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Liberation Ecology: From Basic Plant Ecology to Paulo Freire

Ecological Inspirations from Associate Editor Julieta Rosell  Julieta is based in the Instituto de Ecología at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México – one of the largest Universities in Latin America. Julieta’s research focuses on plant ecology and evolution. She has worked on the functional ecology of woody stems, including mechanics, storage, and structure of bark and wood, along with…

Ecological Inspirations: John L. Harper

Being interested in plant demography my ecological inspiration is an easy choice – John Harper, who was instrumental in establishing the field. His book “The Population Biology of Plants” is a substantial tome, some 892 pages, and curiously enough I used this only a few days ago to explain the law of constant final yield.…

Ecological Inspirations: So close and yet so different

by Rob Salguero-Gómez, Associate Editor for Journal of Ecology.  In recent decades, plant demography has slowly but steadily started to catch up with its older sister: animal demography. Plant demographers now record data from much larger samples, have a better grasp of the dynamics of “unseen” processes such as vegetative dormancy, dispersal and seed banks,…