Harper Prize Highly Commended Paper 2016: Ecological Legacies of Civil War on Savanna Tree Cover

Each year, as well as selecting an overall winner for the Harper Prize (see Martina’s interview), the editors of Journal of Ecology also select two highly commended papers. This year we had two fantastic highly commended papers by Kris Kramer-Walter et al. titled ‘Root traits are multidimensional: specific root length is independent from root tissue density and…

Interview with Harper Prize Winner 2016 Martina Treurnicht

The Harper Prize 2016 for the best paper published in Journal of Ecology by an early career researcher has been awarded to Martina Treurnicht.  Martina and colleagues collected 3454 population-level records from across the global range of these species in the Cape Floristic Region of South Africa. The findings of her paper entitled ‘Environmental drivers of…

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…

Video Podcast – Harper Prize Highly Commended Paper 2015: Carbon use patterns in marine macrophytes

In the second video podcast dedicated to the highly commended papers of the Harper Prize 2015, Courtney Stepien is presenting the research findings of her paper entitled: “Impacts of geography, taxonomy and functional group on inorganic carbon use patterns in marine macrophytes”. The video is available below and can also be found on the Journal of Ecology YouTube…

Video Podcast – Harper Prize Highly Commended Paper 2015: Jewelweed’s defense against deer herbivory

Last week, we published a blog post written by the winner of the Harper Prize 2015 Yuuya Tachiki, that you can find here. Each year, as well as selecting an overall winner, the Editors of Journal of Ecology also select two highly commended papers. This year we had two fantastic highly commended papers by Laura…

Interview with Harper Prize winner: Simon Doxford

The prize winners for best papers across the BES journals have been announced. See the announcement here. The Harper Prize for the best paper in the Journal of Ecology has been awarded to Simon Doxford for his paper with Rob Freckleton titled Changes in the large-scale distribution of plants: extinction, colonisation and the effects of climate. Read their paper here.…

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.…