Climate or topography? It depends!

It is our pleasure to announce that Journal of Ecology author Severin Irl (University of Bayreuth) has been awarded the Eduard Strasburger Award for his 2015 paper; Climate vs. topography – spatial patterns of plant species diversity and endemism on a high-elevation island. The prize is awarded every 2 years by the German Botanical Society…

Peer review – what does it mean to you?

Along with many other organisations and individuals all over the world, the BES has been celebrating Peer Review Week. We recognise that peer review underpins the high quality work published by BES journals and has done for over 100 years. For this post we asked our Editorial boards for their thoughts on the importance of…

INTECOL 2017 – One week in China: Insights from Marc Cadotte

As advertised in a previous blog post, the international conference of ecology INTECOL 2017 was held last week in Beijing, China. This year’s conference theme was Ecology and Civilization in a Changing World. Marc Cadotte, Senior Editor of Journal of Applied Ecology, attended the conference and wrote a nice blog post for the EEB and Flow blog, in which…

Plant Trait Dimensions: the Phenotype as an Integrated Network

In the video podcast below, Julie Messier presents the findings of her recent study, accepted for publication (currently in early view) in Journal of Ecology, and titled ‘‘Interspecific integration of trait dimensions at local scales: the plant phenotype as an integrated network“. This study was part of Julie’s PhD project that aimed at exploring the limits of a trait-based approach…