Identity of Ecological Systems and the Meaning of Resilience

Author Olivier Delettre, discusses their recently published article: Identity of ecological systems and the meaning of resilience. This article proposes four definitions of resilience, each one refers to the maintenance of a different type of identity and to a different level of persistence of ecological systems. This article is part of an upcoming cross-journal Special…

Can invasive plants become new species in their invaded range?

Ramona Irimia and Daniel Montesinos discuss their recent Journal of Ecology article: “Experimental admixture among geographically disjunct populations of an invasive plant yields a global mosaic of reproductive incompatibility and heterosis”. Find out more about their insights into the biogeographic patterns of variation in reproductive success in the yellow star-thistle, an invasive weed. Invasive plants…

Evan Gora – Harper Prize Shortlist

Throughout May, we are featuring all the articles that were shortlisted for the Harper Prize 2020. The Harper Prize is an annual award for the best early career research paper published in Journal of Ecology. Evan’s article ‘A mechanistic and empirically supported lightning risk model for forest trees‘ was one of the eight papers shortlisted for this year’s award.…

Madelon Case – Harper Prize Shortlist

Throughout May, we are featuring all the articles that were shortlisted for the Harper Prize 2020. The Harper Prize is an annual award for the best early career research paper published in Journal of Ecology. Madelon’s article ‘Root‐niche separation between savanna trees and grasses is greater on sandier soils‘ was one of those shortlisted for this year’s award. About…

Alizée Mauffrey – Harper Prize Shortlist

Throughout May, we will be featuring all the articles that were shortlisted for the Harper Prize 2020. The Harper Prize is an annual award for the best early career research paper published in Journal of Ecology. Alizée’s article, Seaweed functional diversity revisited: Confronting traditional groups with quantitative traits was one of the eight papers shortlisted for this year’s award. About…

Editor’s Choice: Volume 109 Issue 5

The Editor’s Choice for our May issue is “Herbivore dung stoichiometry drives competition between savanna trees and grasses” by Judith Sitters & Harry Olde Venterink. This article shows that browsing and grazing herbivores potentially help maintain the tree‐grass balance in African savanna, through variation in the nitrogen (N) to phosphorus (P) ratio of their dung! Here the…

Cover Stories and Special Feature: Volume 109 Issue 5

Our May issue includes a new Special Feature: Facilitative mechanisms underlying the effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning. A photograph showcasing the experimental setup for one of the Special Feature articles also features on this month’s cover! Here Guest Editor, author and cover photographer, Alexandra (Sasha) Wright & fellow Guest Editor, Ray Callaway, talk about…

Volume 109 Issue 5

Volume 109 Issue 5 of Journal of Ecology is now available online! Our May issue contains a new Special Feature: Facilitative mechanisms underlying the effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning. There are 9 fascinating research articles and review papers included in this collection, including the accompanying Editorial article. This Special Feature was overseen by Guest Editors Alexandra (Sasha) J.…

Rainbow Research: Contribute to our Pride Month Blog Series!

Originally posted on Methods Blog:
We are inviting contributions from LGBTQ+ ecologists and evolutionary biologists for a series of blog posts across the British Ecological Society journals for UK Pride Month, which takes place in June. The series, called Rainbow Research, aims to promote visibility and inclusion of researchers from the LGBTQ+ community with posts promoting…

Michał Bogdziewicz – Harper Prize Shortlist

Throughout May, we will be featuring all the articles that were shortlisted for the Harper Prize 2020. The Harper Prize is an annual award for the best early career research paper published in Journal of Ecology. To start off this blog series, we hear from Michał Bogdziewicz! Michał’s article, “Do benefits of seed dispersal and…