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…

Fascination of Plants Day

18th of May 2017 is Fascination of Plants Day, an event which was launched under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO) to encourage people around the world to celebrate the importance of plant science. As readers of Journal of Ecology, you are probably fascinated by plants (as much as me), so let’s…

From teaching, to research, to Journal of Ecology

In this blog post, Associate Editor Hans Cornelissen writes about the impact his teaching has had on the development of his research and publications over the years… Autumn is always a very busy teaching season for me – my poor excuse for being slow with my editorial activities for this journal (including writing this blog)… yes,…

Ecological Inspirations: Richard Bardgett

  Richard Bardgett is Professor of Ecology at The University of Manchester (UK) and Senior Editor of Journal of Ecology. His research is concerned with understanding the role of interactions between plant and soil communities in regulating the structure and function of terrestrial ecosystems, and their response to global change. In his blog post below, Richard shares with…

New Insights into Size Asymmetry of Resource Competition

Editor’s note A recently published paper in Journal of Ecology, entitled Size asymmetry of resource competition and the structure of plant communities by DeMalach et al. 2016, garnered a lot of excitement during the review process. Associate Editor James F Cahill kindly agreed to share and comment the novel findings of this paper below. Pierre…