Volume 106 Issue 5

Volume 106 Issue 5 of Journal of Ecology is now online! Issue 5 includes a Special Feature guest edited by Ignasi Bartomeus and Oscar Godoy. The Special Feature, titled ‘Biotic controls of plant coexistence’, consists of 10 research papers along with an editorial from the guest editors. The Editor’s choice for this issue is a…

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…

David Goodall Obituary (1914-2018)

Eminent ecologist David W. Goodall passed away a few weeks ago at the age of 104. David was well known for his work in plant community ecology, notably through major advances in statistical methods to analyze vegetation patterns. His friend, Peter Minchin (SIUE, USA) kindly proposed to write some words about David’s research over his long…

Volume 106 Issue 3

Volume 106 Issue 3 is now available online! This issue includes a special feature titled ‘Intransitive competition and species coexistence’. Edited by Santiago Soliveres and Eric Allan from the University of Bern, the special feature presents six new studies including models, experimental studies and large-scale observational studies. The studies advance the field by integrating intransitive…

Volume 106 Issue 2

Volume 106 Issue 2 of Journal of Ecology is now online!  This issue includes a Special Feature titled ‘Mycorrhizal fungi as drivers and modulators of ecosystem processes‘. Edited by Nina Wurzburger and Karina Clemmensen, the special feature brings together 7 papers and an editorial on the topic of how mycorrhizal fungi contribute to ecosystem function. In…

In tribute to Michael Proctor

Michael Proctor, an Associate Editor of the Biological Flora of the British Isles series, sadly passed away recently. Tony Davy and Donald Pigott kindly agreed to share their memories of Michael in the below blog post. We have also put together a special virtual issue to celebrate Michael’s contributions to the journal.  The Biological Flora of the British…

Welcome to our new Associate Editors

In the autumn of 2017 the journals of the British Ecological Society conducted its first open call for Associate Editors. Any researcher with relevant experience could apply to join the editorial board of a BES journal. The purpose of the open call was to allow us to move towards a more transparent system of appointing…

Dali Guo obituary (1971–2017)

Dali Guo, who passed away aged 46 on the 19th November 2017, was known for his major contributions to plant ecology through advancing our understanding of root ecology and patterns of root traits in terrestrial ecosystems. His research has not only helped to establish the importance of root branching order on root and ecosystem function,…

Open Call for Special Features

The editors of Journal of Ecology would like to invite special feature proposals for publication in 2019. Journal of Ecology has been publishing special features since Bullock and Nathan’s 2008 collection of 12 papers on the topic “Plant Dispersal Across Multiple Scales: Linking Models and Reality.” Since that time, the Editors have commissioned special features…