Join us for a webinar on Ecological Resilience

Join the British Ecological Society for a webinar on ecological resilience! This online meeting complements a new Special Feature being published in Journal of Animal Ecology, Functional Ecology and Journal of Ecology: Reconciling resilience across ecological systems, species and subdisciplines. Date: Wednesday 29 September 2021Time: 16:00-17:15 (BST)Location: Online (Zoom)#BESResilience This online meeting will showcase the latest cutting-edge research on the topic of ecological…

Volume 109 Issue 6

Volume 109 Issue 6 of Journal of Ecology is now available online! Our June issue contains a new cross-journal Special Focus with Ecological Solutions and Evidence: Plant translocations and climate change: bioassay, surveillance and solution to a global threat. There are 8 insightful research articles and review papers in this collection, including the accompanying Editorial article. This Special Focus was overseen…

Identity of Ecological Systems and the Meaning of Resilience

Author Olivier Delettre, discusses their recently published article: Identity of ecological systems and the meaning of resilience. This article proposes four definitions of resilience, each one refers to the maintenance of a different type of identity and to a different level of persistence of ecological systems. This article is part of an upcoming cross-journal Special…

Cover Stories and Special Feature: Volume 109 Issue 5

Our May issue includes a new Special Feature: Facilitative mechanisms underlying the effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning. A photograph showcasing the experimental setup for one of the Special Feature articles also features on this month’s cover! Here Guest Editor, author and cover photographer, Alexandra (Sasha) Wright & fellow Guest Editor, Ray Callaway, talk about…

Volume 109 Issue 5

Volume 109 Issue 5 of Journal of Ecology is now available online! Our May issue contains a new Special Feature: Facilitative mechanisms underlying the effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning. There are 9 fascinating research articles and review papers included in this collection, including the accompanying Editorial article. This Special Feature was overseen by Guest Editors Alexandra (Sasha) J.…

Call for proposals: Leveraging natural history collections to understand the impacts of global change

Natural history collections in museums, herbaria, seed banks, and tissue banks provide some of the most valuable information sources in an ecologist’s toolbox: time series data. These collections not only permanently archive preserved specimens, but also critical historical and contemporary information about how species distributions, interactions, and phenotypes respond to global change across time scales.…

On the speed of plants

Author Daniel Montesinos discusses his recent Journal of Ecology article: “Fast invasives fastly become faster: Invasive plants align largely with the fast side of the plant economics spectrum.” Find out more about the plant economics spectrum and how invasive plants align largely with the fast side. This mini-review is part of our upcoming Special Feature…

Drought revisited: manipulating humidity changes the whole ball game

Authors Beatriz Aguirre and Alexandra (Sasha) Wright discuss the findings of their new article – The experimental manipulation of atmospheric drought: Teasing out the role of microclimate in biodiversity experiments. This article is also part of our upcoming Special Feature on Facilitative Mechanisms! Drought occurrence is increasing due to anthropogenic climate change. Drought can negatively…

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…