Editor’s Choice: Elegance in simplicity – a useful new way to quantify plant diversity dynamics

The Editor’s Choice article for Volume 107 Issue 5 is a study by Zhang et al., which outlines their new SRUD approach for measuring plant diversity dynamics. Associate Editor, Hans Cornelissen, discusses the importance of this new method. Many thousands of researchers have been concerned with what drives and threatens biodiversity. They have investigated whether biodiversity provides benefits…

Interview with Lauren Urgenson

In the next Journal of Ecology podcast I interview Lauren Urgensonabout her paper showing that an invasive plant species (Polygonum X bohemicum; bohemian knotweed) has different effects on plants of different seral stages. Check out the paper in the journal here.  This interview took place at ESA 2012 in Portland, OR. As always let us know what you…