International Women’s Day 2017

Wednesday 8 March 2017 is International Women’s Day, a global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Needless to say, at Journal of Ecology we’d like to give particular mention to the scientific achievements of women as well. International Women’s Day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender…

Harper Review 2017 – meet the author

Last year, Journal of Ecology initiated a new Harper Review series which is named after past BES President and Journal of Ecology Editorial Board member, John L. Harper. In tribute of his of work, you can read some of his excellent papers in this special virtual issue. The series is designed to be thought provoking, authoritative and of broad interest to the ecological community.

Another way to network and collaborate

Although I like to think that I’m getting better, I’m still not very good at networking (otherwise known as talking to people who I don’t already know personally) at meetings and conferences. I’m pretty sure that this is something that a lot of people experience, and something that can be a worry for early-career researchers.

How do plants stay connected?

Alistair Auffret (Stockholm University) recently had an Essay Review published in Journal of Ecology titled; Plant functional connectivity – integrating landscape structure and effective dispersal. Below, Alistair gives us a background to his paper and more information on the functional connectivity of plants…

Volume 105, Issue 2

Volume 105 Issue 2 of Journal of Ecology is now online! The March 2017 issue consists of 24 papers. Standard papers include a study into the effects of nitrogen deposition on reproduction by Bogdziewicz et al. (read Marcel’s blog post here) and a study on rhizobial communities in Acacia plants by Vuong et al.

Thinking about Forests

Nina Farwig was one of the contributors to the dispersal special feature published in issue 105.1 of Journal of Ecology. Read more about her paper below… When thinking about forests, the average European citizen will picture an ecosystem that has been shaped by human activity for hundreds of years. In fact, today, more than 70%…

Special Feature: Dispersal processes driving plant movement

Journal of Ecology published a Special Feature in issue 105.1 titled; Dispersal Processes driving plant movement: Range shifts in a changing world. One of the guest editors, Cristina García, tells us more about the Special Feature below… Most living organisms need to mobilise their propagules to avoid inter-specific competition, escape suboptimal or poor local conditions and…