Open Call for Special Feature Proposals

The editors of Journal of Ecology would like to invite proposals for new special features to be published in the journal. Journal of Ecology has been publishing special features since 2008, and recent examples include Biotic Controls of Plant Coexistence, Ecological Succession in a Changing World and Macroevolutionary Perspectives on Biotic Interactions. We will now…

Do latex and resin spur diversification? Re-examining a classic example of escape-and-radiate coevolution

Michael Foisy and colleagues contributed a paper to our latest special feature: Macroevolutionary perspectives on biotic interactions. Find out more about their paper below. A brief history of the project When an insect chomps on a plant, sometimes the plant tissue will release latex or resin – a “goo” that can be toxic, difficult to digest,…

Volume 107 issue 4

Volume 107 Issue 4 of Journal of Ecology is now available online! This latest issue of Journal of Ecology includes a special feature titled Macroevolutionary perspectives on biotic interactions. The special feature, edited by Richard Shefferson from University of Tokyo, Japan, consists of 8 research papers and an introductory editorial. This issue also includes our annual Harper…

Harper Prize winner Q&A (part 2)

This year’s Harper Prize winner is Rutuja Chitra-Tarak for her paper; The roots of the drought: Hydrology and water uptake strategies mediate forest‐wide demographic response to precipitation. Rutuja received a PhD from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, went onto to do a post-doc at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, USA, and is now a post-doctoral…

Harper Prize winner Q&A (part 1)

This year’s Harper Prize winner is Rutuja Chitra-Tarak for her paper; The roots of the drought: Hydrology and water uptake strategies mediate forest‐wide demographic response to precipitation. Rutuja received a PhD from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, went onto to do a post-doc at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, USA, and is now a post-doctoral…

Have we been incorrectly analyzing plant cover data?

Our latest review paper is by Christian Damgaard and Kathryn Irvine on the subject of analyzing plant cover data. Read more about their paper below. Plant cover is a measure of the two-dimensional projection of plant species onto the surface and is the most commonly used measure of plant abundance. There are numerous historic and…

Surviving at a conference in 10 easy steps

This week the BES journals are focussing on how to survive at conferences! Our Associate Editor, Dr Rob Salguero-Gómez, gives some tips for making the most of conferences – before, during and after.  I am a demographer, and as such, I am interested not only in how individuals survive, but also in what allows them…