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…

Volume 105, Issue 4

Volume 105 Issue 4 of Journal of Ecology is now online! The July 2017 issue of Journal of Ecology includes a special feature titled; Ecological solutions to global food security. Edited by David Gibson and Richard Bardgett, this special feature considers the ways that plant ecologists can help meet the challenges of food production and…

BES Journals at Macroecology of Alien Species Symposium

Here at the BES publishing team we’re looking forward to next month’s symposium entitled The Macroecology of Alien Species: Patterns, Drivers and Consequences of Global Biotic Exchange, where Journal of Ecology, Journal of Animal Ecology and Journal of Applied Ecology will be sponsoring a drinks reception. The symposium will be held in the lovely and…

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…