Ecological Succession in a Changing World

Cynthia Chang and Ben Turner are the guest editors for our latest special feature: Ecological Succession in a Changing World. Cynthia and Ben tell us more about their special feature and the inspiration behind it, below.  There is no doubt that succession is a foundation of ecology. However, when ecologists talk about succession, it often…

Special Feature: Biotic controls of plant coexistence

The latest issue of Journal of Ecology includes a Special Feature guest edited by Ignasi Bartomeus and Oscar Godoy. Below, Ignasi and Oscar tell us more about the inspiration behind their Special Feature and how they went about putting it all together. Why a special issue on biotic controls of plant coexistence? The quick answer…

Special Feature: Intransitive competition and coexistence

Volume 106.3 of Journal of Ecology includes a special feature on intransitive competition and coexistence. The special feature, guest edited by Santi Soliveres and Eric Allan, consists of 6 research articles and an editorial. Santi and Eric tell us more about their special feature below… Whether to see who starts in hide and seek or…

Open Call for Special Features

The editors of Journal of Ecology would like to invite special feature proposals for publication in 2019. Journal of Ecology has been publishing special features since Bullock and Nathan’s 2008 collection of 12 papers on the topic “Plant Dispersal Across Multiple Scales: Linking Models and Reality.” Since that time, the Editors have commissioned special features…

Thinking about Forests

Nina Farwig was one of the contributors to the dispersal special feature published in issue 105.1 of Journal of Ecology. Read more about her paper below… When thinking about forests, the average European citizen will picture an ecosystem that has been shaped by human activity for hundreds of years. In fact, today, more than 70%…

Special Feature: Dispersal processes driving plant movement

Journal of Ecology published a Special Feature in issue 105.1 titled; Dispersal Processes driving plant movement: Range shifts in a changing world. One of the guest editors, Cristina García, tells us more about the Special Feature below… Most living organisms need to mobilise their propagules to avoid inter-specific competition, escape suboptimal or poor local conditions and…