Plant defences along an invasion chronosequence, Michal Gruntman et al. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12660

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…

The Biological Flora of the British Isles: 75 years and blooming

Did you know that The Biological Flora of the British Isles celebrates its 75th anniversary this year? The long running and popular series is published in Journal of Ecology alongside the Journal’s other articles, and has featured hundreds of species accounts to date. Editor Tony Davy has written a piece that was published in the Society’s quarterly magazine…

Updated Journal Aims and Scope

Following some excellent feedback and comments at our most recent BES Editor’s Strategy Day (see photo below), we have updated the wording of our journal scope. The updated scope reads: Journal of Ecology publishes original articles on all aspects of the ecology of plants (including algae), in both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. We will publish…

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New Insights into Size Asymmetry of Resource Competition

Editor’s note A recently published paper in Journal of Ecology, entitled Size asymmetry of resource competition and the structure of plant communities by DeMalach et al. 2016, garnered a lot of excitement during the review process. Associate Editor James F Cahill kindly agreed to share and comment the novel findings of this paper below. Pierre…

Virtual Issue: In Honour of Mark Westoby V

Editor’s Note The Editors of the Journal of Ecology are pleased to honour Professor Mark Westoby in our continuing Eminent Ecologist virtual issue series. The virtual issue is available on the Journal of Ecology website. Mark has written a number of posts for the blog about the papers in the virtual issue, and the people…

Virtual Issue: In Honour of Mark Westoby IV

Editor’s Note The Editors of the Journal of Ecology are pleased to honour Professor Mark Westoby in our continuing Eminent Ecologist virtual issue series. The virtual issue is available on the Journal of Ecology website. Mark has written a number of posts for the blog about the papers in the virtual issue, and the people…

Virtual Issue: In Honour of Mark Westoby III

Editor’s Note The Editors of the Journal of Ecology are pleased to honour Professor Mark Westoby in our continuing Eminent Ecologist virtual issue series. The virtual issue is available on the Journal of Ecology website. Mark has written a number of posts for the blog about the papers in the virtual issue, and the people…