Brazil: biodiverse and ready to explore

Brazil offers great opportunities for plant ecology and the chance to understand the huge diversity of ecosystems that exist there. The country is home to an incredible number of plant species (32,109 according to Zappi et al. 2015) with around 57% of them endemic. In the heart of the country is the Amazon rainforest which…

Tropical seaweed beds weather the storm

Zoe Loffler tells us about her recently published article in Journal of Ecology… Severe storms and cyclones can have devastating effects on coral reefs, breaking and dislodging corals. Recovery from such events can be prolonged, especially in instances when the reef is overgrown by large fleshy seaweeds. But how do cyclones and storms affect the abundance…

BFBI – Sorbus torminalis

Peter Thomas (Keele University) is the author of our latest Biological Flora of the British Isles article. Below, Peter tells us more about Sorbus torminalis… Why would anyone be interested in knowing everything about a minor British tree? A new article has been published in Journal of Ecology on the Wild Service-tree (Sorbus torminalis). Usually a…

Eminent Ecologist: Sandra Lavorel (part 4)

The Journal of Ecology editors are delighted to announce that Sandra Lavorel is our Eminent Ecologist for 2017. In recognition of her work, we have asked Sandra to select 10 of her most influential Journal of Ecology papers to make up a special virtual issue. Sandra has written a series of blog posts about her work, and…

Eminent Ecologist: Sandra Lavorel (part 3)

The Journal of Ecology editors are delighted to announce that Sandra Lavorel is our Eminent Ecologist for 2017. In recognition of her work, we have asked Sandra to select 10 of her most influential Journal of Ecology papers to make up a special virtual issue. Sandra has written a series of blog posts about her work, and…

Eminent Ecologist: Sandra Lavorel (part 2)

The Journal of Ecology editors are delighted to announce that Sandra Lavorel is our Eminent Ecologist for 2017. In recognition of her work, we have asked Sandra to select 10 of her most influential Journal of Ecology papers to make up a special virtual issue. Sandra has written a series of blog posts about her work, and…

Eminent Ecologist: Sandra Lavorel (part 1)

The Journal of Ecology editors are delighted to announce that Sandra Lavorel is our Eminent Ecologist for 2017. In recognition of her work, we have asked Sandra to select 10 of her most influential Journal of Ecology papers to make up a special virtual issue. Sandra has written a series of blog posts about her work,…

Volume 105 Issue 6

Volume 105 Issue 6 of Journal of Ecology is now online! The November 2017 issue contains a special feature titled ‘Long-term dynamics and impacts of plant invasions’ which is guest edited by Carla D’Antonio and Luke Flory. Luke and Carla have got together a great selection of papers for this special feature including studies on…

BFBI – Serratula tinctoria

Dr Richard Jefferson is the author of our latest Biological Flora of the British Isles article. Below he tells us more about his paper on saw-wort which was published in volume 105, issue 5 of Journal of Ecology… Saw-wort (Serratula tinctoria) is a herbaceous perennial of the daisy family (Asteraceae) that occurs across much of…