Rainbow Research: Nature

To celebrate UK Pride Month, the British Ecological Society journal blogs are posting a Rainbow Research series, which aims to promote visibility of STEM researchers from the LGBTQ+ community. Each post will be connected to a theme represented by one of the colours shown in the Progress Pride flag. In this post, Bradley Neal shares the…

Video mash up of ballistic seed dispersal in action

Daniel Chapman and Alan Gray have a paper ou in the Journal titled “Complex interactions between the wind and ballistic seed dispersal in Impatiens glandulifera (Royle)”. Read the paper here. Daniel has provided some video of ballistic seed dispersal, and we have mashed it up with an open source music clip for your viewing pleasure.

Inferring community assembly mechanisms

Marko Spasojevic and Katharine Suding have a paper in Early View in the Journal titled “Inferring community assembly mechanisms from functional diversity patterns: the importance of multiple assembly processes“.  Read it here.  We posted an interview with Marko here. Marko has provided a short synopsis of the paper and a photo of the study site. Enjoy.