EcoTAS 2017: Plant Ecology in AUS and NZ

This week has been EcoTAS 2017, the joint conference of the Ecological Society of Australia and the New Zealand Ecological Society. This year it was held in Hunter Valley in New South Wales, Australia, with a theme of ‘putting ecology to work’ in an effort to explore how ecological science can contribute to the economy,…

What’s a tree worth?

This year for National Tree Week we have a guest blog post from the Treezilla team. Treezilla is a citizen science platform that has been devised by The Open Science Laboratory. Its aim is to map every tree in Britain which will provide valuable information for researchers, conservationists and other organisations. In 2017, trees in…

Brazil: biodiverse and ready to explore

Brazil offers great opportunities for plant ecology and the chance to understand the huge diversity of ecosystems that exist there. The country is home to an incredible number of plant species (32,109 according to Zappi et al. 2015) with around 57% of them endemic. In the heart of the country is the Amazon rainforest which…

Peer review – what does it mean to you?

Along with many other organisations and individuals all over the world, the BES has been celebrating Peer Review Week. We recognise that peer review underpins the high quality work published by BES journals and has done for over 100 years. For this post we asked our Editorial boards for their thoughts on the importance of…