Fascination of Plants Day

18th of May 2017 is Fascination of Plants Day, an event which was launched under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO) to encourage people around the world to celebrate the importance of plant science. As readers of Journal of Ecology, you are probably fascinated by plants (as much as me), so let’s…

Global Change Ecology Virtual Issue

Journal of Ecology would like to announce the creation of a new subject category; Global Change Ecology. We would like to encourage submissions on this topic, and when submitting your work to the journal, you will now have the option to select this category. To mark this occasion, we have prepared a special virtual issue…

Volume 105, Issue 3

Volume 105 Issue 3 of Journal of Ecology is now online! The May 2017 issue includes a Special Feature titled; Transcriptomic and Genomic Analyses of Communities, guest edited by Nate Swenson and Andy Ford. The Special Feature includes 5 papers with a focus on the latest ‘omics technologies and how they can serve community ecology. The…

Welcome to our new Associate Editors

Journal of Ecology is thrilled to welcome four new Associate Editors who have joined the Editorial Board in recent months. Kathy van Alstyne, Mahesh Sankaran, Kun-Fang Cao and Giselda Durigan all join the Editorial Board and you can find out more about them below. Kathy van Alstyne (Western Washington University, USA) I am interested in the ecology,…

Prize Winners 2016

Last week the BES announced the winners of our annual prizes for the best paper by an early career researcher in each of our journals. For Journal of Ecology, Martina Treurnicht has been awarded the Harper Prize and Joshua Daskin and Kris Kramer-Walter were both recognised for highly commended papers. You can view all the papers in…

Invasive Species Week 2017

This week is Invasive Species Week! Organised by the NNSS and Defra, Invasive Species Week brings together a range of organisations to raise awareness of invasive non-native species and inspire people to get involved to stop the spread. Each day there is a different theme,  so keep up by following @CheckCleanDryGB or searching #InvasivesWeek. To celebrate, we have decided…

Volume 105, Issue 2

Volume 105 Issue 2 of Journal of Ecology is now online! The March 2017 issue consists of 24 papers. Standard papers include a study into the effects of nitrogen deposition on reproduction by Bogdziewicz et al. (read Marcel’s blog post here) and a study on rhizobial communities in Acacia plants by Vuong et al.

2016 Reprise, and 2017 Preview

A Happy New Year to all our readers, authors, and reviewers from the Journal of Ecology Editorial Team! In many ways 2016 was an eventful year (we promise not to talk about politics here), including for the Journal. In brief, we were pleased to receive well over 800 original manuscript submissions, 54% of which were…

Volume 105, Issue 1

Volume 105 Issue 1 of Journal of Ecology is now available online! The January 2017 issue features 27 papers, including a Special Feature on dispersal processes by guest editors Cristina García, Etienne Klein and Pedro Jordano. The Special Feature – Dispersal processes driving plant movement: range shifts in a changing world – originated from a…