Arrested Succession in European Forest: How can this happen?

The first video podcast from 2018 is dedicated to arrested succession in European forest, an interesting topic developed by Timothy Thrippleton in his recent paper published in Journal of Ecology entitled ‘Herbaceous competition and browsing may induce arrested succession in central European forests‘. Watch the video to understand how interactive effects of herbaceous plant biomass,…

Why Yellow-cedar does not expand despite available habitat?

John Krapek (University of Alaska Fairbanks) and Brian Buma (University of Alaska Southeast) recently had a paper published in Journal of Ecology entitled ‘Limited stand expansion by a long-lived conifer at a leading northern range edge, despite available habitat‘. John tells us more about the paper below. Yellow-cedar (Callitropsis nootkatensis, Cupressaceae), a culturally and economically important…

EcoTAS 2017: Insights from Stephen Bonser

The joint conference of the Ecological Society of Australia and the New Zealand Ecological Society was held just three weeks ago in Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia, as advertised in our previous post (read here). Organized every four years, this joint conference aims at bringing together ecologists from throughout Australasia and beyond. The theme of…

INTECOL 2017 – One week in China: Insights from Marc Cadotte

As advertised in a previous blog post, the international conference of ecology INTECOL 2017 was held last week in Beijing, China. This year’s conference theme was Ecology and Civilization in a Changing World. Marc Cadotte, Senior Editor of Journal of Applied Ecology, attended the conference and wrote a nice blog post for the EEB and Flow blog, in which…

Plant Trait Dimensions: the Phenotype as an Integrated Network

In the video podcast below, Julie Messier presents the findings of her recent study, accepted for publication (currently in early view) in Journal of Ecology, and titled ‘‘Interspecific integration of trait dimensions at local scales: the plant phenotype as an integrated network“. This study was part of Julie’s PhD project that aimed at exploring the limits of a trait-based approach…