Elisabeth Ward – Harper Prize Shortlist

Throughout April, we are featuring the articles shortlisted for the 2021 Harper Prize. The Harper Prize is an annual award for the best early career research paper published in Journal of Ecology. Elisabeth Ward’s article ‘Ericoid mycorrhizal shrubs alter the relationship between tree mycorrhizal dominance and soil carbon and nitrogen‘ was one of those shortlisted for the award. ⭐️About…

Paula Berenstecher – Harper Prize Shortlist

Throughout April, we are featuring the articles shortlisted for the 2021 Harper Prize. The Harper Prize is an annual award for the best early career research paper published in Journal of Ecology. Paula Berenstecher et al.’s article ‘Worlds apart: Location above- or below-ground determines plant litter decomposition in a semi-arid Patagonian steppe‘ was one of those shortlisted for this…

Niko Carvajal Janke – Harper Prize Shortlist

Throughout April, we are featuring the articles shortlisted for the 2021 Harper Prize. The Harper Prize is an annual award for the best early career research paper published in Journal of Ecology. Niko Carvajal Janke et al.’s article ‘Evidence for a fungal loop in shrublands‘ was one of those shortlisted for the award. ⭐️About me My excitement for ecology…

Dina in ‘t Zandt – Harper Prize Shortlist

Throughout April, we are featuring the articles shortlisted for the 2021 Harper Prize. The Harper Prize is an annual award for the best early career research paper published in Journal of Ecology. Dina in ‘t Zandt et al.’s article ‘Species abundance fluctuations over 31 years are associated with plant–soil feedback in a species-rich mountain meadow‘ was one of those…

Editor’s Choice: Pre-dispersal seed predation could help explain premature fruit drop in a tropical forest

The editor’s choice for our April issue is “Pre-dispersal seed predation could help explain premature fruit drop in a tropical forest” by Jackson et al. Here, Associate Editor Ayub Oduor explains the importance of this research.  Premature fruit drop is an important phenomenon that determines fitness of individual plants and plant population and community dynamics. Several causes…

Javier Morente – Harper Prize Shortlist

Throughout April, we are featuring the articles shortlisted for the Harper Prize 2021. The Harper Prize is an annual award for the best early career research paper published in Journal of Ecology. Javier Morente et al.’s article ‘Gene flow effects on populations inhabiting marginal areas: Origin matters‘ was one of those shortlisted for the award. ⭐️About me Since I…

Maria Paniw – Harper Prize Shortlist

Throughout April, we are featuring the articles shortlisted for the 2021 Harper Prize. The Harper Prize is an annual award for the best early career research paper published in Journal of Ecology. Maria Paniw et al.’s article ‘Demographic traits improve predictions of spatiotemporal changes in community resilience to drought‘ was one of those shortlisted for this year’s award. ⭐️About…

Nicole Kinlock – Harper Prize Shortlist

Throughout April, we are featuring the articles shortlisted for the 2021 Harper Prize. The Harper Prize is an annual award for the best early career research paper published in Journal of Ecology. Nicole Kinlock’s article ‘Uncovering structural features that underlie coexistence in an invaded woody plant community with interaction networks at multiple life stages‘ was one of those shortlisted…

Jingyi Ding – Harper Prize Shortlist

Throughout April, we are featuring the articles shortlisted for the 2021 Harper Prize. The Harper Prize is an annual award for the best early career research paper published in Journal of Ecology. Jingyi Ding’s article ‘Ecosystem functions are related to tree diversity in forests but soil biodiversity in open woodlands and shrublands‘ was one of those shortlisted for the…