Climate or topography? It depends!

It is our pleasure to announce that Journal of Ecology author Severin Irl (University of Bayreuth) has been awarded the Eduard Strasburger Award for his 2015 paper; Climate vs. topography – spatial patterns of plant species diversity and endemism on a high-elevation island. The prize is awarded every 2 years by the German Botanical Society…

Volume 105, Issue 5

Volume 105 Issue 5 of Journal of Ecology is now online! The September issue consists of 25 papers across a variety of different topics including plant-soil interactions, ecological-omics, plant-climate interactions and dispersal. Articles include a mini-review about the multifunctional legacy of plant traits and an essay review on moving-habitat models for climate change ecology. There…

How walnut has invaded forest ecosystems

European forests have been long regarded as invasion-resistant; however, recent findings suggest that invasive alien plant species increasingly colonise this ecosystem. In a new study published by Journal of Ecology, researchers from the Polish Academy of Sciences, Nebraska-Lincoln University and Jagiellonian University have analysed the mechanisms of invasion of alien walnut Juglans regia in over hundred forests…

Partial mycoheterotrophy in meadow orchids

Julienne Schiebold (University of Bayreuth) has written an article about her recently published paper; Exploiting mycorrhizas in broad daylight: Partial mycoheterotrophy is a common nutritional strategy in meadow orchids.  With approximately 28,000 species, the Orchidaceae is often referred to as the largest plant family. Regardless of their geographical occurrence or life form, all orchid species are…

Virtual Issue: Forest Ecology in Asia

The editors of Journal of Ecology have put together this Virtual Issue to showcase some of the recent forest ecology research from Asia published in the journal, and in particular, our Biological Flora of the British Isles (BFBI) series. The BFBI accounts provide a concise summary of the ecology of British species, but inevitably, many of the accounts are…