Volume 107 Issue 6

Volume 107 Issue 6 of Journal of Ecology is now available online! Our latest issue features papers ranging from patterns of nitrogen‐fixing tree abundance, to floral volatiles and biocrust‐plant interactions. The Editor’s Choice paper for this issue is “Assessing the roles of seed bank, seed dispersal and historical disturbances for metapopulation persistence of a pyrogenic herb” by…

Peer Review Week 2019: Thank you, reviewers!

To celebrate Peer Review Week 2019 we would like to recognise the efforts of every single person who provided a review for Journal of Ecology this year! Peer Review Week (16-20 September 2019) is a global event celebrating the essential role that peer review plays in maintaining scientific excellence. The theme for this year’s Peer Review…

Journal of Ecology – Special Features

Journal of Ecology is currently accepting proposals for new Special Feature ideas! Here we present all of our previously published Special Features, going back to 2008. If you feel inspired by our previous Special Features, then why not send us your proposal? Is phylogenetic and functional trait diversity a driver or a consequence of grassland…

Special Feature: Is phylogenetic and functional trait diversity a driver or a consequence of grassland community assembly?

The latest issue of Journal of Ecology includes a Special Feature guest edited by Nicholas Barber, David Gibson and Holly Jones. Below, Holly discusses the inspiration behind the Special Feature & summarises each of the research articles. When scientists think of healthy ecosystems, they often think of ecosystems that have lots of different species.  Diverse ecosystems are more resilient,…

Volume 107 Issue 5

Volume 107 Issue 5 of Journal of Ecology is now available online! The latest issue of Journal of Ecology includes a special feature titled  “Is Phylogenetic and Functional Trait Diversity a Driver or a Consequence of Grassland Community Assembly?” This special feature was compiled by our guest editors:Nicholas Barber (San Diego State University, USA), David Gibson (Southern Illinois University…

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,…

Reflecting on ESA2016 ‘Novel Ecosystems in the Anthropocene’: Three Ecologists Provide Contrasting Perspectives.

Traveling back from the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, I was struck by how well the meeting theme ‘Novel Ecosystems in the Anthropocene’ resonated through the presentations (a second theme was seafood – see below). Not all, but a large number of organized sessions and symposia were organized around the meeting theme such…