Interview with Ian Pearse

In the next Journal of Ecology podcast I interview Ian Pearse about oaks and selection on flowering time in oaks. Check out the related paper in the journal here.  This interview took place at ESA 2012 in Portland, OR. As always let us know what you think in the comments section below or on Twitter @JEcology or @recology_

Interview with Jennifer Williams

In Journal of Ecology’s third podcast I interview Jennifer Williams about her recent paper in the Journal on matrix population models.   Read the abstract here.  This interview took place at ESA 2012 in Portland, OR. Jennifer won the ESA Plant Population Ecology Postdoctoral Excellence Award for this paper. See our post about it here. As always let us…

Pollination mode predicts phenological response to climate change

An interesting paper was published recently in the journal in volume 100:5 titled “Pollination mode predicts phenological response to climate change in terrestrial orchids: a case study from central Europe“.  Read the abstract here. The problem they addressed essentially was asking what traits may predict phenological response to climate change.  They studied a set of about…

Interview with Andrea Stephens – resource concentration by insects and effects on plants

A paper issue 100:4  in the Journal (Resource concentration by insects and implications for plant populations) by Andrea Stephens and Judith Myers explores how resource concentration by insects effects plants, using both modeling and empirical approaches. Read the abstract here. I caught up with Andrea a few weeks ago to do a video interview. Subscribe to our YouTube posts…

Social media in ecology – wrapup from an ESA 2012 workshop

Sandra Chung (@sandramchung) and Jacquelyn Gill (@jacquelyngill) led a workshop at the Ecological of Society Meeting in Portland, OR on social media titled “Social Media for Collaboration, Outreach and Impact”. Sandra and Jacquelyn talked mostly about how to use Twitter, the de facto social media tool these days. Here are the slides from their talk. There…

Interview with Brian Sedio – Coexistence in Psychotria

A paper in Early View in the Journal (Trait evolution and the coexistence of a species swarm in the tropical forest understorey) by Brian Sedio and colleagues explores how a plant species in the genus Psychotria coexist in the understorey of tropical rainforests in Panama. Read the abstract here. I caught up with Brian last week to…