Volume 109 Issue 7

Volume 109 Issue 7 of Journal of Ecology is now available online! Our July issue contains the first ever International Biological Flora account! Journal of Ecology has been publishing in-depth plant accounts since 1941 – but these have all previously described species native to the British Isles. The first international species to be featured is Nervilia nipponica, a rare…

Biological Flora goes global!

Journal of Ecology has been publishing in-depth Biological Flora accounts since 1941. However, these have previously focused on plant species native to the British Isles. This month we publish our first ever International Biological Flora account, for Nervilia nipponica! Our Biological Flora Editor, Anthony Davy, shares more about this momentous international account and shares his…

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…

Volume 108 Issue 2

Volume 108 Issue 2 of Journal of Ecology is now available online! Our latest issue features a range of research articles, including community assembly of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, animal driven seed dispersal patterns across fragmented landscapes and modelling reproductive interactions in plant communities. You can also read our new Biological Flora of the British Isles account on…

Editor’s Choice: Volume 108 Issue 1

The Editor’s Choice article for Volume 108 Issue 1 is “Growth–trait relationships in subtropical forest are stronger at higher diversity“ by Bongers et al. This study assessed how growth–trait relationships at the individual tree level are impacted by species richness at community and local neighbourhood scales. This Editor’s Choice article highlights the impact that species richness can have…

Volume 108 Issue 1

Volume 108 Issue 1 of Journal of Ecology is now available online! Our latest issue contains research articles covering a diverse range of topics. From tree survival and growth responses in the aftermath of an earthquake to the role of freeze tolerance in mangrove range expansion and using remote sensing to measure ploidy level in quaking aspen.…

Model fitting in ecology: trade-offs between complexity and generality

Journal of Ecology recently published new research article by Clark et al. Predicting species abundances in a grassland biodiversity experiment: Trade‐offs between model complexity and generality Author Adam Clark discusses the paper in more detail and explores the trade‐off between bias and variance when modelling ecological systems. It is common knowledge that increasing the number of…

Seed masting and fire disturbance synchronisation in white spruce

David Ascoli, Andrew Hacket-Pain, … & Giorgio Vacchiano just had their paper entitled “Climate teleconnections synchronize Picea glauca masting and fire disturbance: Evidence for a fire‐related form of environmental prediction” published in Journal of Ecology (DOI:10.1111/1365-2745.13308). In this blog post, David explains how seed masting in white spruce (Picea glauca) matches fire disturbance and can be…

Transparent Peer Review at Journal of Ecology

We’re starting a new initiative to make our peer review process more open and visible. If you submit a manuscript to Journal of Ecology from today onwards, you’ll be able to choose to make the review process transparent. But what does that actually mean? How will the process work? And why are we doing it?…

Editor’s Choice: Volume 107 Issue 6

The Editor’s Choice article for Volume 107 Issue 6 is a study by Quintana‐Ascencio et al., which looks at the role of seed dormancy, dispersal and fire history on plant population dynamics, distribution and abundance. Associate Editor, Shurong Zhou, discusses this new research paper in more detail. Biodiversity conservation and management depend on our understanding of population dynamics at…