Gulls can spread weeds over large distances and between habitats

Authors, Víctor Martín-Vélez and Andy J. Green, discuss their recent study which highlights the importance of non‐frugivorous waterbirds as vectors for long‐distance plant dispersal: Spatial patterns of weed dispersal by wintering gulls within and beyond an agricultural landscape. You can also read the Press Release for this article here. Weeds are plants that spontaneously grow…

Cover stories: Volume 109 Issue 3

The cover image for our March issue shows Letharia vulpina, a lichen typical of high‐altitude forests in the Alps. Author and photographer, Juri Nascimbene, and lead author, Hugo Saiz, share the story behind this image and their related research article “Networks of epiphytic lichens and host trees along elevation gradients: Climate change implications in mountain…

Interview with Stefan Schnitzer

In the next Journal of Ecology podcast I interview Stefan Schnitzer about his paper exploring habitat variables associated with liana communities in Panama. Check out the paper in the journal here.  This interview took place on 19 September, 2012 over Skype. As always let us know what you think in the comments section below or on Twitter @JEcology or @recology_