Transparent Peer Review update

In November 2019 two of the British Ecological Society journals, Journal of Ecology and Methods in Ecology and Evolution, began trialling a Transparent Peer Review process. This meant that (unless the authors opted out) the reviewer reports, author responses and editor decisions were made available on Publons for all of our published articles. 15 months…

Volume 109 Issue 2

Volume 109 Issue 2 of Journal of Ecology is now available online! Our February issue contains a fascinating range of articles, including research studying bark beetle outbreaks, an essay review exploring the functions behind ecosystem multifunctionality and an article investigating the role of browsers in maintaining the openness of African savannas. The Editor’s Choice paper for this issue is “Spatial mapping of root…

Reflections on the Festival of Ecology

It’s hard to believe that it has been a month since the Festival of Ecology! Like many other participants (if the Functional Ecology Twitter poll is an accurate representation), I was mixing my normal work with attending some of the online conference events of BES 2020. During the main festival, I caught some of the…

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…

Volume 109 Issue 1

Volume 109 Issue 1 of Journal of Ecology is now available online! Starting from 2021, Journal of Ecology will be producing 12 issues each year. We have also switched to publishing our issues online only. Our January issue contains an incredible array of articles, including long term research investigating ecological regime shift in peatlands, an essay review…

Festival of Ecology: Plant ecology playlist

With a programme of over 650 on-demand talks and posters, there is plenty to watch during #BES2020! That doesn’t even include Festival of Ecology’s live plenaries, thematic sessions, networking opportunities, workshops and commemorative sessions in honour of Bob May and Georgina Mace. Here, Journal of Ecology recommends a playlist of talks and posters that will…

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…

Introducing Grime Reviews and call for review proposals

Journal of Ecology’s Reviews Editor, Jason Fridley, introduces our new Grime Reviews series. We are currently accepting review proposals on the subject of “Remote sensing in plant ecology”. If you are interested in contributing please email your proposal by 31 January 2021 (see below for full details). Journal of Ecology is pleased to announce a…

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…

Yvonne Buckley – Senior Editor

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Yvonne Buckley was recently appointed as a new Senior Editor for Journal of Ecology. Yvonne has been an Associate Editor with the journal since 2013 and we’re so excited to welcome her to this new role. Yvonne’s research is focussed on population processes and their applications across disciplines…