Editor’s Choice: Volume 109 Issue 2

The Editor’s Choice for our February issue is “Spatial mapping of root systems reveals diverse strategies of soil exploration and resource contest in grassland plants“ by Lepik et al. This article combines fine‐scale measurements of plant root distributions with spatial statistics, yielding new insights into plant behavioural strategies. Here the handling Editor, JC Cahill, provides an overview…

Editor’s Choice: Volume 109 Issue 1

The Editor’s Choice for our new issue is Climate warming drives Himalayan alpine plant growth and recruitment dynamics by Dolezal et al. The results of this article provide novel information on population‐specific climate dependency of plant recruitment, growth and population dynamics. Here the handling Editor, Stephen Bonser, provides an overview of the research and highlights…

Jason Fridley – Reviews Editor

Meet Jason Fridley, the Reviews Editor for Journal of Ecology! In this interview, Jason shares details of his current research, favourite plant species and first publication. We are currently accepting proposals for our Grime Reviews series, on the topic of “What can remote sensing do for plant ecology?” Please see here for further details (deadline…

Journal of Ecology 2020 highlights

2020 has been a year like no other. We wanted to use this blog post to thank all our authors, reviewers and editorial board members for ensuring that, in spite of global challenges, the journal continues to go from strength to strength. Here are some of our highlights from the year, and some things we’re…

Welcoming our new Associate Editors 2020

Following our open call for applicants in July, we are pleased to welcome 22 new Associate Editors to the Journal of Ecology Editorial Board. The researchers are based across 11 different countries, including our first editor from Bangladesh! We are delighted to further expanded the expertise and diversity of our board. You can find out more about…

Editor’s Choice: Volume 107 Issue 6

The Editor’s Choice article for Volume 107 Issue 6 is a study by Quintana‐Ascencio et al., which looks at the role of seed dormancy, dispersal and fire history on plant population dynamics, distribution and abundance. Associate Editor, Shurong Zhou, discusses this new research paper in more detail. Biodiversity conservation and management depend on our understanding of population dynamics at…

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,…

Welcome to our new Associate Editors

Journal of Ecology is thrilled to welcome four new Associate Editors. Jane Catford (University of Southampton, UK), Han Chen (Lakehead University, Canada), Emily Farrer (Tulane University, USA) and Julieta Rosell (UNAM, Mexico) all join the Editorial Board and you can find out more about them below. Jane Catford Jane is based at the University of…