal of Ecology is now available online! Our May issue contains a new Special Feature: Facilitative mechanisms underlying the effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning. There are 9 fascinating research articles and review papers included in this collection, including the accompanying Editorial article. This Special Feature was overseen by Guest Editors Alexandra (Sasha) J.…

Editor’s Choice: Volume 109 Issue 4

The Editor’s Choice for our April issue is “Dynamic feedbacks among tree functional traits, termite populations and deadwood turnover” by Guo, Tuo, Ci, Yan & Cornelissen. The findings of this article imply that tree functional composition, with variation in deadwood quality through decomposition time, can help to sustain termite populations and thereby forest carbon turnover. Here…

Volume 109 Issue 4

Volume 109 Issue 4 of Journal of Ecology is now available online! Our April issue contains a fascinating range of articles, including research that quantifies nectar production by flowering plants in urban and rural landscapes, a study which found that warming effects on wood decomposition depend on fungal assembly history and an article that examined the dynamics of canopy‐forming seaweed…

Editor’s Choice: Volume 109 Issue 3

The Editor’s Choice for our March issue is “Simulated Indigenous fire stewardship increases the population growth rate of an understorey herb” by Hart‐Fredeluces, Ticktin & Lake. This article presents beargrass (Xerophyllum tenax) as a model system to explore the influence of Indigenous stewardship, or its absence, on population dynamics. Here the handling Editor, Crystal McMichael, discusses differing…

Volume 109 Issue 3

Volume 109 Issue 3 of Journal of Ecology is now available online! Our March issue contains a fascinating range of articles, including multidisciplinary research that asks what drives biodiversity patterns?, an article investigating how climate influences the efficiency of plant structural defence against browsing and a habitat‐based assessment of the role of competition in plant invasions. This issue also contains…

Editor’s Choice: Volume 109 Issue 2

The Editor’s Choice for our February issue is “Spatial mapping of root systems reveals diverse strategies of soil exploration and resource contest in grassland plants“ by Lepik et al. This article combines fine‐scale measurements of plant root distributions with spatial statistics, yielding new insights into plant behavioural strategies. Here the handling Editor, JC Cahill, provides an overview…

Volume 109 Issue 2

Volume 109 Issue 2 of Journal of Ecology is now available online! Our February issue contains a fascinating range of articles, including research studying bark beetle outbreaks, an essay review exploring the functions behind ecosystem multifunctionality and an article investigating the role of browsers in maintaining the openness of African savannas. The Editor’s Choice paper for this issue is “Spatial mapping of root…