Issue 105.1 slideshow

For the cover image for our latest issue we chose a photo from one of the Special Feature papers (Farwig et al. 2016) which showed an area of the Białowieża Forest in Eastern Poland. To make the most of all the great photos from our authors we have included a slideshow below. Read the full January…

Demography to infinity and beyond!

One of my favourite manuscripts provides a detailed account as to why evolutionary biologists should be demographers (Metcalf & Pavard 2007). The authors argue that, because the propagation of genes into future generations depends on the st/age-specific vital rates of survival, fecundity and migration of individuals within and between populations, and such rates are precisely…

Roberto Salguero-Gómez interviews Hal Caswell

Last year Roberto Salguero-Gómez (Associate Editor, Journal of Ecology) interviewed Hal Caswell and you can listen to the interview in its entirety below. Roberto and Hal are co-authors on “The COMPADRE Plant Matrix Database: an open online repository for plant demography“, which was published in Journal of Ecology in issue 1 of 2015.   Roberto is…

Poaching threatens savannah ecosystems – Cromsigt & te Beest

Today the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences released a press release on a paper published in Journal of Ecology, “Restoration of a megaherbivore: landscape-level impacts of white rhinoceros in Kruger National Park, South Africa” by Cromsigt & te Beest. The press release can be accessed via this link and the authors have kindly composed a brief summary of their…

Indirect effects and facilitation among native and non-native species promote invasion success along an environmental stress gradient

Dr. Phoebe Zarnetske and colleagues have a paper in the Journal in Early View titled Indirect effects and facilitation among native and non-native species promote invasion success along an environmental stress gradient. Read the paper here. The authors have provided a short synopsis of the paper some great photos of the study site.

Editor’s Choice 101:4

We are pleased to announce that the Editor’s Choice paper from the next issue of Journal of Ecology is “Recolonizing wolves trigger a trophic cascade in Wisconsin (USA)” by Callan et al.  Read the commentary below written by Journal of Ecology Associate Editor Charles Canham. Editor’s Choice 101:4  While loss of top predators is a…

Ants alter plant-pollinator interactions

Dr. Rodríguez-Gironés and colleagues have a paper in the Journal in Early View titled Possible role of weaver ants, Oecophylla smaragdina, in shaping plant-pollinator interactions in SE Asia. Read the paper here. The authors have provided a short synopsis of the paper and some great photos of weaver ants and their interactions with pollinators on flowers. Predators can alter…