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 paper 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…

Volume 105 Issue 6

Volume 105 Issue 6 of Journal of Ecology is now online! The November 2017 issue contains a special feature titled ‘Long-term dynamics and impacts of plant invasions’ which is guest edited by Carla D’Antonio and Luke Flory. Luke and Carla have got together a great selection of papers for this special feature including studies on…

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…

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…

Virtual Issue: Ecology in an Evolving World – The dawn of Evolutionary Ecology

Ecologists and evolutionary biologists for many decades happily coexisted largely ignoring each other. This separation was clearest in theory where ecological models assumed fixed, constant parameters, so evolution could not occur, and population genetics models assumed fixed selection coefficients which summarised all underlying ecological process that influence fitness. To an extent this reflected the obvious…