Volume 106 Issue 4

Issue 4 includes a special feature titled ‘Linking organismal functions, life history strategies and population performance’ which is edited by Roberto Salguero-Gómez (University of Oxford, UK), Cyrille Violle (CNRS, France), Olivier Gimenez (CNRS, France), and Dylan Childs (University of Sheffield, UK). The special feature provides a synthetic overview of the forces and mechanisms producing the…

Eminent Ecologist 2018: David Wardle (part 3)

The Journal of Ecology editors are delighted to honour David Wardle in our continuing Eminent Ecologist series. David has put together a special Virtual Issue of some of his excellent contributions to the journal and has written a series of blog posts reflecting on his work. Read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 on the Journal of Ecology blog. NITROGEN…

Eminent Ecologist 2018: David Wardle (part 2)

The Journal of Ecology editors are delighted to honour David Wardle in our continuing Eminent Ecologist series. David has put together a special Virtual Issue of some of his excellent contributions to the journal and has written a series of blog posts reflecting on his work. Read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 on the Journal of Ecology blog. SWEDISH…

Eminent Ecologist 2018: David Wardle (part 1)

The Journal of Ecology editors are delighted to honour David Wardle in our continuing Eminent Ecologist series. David has put together a special Virtual Issue of some of his excellent contributions to the journal and has written a series of blog posts reflecting on his work. Read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 on the…

Tropical peat swamps: Restoration of endangered carbon reservoirs

University of Göttingen press release According to current knowledge, the land biosphere absorbs 30% of the CO2 produced by humans and thus contributes significantly to reducing global warming. Tropical peat swamp forests are among the most important terrestrial carbon reservoirs, but they are increasingly being cleared. Data on their regenerative capacity have so far been…

Seeing the woods through the saplings

Erika Berenguer and colleagues recently had a paper on human-modified tropical forests published in Journal of Ecology. Erika tells us more about her paper below… Walking through an undisturbed Amazonian forest is one of those unique experiences – the abundance of sounds, colors, and smells can be overwhelming. Underneath towering trees, smaller trees in line with…

When and where does dispersal limitation matter in primary succession?

Kobayashi Makoto and Scott Wilson recently had a mini-review article published in Journal of Ecology about dispersal limitation and primary succession. Makoto tells us more about the article in his blog post below. Ultimately, primary succession starts with the dispersal of propagules on to new substrate (Photo 1). However, little is known about where and…

Plant-pollinator networks in the tropics

Camila Souza and colleagues recently had their paper on plant‐pollinator networks published in Journal of Ecology. Read more about the paper in the blog post below. Many plants depend on pollinators for reproduction, especially in the tropics. The interaction between plants and pollinators in a community form complex networks which may change in structure across…